Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at ITV's decision to get Alistair Campbell to present 'Good Morning Britain'.

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

The 56-year-old broadcaster abruptly left the breakfast programme earlier this year after his controversial comments on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell interview, in which he said that he didn't believe Meghan's claims that she had struggled with her mental health.

Former spin doctor Alistair will guest present 'GMB' along with Susanna Reid next week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week but Piers questioned the decision to have Campbell engaged in 'lively debate'.

Writing in his Event magazine column, Piers remarked: "My ex-TV wife Susanna Reid told viewers her new partner was 'someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate, tackle the big issues and speak in a language that real people understand'.

"Hmm, that sounds familiar! Then GMB’s Twitter account urged Campbell: ‘Welcome to the team! We can’t wait for some fiery debates, don’t hold back!’ Hmm, again.

"Given the manner of my departure, this seems extremely unwise advice."

It was recently reported that Richard Madeley is among the frontrunners to replace Piers on 'GMB' and will be given a trial run when he hosts the show next month, with the possibility of a deal being extended should he prove popular.

An insider said: "Piers is nigh-on impossible to replace and 'GMB' execs accept this, but Richard has his own inimitable style.

"Like Piers, he’s a trained journalist who knows how to press guests and get a decent ‘line’ from interviewees.

"He shoots from the hip, says what he thinks, and is a genuinely brilliant, likeable chap off air - so it’s very much a 'watch this space'."

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