Eamonn Holmes: Piers Morgan is the saviour of breakfast TV but he could quit GMB at any time

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Piers Morgan (right) and Eamonn Holmes attend the ITV Gala at London Palladium in 2015. (Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Eamonn Holmes has warned that Piers Morgan’s tenure as host of Good Morning Britain could end at any point if the former Britain’s Got Talent judge decides he’s “had enough”.

Morgan, 55, has been hugely critical of the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and his bullish interview technique has seen thousands of viewers make official complaints to television watchdog Ofcom.

But his ITV colleague Holmes called Morgan “the saviour of breakfast television” for shaking things up, and suggested the reason people watch him is that they “don’t know how long he will last” in the role.

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The This Morning host made the comments while appearing on the journalist Rodney Edwards’ Human Nature podcast.

Homes said: “He came there and shook it up. He was the right man in the right place at the right time. And so far, so good.

"But the thing about Piers, and probably why a lot of people watch him, is you don’t know how long it’ll last, you don’t know how long he will last. You don’t know when he’ll have had enough.”

Piers Morgan and Good Morning Britain colleagues attend the 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

He also praised his pal for saving GMB from “going down the drain of vanilla blandness”.

Holmes added: “He’s worth watching, he’s worth waking up to.

“I think it takes all sorts and I think we should have a choice of what to watch and if you don’t like it there’s another channel so switch over.

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“But I think Piers has been the saviour of breakfast television.” 

Morgan responded to the comments with gratitude by thanking Holmes via Twitter.

Despite the claims Morgan could go at any moment, his fans should be able to rest easy as he announced recently he has extended his GMB contract until at least 2021.

The Human Nature podcast is available to listen to online now.