Wednesday 13 December 2017

Piers Morgan will host Good Morning Britain with three broken ribs

He revealed he sustained the injury when falling over.

Piers Morgan (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Piers Morgan (Jonathan Brady/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Piers Morgan will reunite with Susanna Reid to present Good Morning Britain despite having three broken ribs.

The TV star confirmed his injury would not stop him returning to work.

He tweeted: “UPDATE: I’ll be co-hosting @GMB tomorrow with 3 broken ribs. For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called ‘manning up’.”

Morgan revealed he had hurt himself on August 29, when he said he fell “flat on my a**e”.

He wrote: “BREAKING (literally…) NEWS: I’ve broken 3 ribs falling flat on my a**e. Thanks to @ChelwestFT staff for speedy treatment.”

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen teased him about his injury, writing: “Must be real tough just sitting on a sofa reading off a screen. Bore off, fatty! Get down the gym with those ribs!”

Morgan retorted: “You’ve played one cricket match since February and could barely finish that. So pipe down, Sicknote.”

Guest presenters have been filling in for Morgan and Reid while they have been on a break but the duo were recently reunited when they went for a night out in London.

He posted a picture of the duo out in Soho with broadcaster Richard Bacon in the early hours of August 30.

He captioned it: “2.43am. A gay bar in Soho. Good Morning Britain!”

He also revealed he was managing his pain with “Paracetamol, Nurofen, whiskey”.

Good Morning Britain airs at 6am on ITV.

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