Susanna Reid has spoken out about her love life – and the real reason she is single.
The Good Morning Britain host has been single since splitting from her long term partner at the start of 2014. Since then her career has been busier than ever – following up on her successful stint on Strictly Come Dancing by making the high-profile move from the BBC to ITV.
And it’s that non-stop career which has put paid to romance for the mum of three.
“My priorities are family and I love my work,” she said in an interview with The Mirror.
“Genuinely I am saying this, it is not the right time now because relationships are a distraction. When you start a relationship it is absorbing and I am absorbed already.
“No, I am not married to the job. I love my work but when I am not working, my family take up all of my time.
“I am very happy. I am in a house with my lovely family. I am completely fulfilled, that is the case.”
Susanna split from Dominic Cotton, father of her three sons, back at the start of 2014, shortly after she had finished runner up in the 11th series of Strictly.
The pair had an amicable split and still share the same house in south London with their three sons.
But she admits the break up was a tough time, as it coincided with her big money move from BBC Breakfast to GMB, when everyone involved with the show faced a barrage of criticism as it struggled to establish itself.
In April it will be three years since Good Morning Britain began, and Susanna says she’s proud that the programme is doing better than ever.
“It’s been amazing. GMB viewers are up, which is fantastic. I think we really know what we are doing now,” she said.
“We know the show or the programme that viewers are tuning into watch. Piers coming into the team, people love the relationship we’ve got.”
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It’s certainly not easy being Piers Morgan’s other half on screen, as he’s constantly doing or saying things that can make Susanna wince. But there is also genuine warmth between the pair.
“I enjoy how viewers react to my relationship with Piers on the sofa. It’s evolving – like any good TV ‘marriage’,” she smiled.
“Viewers find it irresistible, or they think ‘eek one of them has gone too far!’ We offer something really distinctive, I do genuinely think that. It is not like anything in breakfast television.
“He winds me up no end, but I also like him. It’s an impossible-to-predict recipe of mutual respect, irritation, frustration and admiration but it works.”
So as she prepares to celebrate her third anniversary at GMB, does Susanna have any plans to move on?
“I feel settled,” she said. “I am here for the foreseeable future, I am committed, I want this to carry on.”