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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Charlotte Hawkins reveals how she manages GMB early starts

Sensible sleeping

Charlotte Hawkins goes to bed by 9pm each night so she is ready for her super-early starts on Good Morning Britain.

The 42-year-old newsreader has been working as a co-host on the ITV breakfast show for the past five years and she admits she has a strict curfew on when she heads to her bedroom for sleep because she has to get up at 3am for her job on the programme.

Charlotte needs her early nights (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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In an interview with the Metro newspaper, Charlotte - who has four-year-old daughter Ella with her husband Mark Herbert - said: "I wake up at 3am. I did it for seven years at Sky and five years now at GMB so you get used to it. You realise you can make it work and catch up with sleep at some point. I try to be in bed by 9pm, not long after my four year old!"

You realise you can make it work and catch up with sleep at some point. I try to be in bed by 9pm, not long after my four year old!

Piers is 'unpredictable' (Credit: ITV)

GMB has become must-watch viewing for its loyal fans due to Piers Morgan's rants about current affairs and Charlotte admits presenting with Piers is as unpredictable for her and fellow host Susanna Reid as it is for the viewers at home.

And Charlotte is very selective about what battles she picks to have with Piers, 54, otherwise she'd be rowing with him most days live on-air.

Charlotte has to be up at 3am for the show (Credit: ITV)

She said: "It's the same for me as for the people watching at home - you never know what is he going to say next. You think it's going to be a particular kind of morning, then Piers will get the bit between his teeth and he'll be off.

"People say to me, 'How can you sit there and not say anything?' But you can't go up against Piers every time you disagree because you'd be there all day. You pick your battles for the things that either mean a lot to you or you think you can win."

Richard was accused of fat-shaming (Credit: ITV)

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Earlier today (Wednesday August 28) Piers' stand-in, Richard Madeley, was accused of fat-shaming guest James 'Arg' Argent.

Arg was discussing Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell's incredible weight loss during the showbiz segment on the daytime show.

In a recent interview with Best magazine, Simon denied claims he's had a gastric band fitted and insisted he's just cut out sugar from his diet.

Richard said: "You’re a good looking guy and the weight thing doesn’t get in the way. But I just worry about your health, you know."

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