Piers Morgan hints he’s leaving Good Morning Britain in January after admitting his contract ends in four months

Piers Morgan hints he’s leaving Good Morning Britain in January after admitting his contract ends in four months

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PIERS Morgan has hinted he might be leaving Good Morning Britain for good in January when his contract is over.

The controversial presenter joked with Heart Radio breakfast co-hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Monday morning about his future at the ITV show.

Amanda seemed to catch Piers out by bringing up the end of his contract

It started with Morgan, 54, ribbing his former Britain’s Got Talent co-host, who joined the Heart Breakfast Show in June this year when she replaced Emma Bunton.

Piers told them: “They call themselves our rivals, but you two have faces for radio, that’s why you’re on radio.”

However, things got a bit awkward when Amanda, 48, replied: “It’s only a matter of time for you, when’s your contract’s up – in about four months Piers?”

Piers Morgan looked visibly shocked and a bit sheepish when confronted with the fact his contract is over in January – and didn’t confirm that he’ll be signing onto a new one.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid are known for the banter on Good Morning Britain

He said: “You’ve got good information Miss Holden”

To which she replied: “You’re wrong to text me this kind of stuff.”

Piers also joked about the difficulties of hosting a morning show with another person.

He said to the pair: “Breakfast presenting, when you just get put with somebody, it’s like an arranged marriage.

Piers Morgan with Kirsty Allsop, as well as Susanna and Charlotte Hawkins

“It’s quite a tricky dynamic. You wake up, you’re tired, it’s early morning, you’ve got to be all bubbly and happy and you’ve got to pretend to like each other.”

Jamie Theakston, 48, agreed – but made everyone blush with his comment.

He said: “It’s a bit like giant pandas trying to mate: you’ve just got to put them in a room and hope they get along.”

Piers Morgan became a permanent fixture of Good Morning Britain in November 2015 after proving a hit during a short stint of guest presenting.

He’s known for his fiery interviews with political and social figures

He appears on the show Monday to Wednesday, from 6am to 8.30am. The show has become famous for Piers’ aggressive interviewing technique and his banter with co-host Susanna Reid, 48.

The presenter originally made a name for himself on Fleet Street, becoming the youngest editor of a British national newspaper when he was appointed as editor of New of the World at age 29 in 1994.

Before GMB, he fronted a number of other shows, including Piers Morgan On… and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

Perhaps most famously, he was also a judge on the first four series of Britain’s Got Talent, alongside Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.

Piers gets paid over a million for his appearances on GMB

Piers Morgan has an estimated net worth of £13million. It’s believed he earns around £1.5million per year from Good Morning Britain.

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