Who will replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain? Here's who the people of Leeds want to present the ITV show

Last night ITV announced that Piers Morgan had decided to leave the show following his remarks about Meghan Markle. But who should take his place in waking Britain up? Here's what the people of Leeds think:

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:50 pm
Piers Morgan (Photo: Ian West/PA Wire)

The presenter stormed off the set of the news programme on Tuesday following a heated discussion with his colleague, Alex Beresford, about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On Tuesday night, ITV announced that Morgan had decided to leave the breakfast show - so we asked you who you think should replace him.

Some Leeds residents said they wanted Alex Beresford to replace him, which has been a common theme across social media as viewers praised him for standing up to Piers following his Meghan Markle comments.

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Others in Leeds want alternative ITV morning show presenters to take Morgan's place - with some votes for Eamonn Holmes or Phillip Schofield to switch their This Morning roles to star on Good Morning Britain.

Stand-up comedian Jim Davidson OBE was a popular breakfast show hosting-option among the people of Leeds, while others said they would like to see Keith Lemon, Bradley Walsh or Oprah Winfrey on there.

One Leeds United fan unsurprisingly wants Marcelo Bielsa to become the next GMB presenter.

The ITV statement announcing Piers' departure said: “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.”