On Thursday, it was announced that Alistair would be sitting in Piers ’former seat on the ITV breakfast program as a guest presenter next month, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
He later posted photos of him rehearsing in the GMB studio insisting that “he wasn’t the new Piers Morgan,” which was retweeted by the show’s official Twitter account with the caption: “Welcome to the team! We can’t wait for some heated debates, don’t stop ”.
Piers, who left GMB in March after controversial comments about him Meghan Markle live, and then commented, “It would hold me back.”
Meanwhile, Alistair has said he is “flattered to be asked” to co-organize GMB, and that “he is delighted that my stage coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, as Good Morning Britain has always championed good mental health.” .
He added: “I am also looking forward to getting into the big political and social issues at such an important and difficult time for the country, as well as deepening my knowledge on some of the issues that will take me out of my comfort zone.
“I have to admit that I’m a little scared, that it’s totally scary, to get out of bed in the middle of the night to get ready to present the show. But I’m really looking forward to it.”
From the departure of Piers from GMB, Adil Ray | he is one of the presenters who has been present, but there does not appear to be a permanent replacement soon.
ITV chief Kevin Lygo said recently: “Piers is something special. You can’t replace someone like him. There is no one like Piers, for better or for worse.
“We have a list of presenters, including Ben [Shephard], Susanna [Reid], Charlotte [Hawkins] and Kate [Garraway].
“They all step up and do a few more days than they would have done.”
Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV.