Good Morning Britain

Good Morning Britain is ITV’s breakfast programme offering, on air between 6am and 8.30am every weekday.

Although GMB in its current format launched on April 28, 2014, there has been a similar daytime show in the same slot since TV-am in February 1983.

TV-am was replaced by GMTV at the start of 1993 and later Daybreak, which lasted from September 6 2010 to April 25 2014.

Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher were Good Morning Britain’s main hosts when it launched on April 28 2014.

Ben and Kate Garraway split appearances from September 2015 until November that year when Piers Morgan joined as Susanna’s regular co-host.

Phillip Schofield has also co-hosted, in December 2014, as part of a 24-hour TV presenting challenge for Text Santa. He also interviewed David Cameron live from 10 Downing Street later in the programme.

GMB brings together topical news, lifestyle, showbiz and entertainment items together with the presenting panel – especially Piers – offering their views on the subject under discussion.

The magazine-style show also features celebrity interviews, personal finance advise, live reports from across the UK and human interest stories.

It pulls in around 700,000 viewers every day, often hitting a peak of 1 million.

GMB was nominated for three TRIC Awards in 2015 as well as a TV Choice Award for the Best Daytime TV programme in 2016 and 2017.

However, it has only won one gong thanks to Susanna who bagged the TRIC Newscaster of the Year in 2015.

In July 2016, a special live episode from inside Buckingham Palace was broadcast. Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway took viewers on a tour around the state rooms. Laura Tobin, meanwhile, presented the weather forecast from the Palace Gardens.

Production moved from London’s South Bank to Television Centre in April 2018.

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