12/03/2014 03:31 GMT | Updated 12/03/2014 03:59 GMT

Susanna Reid Breaks Silence On Love Split: 'It's Been Tough... He Is One Of My Best Friends In The World'

Susanna Reid has broken her silence on her recent split with the father of her three children.

The presenter and her partner Dominic Cotton went their separate ways last month after 16 years together.

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Susanna Reid

But the 'Strictly Come Dancing' runner-up told The Mirror that she remains the best of friends with her ex.

“I’m still talking to Dom," she said. "He is one of my best friends in the world . It has been tough but we are sorting it out.

"He is a great dad to the kids.”

“We all go through different challenges in our life,” she added. “And this has been a challenging time.

Susanna opened up about her recent heartache after she was crowned Newsreader of the Year at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards.

It was the first time she has been seen in public since her relationship ended.

Earlier this month she confirmed she would be leaving 'BBC Breakfast' to front ITV's revamped breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain'.

Speaking about her move to ITV, she said: “I’m sad to be leaving BBC Breakfast, it’s been fantastic.

"But I’m so excited because as a presenter and a news journalist to be building a new profile from another great team is a really exciting opportunity for me.

"It is something I couldn’t really turn down.”

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