Piers Morgan Secretly Quit Good Morning Britain Last Summer – Here’s Why

Piers Morgan has become synonymous with the fierce and divisive news debates that take place on ITV's Good Morning Britain every day.

In fact, the presenter has proven so popular, that fans now regularly tune in to the show to hear his outspoken – and sometimes controversial – views.

But Piers Morgan revealed that he came very close to quitting the show that has proven so popular under his and Susanna’s hosting.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the TV host shared that in the summer of 2017, he actually quit Good Morning Britain. However, after some negotiation, it seems he managed to work out a deal to stay on with producers.

He confessed, “I actually quit in the summer. I said, ‘I’m out,’ because I couldn’t do it any more. Then we came to a new arrangement, which is great. I feel completely different.”

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But why was Piers so close to quitting? The 52-year-old went on to confess that the early start had begun to take its toll. Previously, he was told to get in at 4am to prepare for the show ahead. But now, he doesn’t get up until 4.55am.

Piers and his bosses managed to come to a new arrangement, meaning he is now only required to get into the studios 20 minutes before the show’s 6am start.

However, Piers’ co-hosts Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins are still faced with the alarmingly early start. But Piers explained that the reason behind that is due to their daily hair and make-up schedule.

He said, “The only reason, really, I had to go in so early, it was because the female stars all have to.

“It takes them longer. Because they get more attention and pressure on how they look, how their hair is and everything else.”

Explaining his morning routine, Pier’s stated that he counts himself lucky that he doesn’t come under the same scrutiny.

“I’m lucky. Five minutes of slap and on I go.

“I said, ‘Does anyone really care if I come in at 5.30 and we just have a catch-up on the phone?’ Which is what we now do.”

We’re sure Piers fans will be glad to hear that he’s sticking around for the foreseeable future…

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