ITV have yet to fill the full-time hosting slot formerly occupied by Piers Morgan, who departed the series in March amid a storm of controversy surrounding comments he made on-air about Meghan Markle.
On the show, he bemoaned the findings of a new report which suggested a third of private renters in England live in dangerous conditions because they fear eviction if they complain. In the segment, Rinder called on the prime minister to introduce a renters’ reform bill.
Viewers were impressed with his appearance, with some positing that ITV should hand the Judge Rinder star the reins on a permanent basis.
“Bravo Rob Rinder,” wrote one Twitter user, responding to his comments about renters’ rights.
“Oh yes please,” wrote one person in response to the idea of signing him up full-time. “It’s the first time [I’ve] tuned in since #PiersMorgan left!”
“Watched GMB this morning, first time in ages as Rob Rinder was on,” wrote another. “The search for a new co-presenter is over.
“Rob Rinder is the only person to replace Piers. Huge intellect, huge personality, and the ability to empathise without being patronising and he has ‘it’. Sign him up , you just may get some viewers back. He seeks to unite not divide.”
“Rob Rinder... Next GMB Presenter... Pleeease,” wrote someone else.
“Rob Rinder would be a great replacement for Piers Morgan,” another person tweeted at the official Good Morning Britain account.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.