Piers Morgan reveals Susanna Reid called to apologise for her ‘frosty’ statement about him after he quit GMB
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Piers Morgan says his former Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid called him to apologise for her "frosty" statement about him after he quit the ITV morning show.
Piers, 55, admitted that Susanna’s statement about his departure from the show on air the next morning, 10 March, surprised him as he called it “short” and “rather frosty.”
Piers said he was contacted by a number of people asking if the pair had fallen out after watching her on-air goodbye to him.
However, Susanna, 50, later called Piers to apologise for the cool tone of her statement and they organised a lunch, where Susanna plans to break her alcohol ban.
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Piers wrote: "She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the reasons I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so suddenly.
"It was a good conversation, and we agreed that when the dust settles, we'll have a long lunch to celebrate five extraordinary years."
On GMB the morning after it was announced that Piers had quit the show, Susanna said: “Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things viewers loved about the programme.
"He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.
"He has many critics, and he has many fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan's interview.
"He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB, and everyone has their say.
"But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others will boo.
"He has been my presenting partner for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues he has been a voice for many of you, and a voice that many of you have railed against.
"It is certainly going to be very different but shows go on and so on we go."
Reflecting on Susanna’s words in his column in the Mail on Sunday, Piers said: "Jeez, even my real ex-wife talks more fondly about me than that (and, in fact, did so overnight in a very supportive message)."
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Understanding Susanna’s feelings, he continued to write: "I suspect Susanna's feeling angry and sad at me leaving just when the show's soared to new audience heights, concerned for her own future, fearful of troll abuse for publicly backing me (she's had a repulsive barrel-load of that over the years just for sitting next to me), and general discombobulation at the dramatic turn of events.
"I hope we stay friends because Susanna's a decent person and we've been through a lot together."
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