Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins takes thinly-veiled swipe at show's ever-changing line-up after Piers' exit

Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins takes thinly-veiled swipe at show's ever-changing line-up after Piers' exit

08/24/2021

GOOD Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins took a thinly-veiled swipe at the show's ever-changing line-up today.

The ITV breakfast show has come under fire for it's rotating door of presenters since Piers Morgan sensationally quit the programme back in March.


And Charlotte couldn't hide her own views on the situation as she kicked off this morning's programme alongside Ranvir Singh – calling the line-up "presenter bingo".

Taking over host duties at 6.30am, the two women mused that they very rarely work together – despite both being regular faces on GMB.

Ranvir told viewers: "Charlotte and I are never normally in the same place at the same time, are we?"

Her co-star replied: "We're not! This is a rare treat.

"It's kind of presenter bingo at the moment though, you never quite know who's going to turn up… But we have a few days together, which'll be lovely."

Piers presented Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid for five years before his shock exit five months ago.

Since his departure, Susanna has been joined by several guest co-hosts, including Richard Bacon, Richard Madeley, and Alastair Campbell.

She is currently on her usual summer break, with the show's other favourites hosting on a makeshift rota.

In addition to Charlotte and Ranvir, Alex Beresford, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway are regular front-people for the programme.

At the weekend, an insider claimed "morale was on the floor" backstage at the ITV show, adding to MailOnline: "The constant chopping and changing of presenters hasn't helped and using Alastair Campbell was seen as a particular low point because he had no track record in presenting."

They also suggested that staff were "desperate" to get Piers back after ratings nosedived, which ITV have denied.

A source clase to the show added: "The fighting spirit in the newsroom is as strong as ever, buoyed up by a stream of scoops, news exclusives and outstanding live reporting.

"GMB absolutely remain the ones to beat in the TV news stakes. Only yesterday saw GMB presented by Richard Bacon and Susanna Reid get 23 % share of viewing which is up 20 % up on last year so GMB remains in very good shape."

Piers famously stormed off set after clashing with co-star Alex in a tense debate over Meghan Markle, quitting the show entirely later that same day.


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