Piers Morgan ups his days on 'Good Morning Britain' for 'foreseeable future'

Julia Hunt
Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. (ITV/Nicky Johnson)

Piers Morgan has moved up to four days a week on Good Morning Britain “for the foreseeable future”.

The outspoken TV star, 55, usually hosts the ITV breakfast show on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Ben Shephard generally stepping in on Thursdays and Fridays.

But he confirmed this week that he has upped his presence on the programme and will now be hosting on Thursdays too.

Responding to a fan on Twitter who praised the way he has been championing the NHS throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Morgan said: “Thanks Tris, I'll actually be doing 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) on @GMB for the foreseeable future, starting tomorrow.”

Along with Morgan and Shephard, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh and Kate Garraway also regularly appear on the show.

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However, Garraway has been absent as her husband Derek Draper is battling the coronavirus.

Draper was taken to hospital more than two weeks ago suffering from the virus.

Last week Garraway shared an update with fans through a message read out by Shephard on GMB, saying that he was “still very ill” and that it was “an excruciatingly worrying time”.

Kate Garraway poses for photographers upon arrival at the gala screening of "Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie" in London, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Looking emotional, Shephard read: “Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill.

“I’m afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

"The NHS team who have been working on him have all been extraordinary and I know it’s only their professionalism, dedication and bravery that has kept Derek with us so far.”

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“I want to send a message of love and support to all of you going through this. You are not alone, we must all stand together and support each other,” the message went on.

Garraway finished her message by saying: “I am praying to be able to be talking with you soon with some positive news.

“Lots of love, Kate.”

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