Although they have something of a love/hate relationship on screen, it’s clear Piers has the upmost respect for Susanna behind the scenes, telling Square Eyes (via The Mirror): “What the viewer doesn’t see is that it is not just about choosing a nice dress or a pair of shoes, you are talking about a very well trained journalist who I see in every commercial break talking to producers about changing headlines, pictures, the running order of stories.
“All the time, trying to improve the show in real time. That is dedication. And I have worked with lots of people who don’t have that streak in them.”
He’s also described his co-presenter as “a beautiful woman at the top of her game”, adding that their on-screen spats can add a “little bit of spark” to the show.
Piers has repeatedly defended Susanna in the media during his year on ‘GMB’, including when she was accused of “flirting” with male guests on the daytime show.
“It completely demeans and diminishes her role to that of a silly woman flirting with David Beckham whereas the reality is she is a very accomplished broadcaster having a bit of fun with a national treasure.”
Susanna recently opened up about her often-tumultuous working relationship with Piers, saying: ““Piers Morgan is both brilliant and infuriating. And he knows I think that about him.
‘GMB’ airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.