Adil Ray has confirmed that he will replace Piers Morgan at Good Morning Britain this month.
The moderator steps in after Piers quits after a series of remarks on Meghan Markle’s sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Announcing his new role on Twitter, Adil said, “Some news for you… I’ll be hosting @gmb together for the whole of April, Monday through Wednesday, starting this Monday with @kategarraway and with @ susannareid100 after the holidays.
Read more: ITV Announces Piers Morgan Leaving GMB
“I would love it if you made it your daily wake up when you feel like it!”
Will there be a permanent replacement for piers?
Adil, who is a regular on the ITV show, will only be sitting in Piers’ recently vacated seat throughout April, so there are still questions about who will be using the slot permanently.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo recently admitted Piers would be difficult to follow and suggested the show would “mix and match” the hosts until a decision is made about what to do next.
I will be hosting GMB together for the whole of April.
“Piers is something special. You cannot replace someone like him. There is no one like Piers, good or bad, ”he said Deadline.
“We have a list of moderators, including Ben [Shephard]Susanna [Reid], Charlotte [Hawkins]and Kate [Garraway]. They all step out and do a few days more than they would have … we will mix and match until we feel what is right. “
Adil’s tweet received mixed reactions online. Lots of viewers said he was a great addition, but some said they still missed Piers.
Singer Lily Allen was among those who congratulated the comedian and tweeted that it was “great news” while another fan said Adil was “a good choice and pleasing to the eye”.
However, there were those who shared the hashtag #BringBackPiers and said they still missed the outspoken moderator.
“Good luck Adil! I hope it’s going well, ”said one viewer. “I stopped looking @gmb years after Piers Morgan left. I didn’t like the way he had to leave, to be honest. He was a great moderator. The best.”
Why did Piers leave the show?
Piers left the morning show in March after saying he didn’t believe Meghan’s remarks in her Oprah interview.
During the far-reaching conversation with Oprah, Meghan made claims about her sanity and racism within the royal family.
Read more: Prince Harry and Meghan stay in the US and “avoid pariah return to England”
Piers’ remarks sparked controversy, but he refused to change his stance and later tweeted that freedom of expression was “a hill I love to die on.”
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