Bill Turnball and Susanna Reid to reunite on Good Morning Britain

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Four years after he left breakfast TV behind, and six years after he and Susanna Reid last shared a sofa, presenter Bill Turnbull will be returning to early-morning telly with Good Morning Britain.

Bill, who has been living with prostate cancer since his diagnosis in 2018, will be reuniting with Susanna on the ITV breakfast show later this month, temporarily stepping in for Piers Morgan while he takes some time off.

Speaking to The Mirror ahead of his comeback, Bill said that he was "thrilled to be working with Susanna again", and is "looking forward" to hosting his old rival show.

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Opening up about his relationship with former colleague Susanna, Bill admitted: "We didn't work together long enough and we got on so well. I was sad when she left at short notice, so for her to ask me to sit alongside her is very exciting."

While fans will no doubt be delighted to see Bill back on their screens, the long-time broadcaster joked that he was in "two minds" about what he had agreed to. You can never get used to early starts, apparently.

"On one hand, it's great to be back doing live television," he said, "[but] the other part of me thinks, 'What on earth am I doing?' having sworn never to do breakfast television again!"

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Related: BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull completes chemotherapy following cancer diagnosis

Two years ago, Bill revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer that had subsequently spread to his bones. The reporter discovered the sad news after filming The Great British Bake Off's celebrity special for Stand Up To Cancer.

Following his initial diagnosis, Bill said that doctors had told him they were hopeful he would live for 10 years or more with chemotherapy. "You have to be positive, don't you?" he said at the time.

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"I know I'm not going to get cured and I'm realistic about the long-term prospects, but they're not bad."

It's great to have you back, Bill!

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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