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Wednesday 8th July 2020

Where is Piers Morgan? Here's why he's not on GMB today

Ben Shephard is filling in for the Good Morning Britain host

GMB fans were surprised to see Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins today (July 3).

Those tuning in at home have been taking to Twitter to ask where is Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid?

Here's everything you need to know...

GMB fans have been asking where is Piers Morgan (Credit: ITV)

Where is Piers Morgan?

Piers Morgan doesn't work on Thursdays and Fridays.

Before lockdown began, Piers worked a three-day week, presenting alongside Susanna on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

She then stayed on for 'Therapeutic Thursday' to host with Ben.

Meanwhile, Ben then normally works Fridays with co-host Kate Garraway but, in her absence due to husband Derek's illness, Ranvir Singh has been standing in.

Several weeks into the controversial crisis, Piers began working Thursdays too.

However, he has now resumed his normal schedule and works a three-day week.

Ben Shephard has been filling in for Piers (Credit: ITV)

When is Piers Morgan back?

Piers Morgan will be back to host GMB on Monday (July 6).

Many viewers called for him to be present to report on the COVID-19 crisis and ask challenging questions of the government.

But, with lockdown easing and the crisis abating, Piers has taken his Thursdays back.

Ben and Susanna Reid work Therapeutic Thursdays together (Credit: ITV)

What is Therapeutic Thursday on GMB?

It was so named by Susanna to refer to the relative calm on the show after three days of one-man tornado Piers.

Viewers are divided over which presenting style they prefer on the breakfast show.

Some feel that Piers makes the programme all about him, talking over guests - when he's not bellowing at them.

Others think that Ben is too nice and doesn't ask the probing questions necessary to get to the core of big issues.

Piers Morgan will be back on GMB on Monday (June 22) (Credit: ITV)

How have GMB fans reacted?

Some GMB fans were confused when they tuned in to find Piers wasn't there.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Where’s Piers this morning? Gutted & disappointed he isn’t on the programme.

"I want to see him hold the Govt @GOVUK & brazen lying Boris @BorisJohnson to account. Lovely to see the incredible Susanna @susannareid100 though."

Another then added: "@GMB is Piers on a 3 day week now ???!"

Moments later, a third tweeted: "@GMB Is Piers not now hosting on a Thursday."

Fortunately, he'll be back next week.

Good Morning Britain is on ITV, weekdays at 6am.

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