PIERS Morgan has revealed he will be away from Good Morning Britain until September.
The 55-year-old host, one of the most vocal critics of the government during the coronavirus crisis, said today that he and Susanna Reid would be taking a break – starting at the end of the week.
And tonight he revealed he will be away for months when he replied to a worried fan on Twitter who told him: “Hope you don’t intend to make it permanent Piers.”
The TV star replied: Thanks Charlotte, but don’t worry – we’ll be back in September.”
One fan, downcast at the prospect of a Piers-free summer, replied: “That’s a shame. Boring time coming up then.”
Speaking on GMB today, the host suggested he was leaving the country for a break as soon as he films his last show this week.
He explained during a feature on travel this morning: “I have a vested interest because I’m trying to get away at the end of this week.
“I cannot wait to get away. I know not everyone feels that way, but I can’t wait. I do want to do it safely, but I can’t wait to get away.”
A roster of stand-in hosts, who usually include Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins, will appear on the show while the main presenters are away.
Piers is a fan of luxury international travel, having popped up in some of the world’s most glamorous locations over the years, often with his children.
In 2018 he headed to Antigua in the Carribbean posing for pictures alongside sons Albert, Spencer and Stanley.
Tucking into some boiled seafood later that day he added: “Barbecued lobster – I like my lunch to resemble my torso on holiday.”
Last year the star and wife Celia Walden went to St Tropez, with the pair seen lounging on a yacht in the sunshine.