Adil Ray will co-host Good Morning Britain for the rest of April after Piers Morgan’s departure from the show, it has been confirmed.
The comedian and actor will host the ITV breakfast show between Monday and Wednesday throughout this month.
Ray, 46, has regularly hosted the show during summer holidays and half-term time since 2019, presenting episodes twice a week as part of the show’s pandemic coverage last summer.
He created and appeared in the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, and more recently hosted a revival of the 1980s game show Lingo for ITV.
“I will be co hosting Good Morning Britain throughout the whole of April Mon to Weds, starting this Monday with Kate Garraway and with Susanna Reid after the hols,” Ray wrote on Twitter.
“I would love for you to make it your daily wake up if you fancy it!”
It comes after Piers Morgan stepped down from the ITV programme last month, amid claims that the Duchess of Sussex formally complained to the broadcaster about him.
Morgan had stormed off the set of the show during his final episode after an argument with weatherman Alex Beresford over his comments about the Duchess’ mental health.
More than 41,000 viewers had complained to Ofcom about Morgan’s comments after the Duchess’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, while over 196,000 people have now signed petitions to reinstate him.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of television, said that the network “can’t replace” Morgan and so the show will “mix and match” its current presenting talent until a permanent replacement is found.
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