Morgan's debut gets mixed response
Published 13/04/2015 | 10:31
Susanna Reid joked that she wanted her regular co-presenter Ben Shephard to return to Good Morning Britain - after Piers Morgan's debut on the show drew a mixed response.
Morgan, whose US show, Piers Morgan Live, was cancelled last year following plummeting ratings, is co-hosting the ITV breakfast show for a week while Shephard is away.
"Well....that was different. When are you back @benshephard?", Reid wrote afterwards, while some viewers even started to use the hashtag #bringbackben.
Andrew Stewart wrote: "Piers Morgan presenting Good Morning Britain this week. Well, they've gained an extra viewer .................. for BBC Breakfast."
Raelene Calderhead wrote: "When is Ben Shephard back on duty? Cannot stand Piers Morgan, he's arrogant and rude. Get rid asap!"
A user going under the name @furiouspigeon wrote: "I hope Susanna Reid's back is okay. She's been carrying @piersmorgan since about 7am."
Mark Grainger wrote: "Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, instantly rendering the show's title ironic and oxymoronic."
Nathan O'Brien wrote: "I would rather get up and watch The Human Centipede 1 + 2 before waking up to @piersmorgan on @GMB all of this week!"
Others were more positive.
Dave Hayes wrote: " @susannareid100 you probably don't want to hear this but you and @piersmorgan were great this morning... Like a young Richard and Judy".
A user going under the name @toolbob wrote " piersmorgan Fantastic on GMB this morning"
And Brad Fox added: "P iers Morgan great debut but you have a radio face just saying."
Morgan said of his debut - which featured French daredevil climber Alain Robert using the f-word, and Amanda Holden discussing her nipples: "It's all kicking off. Jeez. @gmb."