Good Morning Britain announces big change to show

As one of Britain's flagship morning news programmes, we're used to seeing Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid bringing us the headlines bright and early on weekdays.

But that’s all set to change, with the exciting announcement that the pair are set to host a brand new evening version of the programme – aptly named Good Evening Britain.

The team behind the popular show, including Susanna and Piers, will be bringing the one-hour show to our screens on Thursday 28th June at 9.15pm on ITV.

It’s being aired soon after the World Cup England vs. Belgium football match, and so will include coverage and analysis of the game. But the programme will also feature plenty of other news and showbiz stories – brought to us by the inimitable regular co-hosts Piers and Susanna.

The TV duo announced the news on today’s Good Morning Britain. Piers Morgan said, “You know you think you’ve had enough of me in the mornings? Good news Britain, you’re going to get a load of me in the evenings because we are having our first ever Good Evening Britain.”

While Susanna joked, “We’ve made the big time!”

Piers continued, noting “We are coming to primetime – we’re actually very excited about it. I won’t have to go to bed for that until about mid-afternoon, it’s going to be great.”

Piers Morgan also joked that the channel had chosen their “two biggest stars” for the show – himself and Susanna – leaving co-hosts Alex Beresford and Charlotte Hawkins, who are also likely to appear on it, perhaps a little miffed.

As with the original show, celebrities and other famous faces will also be heading to the studios for Good Evening Britain. The names have not yet been announced.

It’s also not clear whether the evening version of GMB will continue to be a recurring show – but it’s sure to go down a treat with fans of the breakfast programme.

Viewers quickly flocked to social media, to share their excitement for the upcoming show. One Twitter user said, ‘that’s fantastic!! love you two on TV, its pure comedy’.

While another fan agreed, ‘Excellent idea!!’ Another viewer also wrote, ‘Great news…Good Evening Britain is a brilliant development…’

Will you be tuning in to Good Evening Britain?