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Jasmine Allday

GMB's Susanna Reid thanks Piers Morgan as she marks 20 years in breakfast TV

Susanna Reid has thanked Piers Morgan for making her "more argumentative and difficult" as she marked 20 years in breakfast TV.

The Good Morning Britain host celebrate 20 years on breakfast TV this morning as she sat alongside her co-presenter of the week Ed Balls, but she didn't fail to mention two of her past presenting partners, Piers and her former BBC Breakfast colleague Bill Turnbull.

As Charlotte Hawkins read some supportive tweets from fans amid the celebration, Susanna got emotional as she spoke about her late co-star Bill, before thanking Piers, who she helmed Good Morning Britain with for five years before he infamously exited the show.

Susanna celebrated 20 years on breakfast TV today (ITV)

Speaking on the show, she said: "I started with Bill Turnbull, and it is really a shame not to be able to celebrate with Bill. I'd love to be able to text him this morning and talk to him about that. He was absolutely brilliant, but luckily I am surrounded by other brilliant people and so thank you very much for being with me on the journey."

She then went on to thank various other people she worked with on the ITV breakfast show, with a special thank you to Piers.

"Obviously, a massive thanks to Ben, who is not here this morning but we started Good Morning Britain together along with you Charlotte of course and Sean as well," she began before Piers got a mention.

Susanna and Piers fronted Good Morning Britain together for five years (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"And just a huge thank you to Piers Morgan of this parish, five years alongside him. He made me bolder, more argumentative, more difficult I think, more probing, asking the tricky questions and going into battle every morning. Slightly different since then but definitely a big thank you to everyone I've presented with over 20 years. Getting up at 3.45 and I'm still here."

It comes after sources claimed Piers felt "let down" by Susanna after he sensationally quit the ITV series in March 2021 after having a disagreement about Meghan Markle. He later confirmed he left the show because he refused to apologise for the comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex and has since gone on to have his own show elsewhere.

She mentioned her former co-stars Bill Turnbull and Piers Morgan (ITV)

Amid the news about Gary Lineker and how he had received support from his Match Of The Day co-stars who boycotted the next programme after the BBC took the former footballer off air, one fan asked him if he was disappointed his colleagues didn't do the same for him. H e replied: " Would have been nice to see the same solidarity."

"Piers’ tweet was a cheeky dig at Susanna," a source explained to OK!, "He feels not just the TV executives should have been more supportive, but his co-hosts – including Susanna – should have been, too.

"No one came out and backed him, only his family, no one he worked side by side with. He felt let down."

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