Susanna Reid spotted for the first time since Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid spotted for the first time since Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain

SUSANNA Reid has been spotted out for the first time since Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain on Tuesday.

The presenter was seen walking near her home in South London at the end of a tough week that saw Piers, 55, breaking off their TV partnership.

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Susanna, 50, wrapped up on Friday afternoon, wearing a long coat, a high neck jumper and tracksuit bottoms as she headed to her car.

The popular host kept her head down, after missing GMB on Thursday.

Susanna took the day off after being forced to report on Piers' shock departure from GMB following his comments about Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

She explained his absence and the controversy around his exit, as she held back tears.

She said: "A number of viewers will of course know the news and many of you will not, and be surprised that Piers isn't here this morning.

"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 Sun told how Susanna was left in tears when her on-screen partner of six years resigned.

He refused to budge when ITV bosses asked him to publicly apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle's claims that she contemplated suicide while working as a royal.

Sources now tell The Sun Susanna's pal Rob Rinder is in the mix to replace Piers on Good Morning Britain.

ITV bosses want to keep the chemistry she enjoyed with her controversial ex- anchor, who stormed off the show.

And the 42-year-old lawyer could be one of several presenters that bosses will trial over the coming months.

An insider said: “The dynamic between the two presenters would be instant because they have been good friends for years — even going on holiday together.

“Though he is often associated with light-entertainment shows, Rob is a no-nonsense lawyer who has the intellectual gravity to tackle any subject.

“And viewers know he will bring a flamboyant element to GMB as well as a sense of fun.”

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