Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid set for 'long break' from show - who is replacing her and where is she going?

Susanna Reid
Susanna Reid has taken eight weeks off from Good Morning Britain. (ITV)

Susanna Reid is set to take a "long break" from her role hosting Good Morning Britain - but where is she off to, and who will replace her?

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Why is Susanna Reid not on Good Morning Britain?

Fans of ITV's breakfast news show saw host Susanna Reid's last appearance for quite some time on Wednesday morning.

The anchor, sitting alongside co-host Ed Balls, revealed: "I am off on holiday - today is my last day for the summer."

She added to viewers: "I leave you in the capable hands of this team for the entire summer."

Susanna Reid
Susanna Reid is on her summer holidays. (WireImage)

Reid usually takes a six-week break over the summer, which is not unusual for ITV's daytime stars - Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are also currently on their summer holidays from This Morning with a rotating schedule of guest presenters replacing them.

However, this year Reid is extending her summer holiday to eight weeks.

When will Susanna Reid return to Good Morning Britain?

Reid's last Good Morning Britain appearance was on Wednesday, 13 July and she is expected to be off for eight weeks.

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That would mean viewers can look forward to seeing her back on air sometime around the week beginning 5 September.

She is the lead presenter on the show from Monday to Thursday, but doesn't work on Fridays.

Who will replace Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain over the summer?

The Good Morning Britain regular team. (ITV)
The Good Morning Britain regular team. (ITV)

As she announced the beginning of her summer holidays, Reid said that the rest of the team would still be around over the coming weeks.

However, none of them cover quite so many shows as Reid, who hosts alongside a rotating schedule of guest presenters from Monday to Wednesday and with Ben Shephard on Thursdays.

Reid's first Thursday off was covered by show regular Ranvir Singh, and the GMB presenting team also includes Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins.

Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid
Richard Madeley has co-hosted with Susanna Reid. (Twitter/ITV)

Since Piers Morgan's departure after an on-air spat about Meghan Markle in March 2021, Reid's co-host has changed many times with a series of guest presenters.

It was thought that Richard Madeley might take on the role full time, but he has hosted sporadically and is currently on his own summer break.

He said: "I've got quite a big break in the summer; I'm going to France and then I'll be back quite a lot in the autumn."

Other presenters who have sat alongside Reid include Adil Ray, Ed Balls, Martin Lewis, Bill Turnbull, Alastair Campbell, Rob Rinder and Richard Bacon.

Watch: Susanna Reid announces summer break from Good Morning Britain