Susanna Reid credits Piers Morgan for making her better interviewer
The Good Morning Britain presenter said Morgan had made her "bolder, more argumentative and more difficult."
Watch: Susanna Reid pays tribute to Piers Morgan
Susanna Reid has credited Piers Morgan for making her a better interviewer.
The Good Morning Britain presenter is celebrating 20 years hosting breakfast TV and thanked her former co-host for helping her to become "bolder", "more argumentative" and starting the day "going into battle".
Reid, 52, said: "Just a huge thank you to Piers Morgan of this parish, five years alongside him. He made me bolder, more argumentative, more difficult I think, more probing, asking the tricky questions and going into battle every morning.
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"Slightly different since then but definitely a big thank you to everyone I've presented with over 20 years. Getting up at 3.45am and I'm still here."
Morgan, 57, sent his congratulation to Reid, calling her his "ex-TV wife" and paying tribute to their on-screen disagreements.
He tweeted: "Congrats to my ex-TV wife @susannareid100 on her 20th anniversary of presenting breakfast TV. Amazing achievement! ps I miss those eye-rolls...."
Congrats to my ex-TV wife @susannareid100 on her 20th anniversary of presenting breakfast TV. Amazing achievement! ps I miss those eye-rolls.... pic.twitter.com/GHbtuve43n
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 22, 2023
Reid also remembered her late BBC Breakfast co-host Bill Turnbull, who died in September 2022 aged 66 , after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.
Reid said: "I started with Bill Turnbull, and it is really a shame not to be able to celebrate with Bill. I'd love to be able to text him this morning and talk to him about that. He was absolutely brilliant, but luckily I am surrounded by other brilliant people and so thank you very much for being with me on the journey."
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She also thanked GMB co-hosts Ben Shepherd and Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher.
Fletcher said: "Obviously, a massive thanks to Ben, who is not here this morning but we started Good Morning Britain together along with you Charlotte of course and Sean as well."
Reid and Morgan co-hosted GMB together between 2015 and March 2021 when he was forced to forced to quit after saying he did not believe claims made by Meghan Markle about her mental health and suicidal feelings in the interview with Oprah Winfrey.
His comments sparked more than 57,000 complaints to Ofcom, including from Meghan and Prince Harry themselves.
But he was later cleared by the broadcasting regulator which said he was "entitled to say he disbelieved" the royal couple and that "the restriction of such views would be an unwarranted and chilling restriction of freedom of expression".
Since he left Reid has been joined by a rota of various presenters, including self-proclaimed Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, former politician Ed Balls, Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley.
Reid started her journalistic career at BBC Radio Bristol before branching into TV when she joined BBC News 24.
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In 2003 she became co-presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2003 until 2014, before moving to ITV’s Good Morning Britain.