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Monday 24th September 2018

Viewers divided on Good Morning Britain's temporary replacement for Piers Morgan

Piers is off on holiday for three weeks

He joined the ranks at Good Morning Britain in 2015 in a bid to shake things up.

Since then, Piers Morgan has been no stranger to causing controversy and dividing opinion over many British breakfast tables.

However, GMB viewers could soon find themselves longing for Piers’ boorish ways.

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He's divided opinion so far this week (Credit: ITV)

The 52-year-old presenter is set for an extended break, with Richard Madeley and Ben Shephard filling in for him while he’s away.

Richard’s presenting style didn’t go down too well with some Good Morning Britain fans.

One took to Twitter to say: “Richard Madeley is so boring ...... @piersmorgan get back here.”

Another viewer added: "So I didn’t think #goodmorningbritain could find someone more irritating than Piers Morgan. Congratulations you achieved it! #richardmadeley."

I didn’t think #goodmorningbritain could find someone more irritating than Piers Morgan. Congratulations you achieved it!

"Bring piers Morgan back! #gmb isn’t the same without him, how dare you take a holiday Morgan!" said someone else.

While a fourth added: "Will be relocating to BBCBreakfast until @piersmorgan is back .. don't mind @benshephard but @richardm56 ??? #boring."

Not everyone is disappointed, though – Richard has his own fans who are loving his increased presence on the show.

Richard joins Susanna Reid on the GMB sofa while Piers Morgan takes an extended break. (Credit: ITV)

One Madeley fan tweeted: “Richard Madeley is on Good Morning Britain for THREE WEEKS from next Wednesday. It’s going to be TV gold.”

Another posted: "Can we have @richardm56 on EVERY morning please #GMB."

While a third said: "Can't you persuade GMB bosses to keep you as the permanent host?"

Richard followed in Piers’ footsteps in more ways than one recently, causing a major controversy during an interview.

He came under fire as viewers believed he pushed Glee star Kristin Chenoweth to confirm she had been a victim of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Richard asked the actress:  "Did he ever do anything to you?”

Kristin’s response was: “I don't want to comment at this point.”

Richard spent many years presenting This Morning with wife Judy. (Credit: FlameFlyNet)

Richard hit back with “That sounds like a yes.”

Viewers weren’t happy, with one writing: “Shut up Richard and respect her privacy. It's neither a yes nor no.”

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While another added: “Like he had a right to know - even when she politely declined to comment. Gross."