Bill Turnbull to replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain amid cancer battle

Piers Morgan will be replaced by BBC Breakfast icon, Bill Turnbull on Good Morning Britain while he's away on holiday.

The presenter, who is currently battling prostate cancer will once again sit alongside Susanna Reid after she left BBC for ITV back in 2014.

Bill, 64, quit the BBC Breakfast show in 2016 now works on Classic FM and this will mark his return to live television.

The TV veteran is said to be "very excited" about reuniting with Susanna and has promised he will not be as opinionated as Piers Morgan, who frequently gets involved in spats on the show.

Speaking to The Mirror, Bill said: "I'm thrilled to be working with Susanna again and really looking forward to being on Good Morning Britain.

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"We didn't work together long enough and we got on so well. I was sad when she left at short notice. So for her to ask me to sit alongside her is very exciting."

Having previously sworn to never do breakfast TV again, the 64-year-old added: "I'm in two minds about the early mornings. On one hand, it's great to be back doing live television. The other part of me thinks 'What on earth am I doing?'

"But here I am doing it and it's only in the short term."

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Susanna and Bill briefly reunited in 2016 when he went into the ITV Good Morning Britain studio for a chat with his pal, but he was abruptly interrupted by Piers Morgan who claimed Bill was "overrated".

As Piers, 54, decided to take over, Susanna, 49, joked: "Welcome to my world, Bill."

Speaking about how he is different from Piers, Bill joked: "Answering that would put me on thin ice, on deep water! But I don't have such strong opinions as Piers and I don't voice them as much as he likes to."

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Sources claim that should his appearance on the show, which begins on February 24th go well – he could be offered more shifts.

His incurable cancer has now spread to his bones, but the father-of-three claims he has a "fair old time to live".

"You hope for a couple of years but I really don’t think in terms of how long I've got left."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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