Former Good Morning UK host Piers Morgan did the “frosty” way his colleague Susanna said goodbye.
In a column for the Daily Mail, the host said his friends feared the couple “fell out” after watching Susanna Reid confirm Piers had left the show.
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The day after Piers Morgan clashed with Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle, Susanna Reid informed GMB viewers that Piers would no longer be on the show.
She said on the show, “Piers and I disagreed on a lot of things, and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the show.
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“He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, sensitive and disruptive broadcaster.
“He has a lot of critics and he has a lot of fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. “
Susanna’s ‘frosty’ farewell
She continued, “Piers has decided to leave the program. Some of you may cheer and some will boo.
“He has been my presentation partner for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues he was a voice for many of you and a voice that many of you railed against.
“It will be very different for sure, but the shows go on and so on.”
Even my real ex-wife talks about me more lovingly.
Write in the MailPiers quipped that his ex, Marion Shalloe, spoke “more lovingly” of him than Susanna.
He wrote, “Jesus Christ, even my real ex-wife speaks more lovingly of me than that (and actually did so overnight in a very supportive message).
“I immediately got a flood of new texts from confused friends asking if we had fallen out.”
Piers made it clear that the couple hadn’t fallen out, but thought Susanna was “angry and sad” as he left amid the show’s continued success.
He also wondered if she was “concerned about her own future” and “fear of troll abuse” for supporting him.
Piers hopes to be friends with Susanna
Expressing a desire to remain friends with Susanna, whom he described as a “decent person”, Piers said she actually called him to “have a long air chat” and apologize.
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He revealed, “She apologized for the tone of her cool goodbye for all the reasons I suspected, and I apologized for abandoning her so suddenly.”
Elsewhere in his column, Piers said the two agreed to “have a long lunch to celebrate five extraordinary years” after the dust settled on his GMB exit.
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