Piers & Susanna’s boozy make-up lunch
After his dramatic GMB departure
She spent five years as Piers Morgan’s TV wife – sitting next to him as he spouted his controversial opinions on Good Morning Britain – and even though he’s been silenced for now, it seems Susanna Reid can’t get rid of him just yet. We learned last week that the duo are planning on meeting up for a boozy lunch to celebrate the half-decade they worked together.
Following his resignation from GMB – after a backlash against him for accusing Meghan Markle of lying in her interview with Oprah – 56-year-old Piers opened up about the behindthe-scenes drama. Writing last week, he admitted he tuned in the following morning to see what Susanna would say. He called her “stony-faced” and “frosty”, joking that his real ex-wife talks about him more fondly than his co-presenter had. She said on the show, “He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. He has many critics, and he has many fans.” Piers hinted that he was disappointed with her cool statement, but put it down to her being, angry, sad and “fearful for her future”. Plus, she didn’t want a backlash for publicly supporting him. Two days later, Susanna – who is now being lined up as the solo star of GMB with other presenters rotating around her – called him for a “long clear-the-air chat”.
“She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the reasons I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so suddenly,” he wrote in The Mail On Sunday, adding, “It was a good conversation, and we agreed that when the dust settles, we’ll have a long lunch to celebrate five extraordinary years.”
He also said that teetotal Susanna joked, “I’ll definitely need to get drunk after this.”
Piers also made his feelings clear about GMB weatherman Alex Beresford – whose comments caused Piers to storm off set. Labelling Alex “uptight”, Piers called the on-air argument a “personal attack”, saying, “I don’t mind outside guests trying to make a name for themselves by whacking me like this. But I wasn’t going to sit there and take it from one of my own team, especially someone who I’ve gone out of my way to help whenever he’s asked for advice.” n
‘I apologised to her’