Susanna Reid was seen defending her former Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan, following his shock exit from the ITV breakfast show.
Earlier this month, GMB was thrown into chaos when Piers decided to step down following backlash he received over comments he made about MeghanM Markle.
Piers came under fire for questioning Meghan during her televised interview with Oprah, shown on ITV, where she discussed struggling with her mental health and claimed to experience racism within the Royal family.
ITV accepted his decision to quit and Susanna has continued presenting, with other stars of Good Morning Britain stepping in to fill Piers’ shoes.
When one fan suggested Susanna ‘deserved a medal’ for co-hosting alongside Piers for five year, she made to defend the star and praised Piers for always being ‘supportive’ towards her.
‘You deserve a medal for putting up with @piersmorgan for 5 yrs. @GMB just isn’t the same without him,’ one Twitter user had said.
End of an era.
Thank you for five incredible years of rows, rants & reasons to eye-roll. https://t.co/CbXnDyFRri
— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) March 24, 2021
Susanna replied: ‘There are many occasions where we haven’t agreed. But @piersmorgan has also been supportive and generous with advice.’
‘It wouldn’t have worked otherwise,’ she claimed.
Her tweet comes after Piers was seen clearing out of his old dressing room at ITV.
Piers tweeted a picture of his office all packed up in boxes and joked that he wouldn’t be taking home a life-size cardboard cut-out of Susanna in sequinned red dress with him.
Not revealing how he managed to come across the cut-out in the first place, Piers teased: ‘Goodbye, Good Morning Britain! (I think I’ll leave the cardboard cut-out, would be a bit creepy to take that home…)’
Goodbye, Good Morning Britain! (I think I’ll leave the cardboard cut-out, would be a bit creepy to take that home… ?) pic.twitter.com/MSQMeXA9zr
Susanna casually ignored her cardboard twin and instead responded to Piers by thanking him for the time they had shared together on breakfast TV.
She tweeted: ‘End of an era. Thank you for five incredible years of rows, rants & reasons to eye-roll.’
Ahead of Piers’ exit, TV watchdog Ofcom had launched an investigation into comments he’d made about Meghan, after receiving over 41,000 complaints from viewers.
Piers, who has always been a staunch critic of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said he was ‘sickened’ by Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah and stated that he did not believe that Meghan was refused help when she told the palace that she was experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Piers co-hosted GMB with Susanna for five years (Picture: ITV)
Meghan and Prince Harry gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey (Picture: CBS)
Piers was criticised by mental health charity Mind for the comments he made and following his GMB exit, it later emerged that a formal complaint had been lodged on behalf of Meghan and that Piers had allegedly refused to apologise to her live on-air.
Addressing his shock decision to quit, Piers said: ‘I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.
‘I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.’
Piers continued: ‘I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge. I would call it a temporary hibernation.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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