Good Morning Britain Goes Dark After Piers Morgan Questions Crew's 'Abilities'

There's rarely a dull moment on Good Morning Britain - the breakfast TV show that tackles the big subjects, such as vegan sausage rolls, Tinder-using pensioners and the hypothetical banning of the word 'gentleman'.

The vast majority of the time, the drama revolves around one Piers Morgan, and it was no different on this morning's show.

It started off with Susanna and Piers squabbling in trademark fashion, with the former wearily mocking the latter for not reading the teleprompter properly.

Ever blameless, Piers then launched a verbal assault on the crew, comparing their inability to deliver with the work of prime minister Theresa May.

He said: "It said earlier that it was the paper review and we didn't have the papers so I don't believe entirely what I am seeing on that screen.

"I have lost confidence in the gallery's ability to deliver.

"They're a bit like Theresa May at the moment - they promise on that screen what we have and then nothing happens."

Susanna then seemed to side with Piers, but as she started to move on to 'competition time', the crew reminded the presenters who was in control by blacking out the screen.

The crew got their own back on Piers after he questioned their abilities. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
The crew got their own back on Piers after he questioned their abilities. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Piers retorted: "You see, they have got the ultimate power. They can just literally just yank the plug - bang!

"And then the viewers would rebel and you'd all have to lose your jobs."

Clearly unsatisfied that Piers had learnt his lesson, the cameras then panned over to Charlotte Hawkins, leaving Piers out of shot. But inevitably, Piers was not perturbed.

"No we tried that last week and the ratings tanked," Piers jibed.

"That is not true," she replied with an accusatory point, as Piers cackled away off screen.

Oh Piers, what you like you big silly goose?

Cameras shifted their gaze to Charlotte Hawkins after the blackout. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
Cameras shifted their gaze to Charlotte Hawkins after the blackout. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

The beef on this morning's show followed on from a similar studio rift yesterday, after a voice-over artist wrongly proclaimed that date to be 11 December 2018. Of course, Piers laid into the team.

He said: "It wasn't deliberate. Literally someone's asleep - but they won't be when we finish with them.

"11th of December 2018. Whoever that was had one job, one job; to press a button.

"We have to own our mistakes live on air so why should they be allowed to hide when they give the wrong date to the entire country?

"And it's actually last year, it's not even this year!

"We will have some stocks and get them in stocks by the end of the show."

So if one of your colleagues really gets on your tits today, take a moment to think of the poor guys at Good Morning Britain.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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