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Preston’s Ranvir Singh takes Piers Morgan’s spot on GMB after shock departure

Posted on - 10th March, 2021 - 7:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People, Preston News, TV
Ranvir Singh addresses Preston Guild Hall
Ranvir Singh addressing Preston Guild Hall

Preston political correspondent Ranvir Singh didn’t hold back as she co-hosted Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.

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Ranvir appeared on the show this morning (Wednesday 10 March), just a day after Piers Morgan’s shock exit.

Although ITV has not officially announced the replacement of Morgan, a statement released by the channel states he has quit the show and will not return.

The departure comes in the wake of an explosive row with GMB weather presenter Alex Beresford during Tuesday’s show, and comments Morgan made regarding Meghan Markle’s mental health.

Ranvir started the 6.30am show off by saying: “The show is still GMB, we still do our job and we have still got lots to say and lots to debate.

“Of course for many of you this morning you will be scratching your heads a little bit. But we understand that and a colleague of ours has left so it is a different atmosphere in the studio today.”

Susanna went on to clarify that Ranvir was co-presenting because she was always due to be on the show to read the news today.

Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice Pic: BBC
Ranvir with professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice during her stint on Strictly Pic: BBC

Ranvir, 43, said: “I was here anyway, yes. Don’t read anything into this. Yes, I have shifted seats on this brand new desk. I am glad to be here to be able to go through the programme with you today.

“You know, it’s a strange morning for all of us here, but the decision has been made and I think when there are thousands of complaints about something, things have to be taken seriously.”

Read more: ‘Amazing’ Ranvir leaves Strictly Come Dancing after emotional dance-off

Her statement points at the comments made by Morgan regarding Meghan Markle, which had sparked public outrage, 41,000 Ofcom complaints and an investigation at ITV.

Morgan had said live on the show: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says. I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”



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What do you think about Ranvir becoming a regular on GMB? Would you tune in to watch the local presenter?

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