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People are calling for Jeremy Clarkson to be Piers Morgan’s replacement on Good Morning Britain

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People are calling for Jeremy Clarkson to replace Piers Morgan on the ITV morning show, Good Morning Britain.

It comes after Piers Morgan stormed off set earlier this week following an altercation with Alex Beresford, over comments Piers had made regarding Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah.

The clip showing Piers storm off saying ‘I’m done with this’ has been shared widely on social media over the past few days.

Yesterday evening, ITV released a statement which announced Piers Morgan had quit the show, saying: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

This morning, Susanna opened GMB by saying: “A number of people will know the news and many of you will not and will be surprised that Piers Morgan is not here this morning.

“Now Piers and I have disagreed on many things, and that dynamic was one the things that 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 all 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.”

She continued: “He has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday 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.”

Fans have since been left wondering who will fill his shoes, with many saying Morgan’s arch-nemesis presenter Jeremy Clarkson – who once allegedly punched Morgan – would be a good fit. 

One person tweeted: “Nothing would please me more than to have Jeremy Clarkson take Piers Morgan’s old position on Good Morning Britain.”

A second added: “Jeremy Clarkson needs to be the Piers replacement on Good Morning [Britain] please… Would be very decent.”

While a third said: “If I’m honest I always thought Jeremy Clarkson would be perfect for @GMB.”

What do you think – should Jezza replace Piers Morgan? Let us know in the Facebook comments. 

 

 

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BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death receives more than 100,000 complaints

‘We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance’

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The BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death has received a ‘record number’ of complaints, according to reports.

It’s been reported that the broadcaster has been hit with more than 100,000 complaints in regards to its coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

This would be a record in British television history, with the BBC creating a dedicated form online for viewers to voice their dissatisfaction.

The broadcaster cleared its schedules to cover Prince Philip’s death on Friday, and according to The Sun it has now received more than 100,000 complaints.

This is a record breaking number, beating the previous high of 63,000, which was again from the BBC when they screened Jerry Springer: The Musical back in 2005.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance.”

The broadcaster wiped its schedules on both BBC One and BBC Two to run mirrored programmes about the Duke following his death, while BBC Four displayed a message urging people to switch over for a ‘major news report’.

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Line of Duty fans will love ITV’s new psychological thriller Too Close

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If you’re not sure what to do with yourself while waiting for the next episode of Line of Duty, then ITV has got you covered.

The broadcaster’s new three-part drama series Too Close began last night, with episode two airing tonight.

Starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough, ITV’s gripping psychological thriller was written by author and actress Clara Salaman and directed by Sue Tully (Line of Duty).

The series was inspired by the novel of the same name, which was published under Clara’s pseudonym Natalie Daniels.

The mini-series premiered last night, Monday April 12th, and it focuses on the dangerous relationship between a forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson), and her patient.

Dr Robertson is assigned to work with Connie Mortenson (Denise Gough), a woman accused of an awful crime connected to the death of two young children – however, she claims she can’t remember a thing.

While the two women find themselves becoming dangerously close, it appears Dr Robertson might be ‘destroyed’ in the process of uncovering the truth.

Besides Watson and Gough, the series also stars Thalissa Teixeira, James Sives, Risteard Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Eileen Davies and Nina Wadia.

Too Close began last night on ITV, with the next episode airing tonight at 9pm and the following episode at the same time on Wednesday.

You can catch up on episode one here.

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Tipping Point is looking for Mancunians for the new series

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Tipping Point is on the hunt for Mancunians to star in the new series.

The ITV game show is looking for contestants for series 12, so if you know anyone who’d be perfect for it then let them know.

Hosted by Ben Shephard, Tipping Point gives people the chance to win thousands of pounds.

ITV says: “We are searching for fun, confident people who enjoy quizzing and would like the opportunity to win thousands of pounds using a combination of ​skill, judgement and chance.”

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The hit show airs between 4pm and 5pm every weekday, and sees contestants answer questions on general knowledge, films, politics and other subjects before taking on the ‘tipping point’ machine.

Just like the coin pusher machines seen in the arcades of Blackpool and other seaside towns across the North West, contestants drop counters to win money.

People earn money from the silver counters which are worth £50, while ‘mystery counters’ and the £10,000 jackpot counter can also boost their cash pile.

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Applicants must be 18 or over, and the deadline for applying is Friday May 7th – the last date for postal applications is Monday May 3rd.

To apply, either use ITV’s online application form here or email apply@rdftelevision.com for postal entries.

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