Martin Lewis issues announcement over ITV career 'due to busy schedule'

Martin Lewis has announced that he will return as a presenter on Good Morning Britain, alongside co-host Susanna Reid, on Wednesday 8 May. The money saving expert and BBC Sounds podcast presenter occasionally steps in to host the programme, however, due to his hectic schedule, he is unable to appear on the show very often.

On Tuesday, 7 May, the 51 year old said: “Tomorrow morning from 6am, I’m looking forward to sitting next to @susannahreid100 to present @GMB. I’ve just been told the provisional running order should be good; some Eurovision, some politics, debate, allergy news. And I’ll tell you how to get some of the £3.7bn of your money energy firms are sitting on before we interview the energy sec of state.”

Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis on Good Morning Britain -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

He then added: “I’ve done it many times. I am technically a regular presenter of GMB, but due to my schedule can only do it about a dozen times a year.”

Fans were quick to suggest questions Martin could ask on the Wednesday morning show, with one writing on social media: “Please ask the energy Secretary of State how much surplus grid energy the UK typically wastes in a year? And its capacity to generate energy if it has infinite use for it? And then ask if he has considered using it to mine bitcoin on behalf of our once great, and potentially great again, nation. Thank you."

Another commented: "If you’re sick or unable to make it for some reason then I’m happy to stand in, Martin. Qualified Chartered Accountant so can speak knowledgeably to Susanna, (unless she looks at me)."

Josie Gibson and Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis hosted This Morning with Josie Gibson in March -Credit:ITV

As well as appearing on GMB alongside Susanna, Martin also guest hosted This Morning in March, appearing with fan favourite Josie Gibson. His debut was, according to Martin, a “one off” but something he’d “always wanted to do,” and he also noted that his first appearance on the daytime show was 21 years ago as a guest.

Fans enjoyed his turn as a presenter on the show, with one writing on X: "What a delight is having Martin Lewis presenting #ThisMorning today. He should do it at least once a week, he is great and pretty funny!" and another added: "What a pleasure to watch Martin Lewis on this morning."

Of course, Martin also has his own show, The Martin Lewis Money Show, that began on ITV in 2012. The series has won praise for Brexit and Budget specials, and for a series of live shows Martin hosted in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.