Ex Tv-am star Mike dies at 65

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TRIB­UTES have been paid to for­mer TV-am pre­sen­ter Mike Mor­ris who has died aged 65.

Mike joined ITV’s break­fast show when it launched as a sports re­porter and went on to host Good Morn­ing Bri­tain.

He was an­chor­man of the break­fast show along­side Anne Di­a­mond and Lor­raine Kelly and fa­mously in­ter­viewed Nel­son Man­dela just af­ter his re­lease from prison, be­fore leav­ing the sta­tion when the show ended in 1992.

Mike went on to present York­shire TV’s news magazine show Cal­en­dar un­til re­tir­ing from broad­cast­ing in 2002.

Day­break pre­sen­ter and for­mer col­league Lor­raine Kelly, 52, said he will be “very, very, very sadly missed”.

She added: “Mike was a de­light­ful man. He was such a gen­er­ous pre­sen­ter – he re­ally was bril­liant.

“He didn’t make a big fuss or a song and dance – he made it look easy. He was un­der-rated.”

Mor­ris was born in Har­row, Mid­dle­sex in June 1947 and started his jour­nal­is­tic ca­reer with the Sur­rey Comet in 1969.

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