Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on how they learned to work together
They’ve been co-hosting Good Morning Britain for almost four years and, as anyone who tunes in regularly will know, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have a volatile relationship.
They were paired up in 2015 after Susanna left BBC Breakfast for ITV and she admits, “It took a bit of adjusting to.
“But ultimately he’s been good for the show – look at the ratings!” Just last year, the show celebrated its viewing figures, winning a 22.5% audience share.
And while Susanna, 48, often appears exasperated by Piers’ argumentative nature, she admits that he has had a positive effect on her.
“When I was at the BBC I had to be so careful not to have an opinion on things. Piers knocked that out of me, in a good way.”
Piers, 53, didn’t find adjusting to sharing the spotlight with his “TV wife” easy, either. “When we were linked up she was queen bee, and I came from CNN and was very alpha male,” he says.
“And when alpha males meet queen bees live on air, it can get tetchy. I’ve always done my own interviews, then suddenly I had to share the questions.
“That isn’t easy when your inclination is to be dominant.” But the outspoken presenter has clearly learned when to back down, as he admits, “Susanna was used to being in charge too, so I had to be more selfless and give her time.”
While they may have got used to working alongside one another, one thing that Susanna still struggles with is the online trolling that sometimes comes with working with such a controversial character.
“When you work with Piers, you draw a lot of the barbs that go his way, and I just wasn’t ready for that when we started.
“But I suppose I did learn from him how to deal with it,” she admits, while Piers cheekily adds, “I toughened her up.” A match made in TV heaven, we reckon!
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