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BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker addresses rivalry with Piers Morgan after shock GMB exit
BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker opens up about his ongoing rivalry with Piers Morgan following his GMB departure
has sent out a message of congratulations to his former colleagues following the news that the programme has been nominated for the top TV award.
It was announced today that the weekday morning programme has been shortlisted for Best Lockdown show at this year's Broadcast Awards.
The 56-year-old presenter, who, took to Twitter to share the news with his 7.9million followers.
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Good Morning Britain hit by Ofcom complaints after Alex Beresford replaced Piers Morgan as host of show
Ofcom have confirmed they have received complaints over Alex Beresford hosting Good Morning Britain last month.Alex, 40, anchored the hit ITV breakfast show alongside Kate Garraway, 53, last Friday, 26 March – just weeks after he was embroiled in an on-air argument with Piers, which saw him storming off the set of the show.
"We have some exciting news!" the official Twitter account for the breakfast show shared on Friday morning. "We have been nominated for the Best Lockdown Programme - News, Documentaries and Factual category in this year's @BroadcastAwards!"
Retweeting the announcement, Piers simply wrote: "Congratulations."
Many of his followers then took to the replies to insist that the nomination - and possible win - belong to Piers given that he largely led the show's coverage of the coronavirus pandemic over the last year.
One tweeted: "Well if they do win, I certainly hope they pass the award onto you. It was you, and you only who revved up the politicians and held them to account."
Piers Morgan to return to TV for first time since quitting Good Morning Britain for tell-all interview
Piers Morgan sensationally quit the ITV show last month following his rant on Meghan Markle after her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview alongside her husband Prince Harry. But Piers will appear on Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today show on Monday for a one-hour interview to give his side of the events that led to him leaving GMB. The Life Stories host quit the hit ITV show after storming off set after a row with Alex Beresford and refusing to apologise for his various scathing rants about the Duchess of Sussex following her interview with Oprah.
Piers left his role at GMB last month
Another agreed, saying: "It was brilliant coverage but that was mostly down to Piers holding everyone to account," while a third added: "Imagine what they would have been nominated for without Piers on the show in lockdown......nothing. Congrats @PiersMorgan."
Last month, it was announced that Piers had decided to leave the show, which he began co-hosting alongsidein 2015, following his remarks on the and interview with
A statement released by the broadcaster at the time read: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."
Piers was criticised for his comments about Meghan's claims to have had issues with her mental health during the bombshell interview. His decision to leave was also prompted by an investigation by TV watchdog Ofcom after his on-air comments about Meghan, and the organisation received more than 41,000 complaints.
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