Rob Rinder and Ed Balls to guest present Good Morning Britain

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  • Ed Balls
    British politician (born 1967)
  • Robert Rinder
    British barrister and television personality
  • Susanna Reid
    Susanna Reid
    English television presenter (born 1970)
Robert Rinder is to guest host 'Good Morning Britain' credit:Bang Showbiz
Robert Rinder is to guest host 'Good Morning Britain' credit:Bang Showbiz

Robert Rinder and Ed Balls are to guest present 'Good Morning Britain'.

The 43-year-old criminal barrister will take the hot seat on Wednesday 10th November and Wednesday 1st December, and the former Labour politician will enjoy a three-day stint from Monday 15th until Wednesday 17th November, both appearing alongside regular presenter Susanna Reid, 50.

Ed said: "I always thoroughly enjoy being a guest on 'Good Morning Britain', but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to enjoy hosting alongside Susanna even more.

"Eagle-eyed viewers may remember I appeared as a guest on 'GMB' during my stint on 'Strictly', and during that appearance Susanna and I recreated one of my dance lifts. I can reassure everyone that won’t be happening again, and that my feet will be kept firmly on the ground…"

Rob - most famous for his daytime courtroom show 'Judge Rinder' - is "excited" at the prospect of working alongside his best friend Susanna, and believes his trained profession will come in handy when presenting the ITV breakfast show.

He said: "I think being a seasoned barrister will stand me in good stead for hosting 'Good Morning Britain' later this month, demonstrating I’m just as comfortable holding politicians to account as I am judging the week’s TV with Susanna on the 'Gogglebox' sofa.

"Plus, who wouldn’t want the chance to guest present 'GMB' alongside one of their best friends?"

The show has seen a lot of famous faces take on the hosting duties in place of Piers Morgan - who left the show on air back in March amid controversy over his comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex - including Alistair Campbell and Richard Bacon.

Neil Thompson 'Good Morning Britain' Editor, said: “We have a great existing roster of presenters on 'GMB' and it’s always exciting to welcome new guest hosts to the show. We look forward to both Ed and Rob joining the team for some dates this month.”

It comes after veteran broadcaster Richard Madeley - who presented 'This Morning' for a decade with his wife Judy Finnigan - confirmed that he will continue on the programme on a part-time basis.

He said: "I’m doing the show down the line along with other people."

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