GMB viewers were greeted by a much quieter Monday today, the first without Piers Morgan at the helm.
Piers, of course, left the ITV breakfast show last week after opening up on his comments on Meghan Markle.
Various hosts of Good Morning Britain have contacted us since Mr Shouty left the program.
But Ben starts the week with Susanna – and many viewers hope that he will be the permanent replacement.
Who will replace Piers Morgan at GMB?
While Ben was an early bookmaker favorite to take the hot seat, reports this weekend suggest Victoria Derbyshire will get the job.
The Sun claims, “ITV manufacturers have been looking for the right platform for Victoria for a while.
“They think she’s a real talent and one of the few opinion-forming television journalists who could be a real source of strength for GMB.
“She’s not afraid of challenging guests, asking difficult questions, getting straight to the point, and getting lyrical about what she believes in.”
While ITV doesn’t have to comment just yet, having two main female presenters on Good Morning Britain wouldn’t be a new thing.
Ranvir Singh and Kate Garraway have both hosted together and alongside Susanna.
What has Victoria Derbyshire done before?
Victoria has sharpened her profile in recent years with positions at I’m A Celebrity… and The Real Full Monty.
But she has some serious news showcasing Chops and hosting her own program, the Victoria Derbyshire Show, from 2015 until last year.
There was uproar from loyal viewers when the BBC announced that the show would be discontinued in January 2020.
What did the bookmakers say about replacing Piers?
GMB guest host Adil Ray now leads the betting 2/1, ahead of former favorites Ben Shephard (5/2) and Ranvir Singh (7/2), according to Ladbrokes.
Adil is best known for his roles in Ackley Bridge and Citizen Khan. He is currently hosting ITV’s voice-based game show Lingo.
What did the audience say about Ben?
Ben and Susanna, who host the show together, love it very much, and Tasha sums up the thoughts of many viewers: “I love to see Susanna and Ben on the show today! Both are a breath of fresh air and it is like that [good to] actually hear them speak without anyone shouting. “
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However, some missed Piers’ bite, and one cheekily concluded: “Ben Shepherd is a lovely guy, a good moderator.
“Compared to this other guy, however, I can’t mention ZZzzzzzz.”
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