Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Judge Rob Rinder are joining a rota of stars to co-host the show with Susanna reid
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Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Judge Rob Rinder are joining what’s been dubbed a new Good Morning Britain “super-group”.
ITV are adding Ed and Rob to a rota of stars including Adil Ray, Alastair Campbell, Richard Madeley and Martin Lewis who will front the programme alongside Susanna Reid.
A source said: “It’s been talked about as a super-group of presenters with different personalities, styles and opinions.
“Each brings something fresh to the table and Susanna is the perfect co-host in bringing out their respective qualities.”
Former Labour heavyweight Ed, 54, has initially been signed up for three days from Monday November 15 until Wednesday November 17. Rob, a close friend of Susanna, 50, will co-host next Wednesday and again on December 1.
Ed said: “I always thoroughly enjoy being a guest on Good Morning Britain but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to enjoy hosting alongside Susanna even more.
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“I was a guest during my stint on Strictly and Susanna and I recreated one of my dance lifts. I can reassure everyone that won’t happen again and my feet will be firmly on the ground.”
Since losing his parliamentary seat in 2015, Ed has carved out a successful media career. As well his memorable stint on Strictly, he has starred in documentaries including Travels in Trumpland as well as winning BBC ’s Celebrity Best Home Cook.
Rob, 43, said: “Being a seasoned barrister will stand me in good stead on the show, demonstrating I’m as comfortable holding politicians to account as I am judging the week’s TV on the Gogglebox sofa.
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“Plus, who wouldn’t want the chance to guest present alongside one of their best friends?”
As well as Judge Rinder, Rob has also starred in Strictly and Who Do You Think You Are? Good Morning Britain editor Neil Thompson said: “We have a great existing roster of presenters and it’s always exciting to welcome new guest hosts to the show.”
The “supergroup” was introduced after Piers Morgan, 56, left the programme following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.
It brought the controversial host’s time on the show to an end after six years.
GMB is going from strength to strength in the ratings, with share of viewing at its highest ever. More 16 to 34s are watching, too.
- Good Morning Britain, weekdays from 6am on ITV and ITV Hub.
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