Piers Morgan claims Susanna Reid is terrified of being cancelled too (Picture: ITV/Fox)
Piers Morgan has claimed Susanna Reid was ‘gripped by fear’ when she made her Good Morning Britain statement addressing his sudden exit from the ITV programme.
On March 9, Piers quit Good Morning Britain after 41,000 people complained to Ofcom over his accusations Meghan Markle was lying about having suicidal thoughts, which she claimed were ignored by the Royal Family.
In his first TV interview since leaving GMB, Piers gave a candid chat to conservative news personality Tucker Carlson, speaking out over Susanna’s on-air statement.
The 56-year-old said he ‘didn’t particularly like’ his co-host’s performance.
‘I honestly think she was in the grip of fear,’ he said. ‘I think she was fearful that if she went too far in saying nice things about me, the same thing might happen to her, that there would be a huge Twitter pile on.’
In his Mail on Sunday column last month, Piers assured he had a ‘long, clear-the-air chat’ with Susanna following his departure.
Piers gave his first televised post-GMB interview to Tucker Carlson (Picture: Fox)
‘She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the reasons I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so suddenly,’ he said.
‘It was a good conversation, and we agreed that when the dust settles, we’ll have a long lunch to celebrate five extraordinary years.’
Adil Ray is currently taking Piers’ seat on Good Morning Britain
Adil Ray is currently filling in for Piers on Good Morning Britain for the rest of April while ITV boss Kevin Lygo said the presenter was ‘irreplaceable’.
‘You can’t replace somebody like him. There is nobody like Piers, for good or bad,’ he said.
Speaking to Deadline, he stated: ‘We have a roster of presenters, including Ben [Shephard], Susanna [Reid], Charlotte [Hawkins], and Kate [Garraway]. They’re all stepping up and doing a few more days than they would have done…
‘We’ll mix and match until we feel what the right thing is to do. There isn’t a single person [who can replace him].’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.