Replacing the mouthy male presenter was another one, in the form of talk show host Jeremy Kyle. Alongside him, and to people’s joy, was fan favourite Kate Garraway, 50, but it didn’t manage to distract anyone from the disdain they felt for Jezza, 52.
Both Piers, 52, and Susanna, 47, were taking some well-earned time off for a half-term break, meaning the stand-ins would feature all of this week.
It appears people tuning in weren’t overly keen on his shouty presenting approach.
— Polly Todd (@Toddpodd) February 12, 2018
And in an incredible turn of events, some were actually calling for the return of Piers Morgan after having not even been absent for a whole show yet.
Come back Piers!!!! Jeremy Kyle makes everything feel very awkward!!
— Carole (@carole35scott) February 12, 2018
— ✨Naomi thornton✨ (@Naomithornton35) February 12, 2018
It’s not the first time Jeremy has filled in to present the morning show, having previously divided viewers back then, too. He was, however, able to pick up from his past flirtations with Kate, that some viewers found playful while others hated everything about it.
Fans of the show were having none of his antics, though.
— Mikala (@mehill87) February 12, 2018
@GMB not watching anymore if Jeremy Kyle is on it.
— Fiona McNally (@FionaLMcnally) February 12, 2018
However, there were some out there who did enjoy seeing the controversial host on GMB, ahead of his 9:25am slot with The Jeremy Kyle Show.
So I turn on my TV at 8 am and see Jermery Kyle on #GMB ❤️❤️
I love you #JeremyKyle ❤️❤️
— ReeRee (@ReeRee_x) February 12, 2018
Watching @JeremyKyle interviewing on GMB and you are spot on with everything your saying and saying exactly how every single parent would feel
— kathryn Bryant (@kathrynward13) February 12, 2018
— Anastasia Pavlou (@Anastasialola12) February 12, 2018
Fans will be relieved to hear that Jezza is only there for a short time before Piers an Susanna return.
Good Morning Britain may get people’s blood boiling when it comes to Piers expressing his often firm and controversial opinions – whether it’s blasting Susanna for not ‘speaking up’ on gender equality, slamming Munroe Bergdorf for using the n-word, or conducting an awkward interview with Tonya Harding – it seems they prefer that to a short-term appearance from poor Jeremy.
Catch GMB each weekday from 6am, on ITV1.