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Piers Morgan Sticks Knife Into 'BBC Breakfast' And Host Dan Walker, After 'Good Morning Britain' Ratings Boost

It's good to hear it hasn't gone to Piers' head or anything.

22/06/2017 07:58 BST | Updated 22/06/2017 14:31 BST

Good Morning Britain’s recent boost in the ratings has done nothing to reduce Piers Morgan’s ego, as the presenter stuck the knife into rival ‘BBC Breakfast’ and its host Dan Walker

The ITV breakfast show has received a massive surge in ratings in recent months, and can often now air to nearly a million viewers each morning.

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Piers Morgan hosts 'Good Morning Britain' with Susanna Reid
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Dan Walker and Louise Minchin are two of the hosts of 'BBC Breakfast'

Piers joined ‘GMB’ in November 2015, following a successful guest presenting stint earlier that year. 

While he has proved to be a divisive figure among viewers, in May it was revealed ratings had increased by 17% over the previous 12 months.

However, a BBC spokesperson has insisted to HuffPost UK that ‘BBC Breakfast’ remains “by far the UK’s most watched morning news programme, with more than double the average audience of its closest competitor” with an average daily audience of 1.5m and a peak of nearly 3m.

Just earlier this week, Piers claimed ‘GMB’ was “slowly killing” him, due to the early starts. 

He told The Mirror: “It’s killing me before my very eyes. It’s the least healthy existence imaginable.

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