Susanna Reid says working with Piers Morgan on ‘Good Morning Britain’ has “changed” her as a person.
The ‘Good Morning Britain’ hosts have been on their air together for four years now and the 48-year-old broadcaster admits she has “changed the way she is” after taking the helm of the show alongside the journalist.
“I’ve definitely changed. Working with him has changed the way I am. But we’ve just got to know each other better and understand each other more.”
Whilst Piers added:
“It’s like learning to dance. You have missteps but when you get it right it really works, and the best dances are when you can never quite work out who is leading, because each takes turns at leading the other.”
And Piers thinks the duo are the “perfect combination” for the morning show.
“Basically she’s into the detail, I’m into the theatre – it’s the perfect combination. Our job is to inform and entertain, and the entertainment is largely down to the relationship between the two of us.”
Susanna admits she was hesitant at first to have Piers on the show after the show’s head suggested he join full time following a successful stand-in stint.
She explained to Event magazine:
“Piers first came to ‘Good Morning Britain’ to do a stand-in stint and it was like being in a hurricane with everything tossed in the air, complete chaos. Several months later, the head of the show came over and said, ‘What do you think about Piers Morgan coming on here permanently?’
I had to take my microphone pack off to make sure no one else in the studio heard my answer.
I just said [in a whisper]: ‘Do you know what you are letting yourself in for?’ … He is the most irritating man in the world, but I’m a professional. I can work with anyone, but it was a shock to the system, and I did find it difficult to sit there trying to be neutral in my opinions while Piers spouted forth about whatever he thought, and then I would be attacked for it.”