Alastair Campbell has stirred the pot before hosting Good Morning Britain (Picture: ITV/REX)
Alastair Campbell has stirred the pot on Twitter this morning just weeks before joining Susanna Reid as co-host on Good Morning Britain.
The former spokesman for the Labour Party will host the ITV morning show alongside Susanna during Mental Health Awareness Week in May.
Despite this, he still decided to take a jab at the early morning news programme earlier today.
He tweeted: ‘Stop calling him BORIS …. @gmb.’
Alastair is worried that referring to the prime minister by his first name creates the illusion that he’s the general public’s friend.
Susanna proved she wasn’t going to take things quietly, retweeting Alastair’s post with her own comment.
He decided to take a jab at the early morning news programme (Picture: ITV/REX)
The Twitter exchange definitely adds a level of excitement and intrigue to the week that they’ll be presenting together.
One follower said they ‘can’t wait to see these few days in May’ as there are sure to be a few debates between the two.
Previously Alastair tweeted photos of himself in the Good Morning Britain studio, writing: ‘So weird to be wearing suit and tie.
‘Been in at @GMB checking the presenter chair and seeing if I can cope with the tech! And no I am NOT the new @piersmorgan BUT I will be presenting alongside @susannareid100 May 10-12 thru Mental Health Awareness Week.
‘In addition to usual news, views and interviews hoping to draw attention to MH Issues which GMB have long championed.
‘But also keen to get stuck in on all the big political stories post May 6 elections. No piano! Wish I’d been on this a.m!’
Alistair has worked as Tony Blair’s spokesman and campaign director, then as Downing Street Press Secretary and as the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson.
He later became Downing Street Director of Communications and spokesperson for the Labour Party.
His addition to the GMB panel comes after Piers Morgan quit the programme with immediate effect, following a record-breaking number of complaints over his dismissal of Meghan Markle’s mental health battle.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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