Whether you love him or hate him, Piers Morgan has undeniably become one of the most popular parts of ITV morning show, Good Morning Britain.
The controversial presenter has won over legions of fans with his appearance on the topical news programme. So it’s likely to come as no surprise that the 54-year-old presenter has chosen to remain on the show for at least another two years.
Announcing the news on his Twitter, account, Piers shared with his followers that he has just signed a contract with ITV to stay on at the show.
The revelation was also accompanied by a jokey throwback picture of his co-host Susanna Reid – where Susanna is looking rather exasperated by Piers’ bolshy presenting style.
He wrote, ‘BREAKING: Bad news for Britain, even worse news for @susannareid100…. I just signed a new deal to stay on @GMB for 2 more years. #TheFoghornStays’
Susanna also responded to the news on her own Twitter account – and frankly, it looks as though she’s taking it quite well.
Quoting Piers’ announcement, she wrote, ‘Ratings up. Complaints up. Blood pressure’s up. Bottoms up.’
Piers’ followers quickly took to social media to share their views on the news – and it looks as though they too were divided in their reaction.
Many seemed disappointed by Piers’ announcement, with one cheekily writing ‘2 more years of
@BBCNews it is then in the mornings’
While another agreed, ‘Let us know when you leave, Piers, so I can start watching again.’
However, it seemed others were delighted with the revelation. One fan wrote, ‘Splendid news Mr M..wouldn’t be the same without you…’
And another commented, ‘Fab news you’re a breath of fresh air
A host of celebrities also shared their reaction to the news, tweeting messages to Piers.
Fellow GMB colleague Richard Arnold joked that his mother has been left panicked by the news, leaving a tounge-in-cheek message.
He commented, ‘My Mum is thrilled. Worryingly short of breath but delighted nonetheless. And by that I mean there are vital signs.”‘
While Lorraine Kelly predicted his 2-year-run would involve plenty of shocking moments, warning viewers to, ‘Fasten your seatbelts!’
The news comes as it was revealed that Piers came close to quitting the popular morning show recently.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Piers shared that the early starts had begun to take their toll.
He confessed, “I couldn’t do it anymore.”
However, the presenter worked out a new deal with his producers, which means he can now start work just half an hour before GMB goes live.
Piers revealed, “Then we came to a new arrangement, which is great. I feel completely different.””