Ex Tv-am star Mike dies at 65
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.