Susanna Reid turned down Love Actually sequel role

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

It's hard to imagine anyone turning down a role in the Love Actually sequel, but Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid did - and, as ever, it was all because of Piers Morgan.

Although, her TV husband sparring partner didn't actually do anything this time, and it was actually a joke about him in the script that was enough to make her reject the idea of signing up.

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In Richard Curtis's Red Nose Day Actually, Hugh Grant returned as his Prime Minister character David for another wonderful press conference scene, during which he made a joke about Piers Morgan's still "being alive".

And, according to The Mirror, that was enough for Susanna to say no to a role in the Comic Relief sketch, because she's got her co-host's back.

"I enjoy how viewers react to my relationship with Piers on the sofa," she added. "It's evolving – like any good TV 'marriage'.

"He winds me up no end, but I also like him. It's an impossible-to-predict recipe of mutual respect, irritation, frustration and admiration but it works."

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Still, both Good Morning Britain hosts did take part in Comic Relief this year in other, non-Love Actually sketches, with Susanna dropping by for an interview with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's The Stotts characters (which also featured a few jabs at Piers), while Piers himself promised to stay off Twitter for a whole 24 hours if he could raise £5000.

Of course, frenemy Lord Alan Sugar immediately pledged the cash with the relief he wouldn't have "that nutter clogging up Twitter with his nonsense for the whole day".

Piers then upped the ante and said he'd wear a Tottenham Hotspur shirt - which for an Arsenal fan is practically sacrilege - if he could raise £50,000.

And sure enough he did that too.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV.

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