The ‘Loose Women’ star had the same reaction we’d all have, when Piers went in for an embrace during an appearance on the ITV daytime show on Wednesday (28 February).
Not only did Janet actively get up from her seat to avoid physical contact with the ‘Good Morning Britain’ host, she then ran across the studio as he then chased after her for a hug.
“In your dreams, Piers,” Janet barked.
Piers added: “Susanna Reid does the same thing, but you know she loves me really.
“She’s been in all sorts of magazines recently saying she doesn’t like me, but I feel the lady doth protest too much.
“The more she says it, the more I think: ‘Yeah, she fancies me’.”
Earlier this week, Piers revealed he and Susanna’s ‘GMB’ double act was nearly torn apart last year when he secretly quit the breakfast show, only for ITV to lure him back with revised clauses in his contract.
Speaking to Radio Times, he said: “I actually quit in the summer. I said, ‘I’m out,’ because I couldn’t do it anymore. Then we came to a new arrangement, which is great. I feel completely different.”
That new arrangement means the 52-year-old now starts work at 5.30am, rather than 4am, although he admits his female co-presenters still start earlier.
He explained: “The only reason, really, I had to go in so early was because the female stars all have to. It takes them longer [to get ready] because they get more attention and pressure on how they look, how their hair is and everything else.
“I’m lucky – five minutes of slap and on I go… I said, ‘Does anyone really care if I come in at 5.30 and we just have a catch-up on the phone?’ Which is what we now do.”