Ranvir swerves awkward GMB blunder after telling viewers 'Piers will be here later' – with Susanna Reid correcting her
RANVIR Singh swerved an awkward blunder on Good Morning Britain today, as she appeared to tell viewers: "Piers will be here later".
Co-host Susanna Reid was quick to correct her, with Ranvir actually meaning that political journalist Andrew Pierce would be joining them.
The mis-hap comes after Piers Morgan sensationally quit the programme last night after racking up over 41,000 Ofcom complaints for comments made about Meghan Markle.
Detailing to viewers what was coming up later in the show, Ranvir said: "We've got Pierce and Maguire coming on in a bit to do the newspaper reviews."
Susanna looked uncomfortable as she quickly interjected: "Andrew Pierce! …And Kevin Maguire."
Ranvir awkwardly giggled as she pulled a face and repeated: "Andrew Pierce, yeah! Just to be clear."
Susanna was then seen glancing off-camera as they quickly moved the conversation along.
Earlier in the show, Susanna paid emotional tribute to Piers – admitting that although they often disagreed she will miss him, but "shows go on".
Susanna took a moment to brace herself on the show before breaking her silence, where she told viewers: "Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme.
"He is without a 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."
The presenter continued: "Some of you may cheer and others will boo, he has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday for more than five years.
"During Brexit, and the pandemic, and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you – and a voice that many of you rallied against.
"It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on and so on we go."
Susanna took a deep breath as Ranvir told her: "Well said, that can't have been easy" – as her co-star shook her head in agreement.
Yesterday it was revealed that TV regulator Ofcom had received over 41,000 complaints about Piers' Meghan comments following her and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview.
Viewers had been left outraged after Monday's episode, which saw him accuse Meghan Markle of lying about being suicidal and struggling with her mental health.
And 43-year-old Ranvir acknowledged these concerns at the start of today's GMB – agreeing that Piers' comments required action.
She said of his exit: "The decision has been made, and I think when there are thousands of complaints about something things have to be taken seriously."
The official report came just hours after Piers sensationally walked off set when GMB co-star Alex Beresford confronted him on the remarks live on air.
He chose to dramatically resign from the show when ITV execs ordered him to apologise to Alex on air for the clash – refusing to say sorry and bringing an immediate end to his six-year reign on the breakfast show.
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