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'Queen bee' Susanna is our show's rock, says 'alpha male' Piers

Published 15/11/2016

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid are celebrating one year together on Good Morning Britain
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid are celebrating one year together on Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid is the "rock" of Good Morning Britain, her co-host Piers Morgan has said as the pair celebrate their first anniversary on the ITV breakfast show.

Former tabloid editor Morgan joined Reid on the sofa in November 2015 and the duo have built up a reputation for their breezy on-screen relationship.

In an interview with the Radio Times alongside Reid, Morgan said of their partnership: "I'd describe it as alpha male meets queen bee.

"What I like is we have journalistic rigour. And I knew we'd get on when in my first week, moments before we went on air, you said, 'God, I've got legs like a pit pony'.''

He added: "I also think you're very calm and unruffled, and you're incredibly well briefed.

"I think you're the rock of the show - a slightly tarnished rock in many ways, but the rock nonetheless."

Meanwhile, Reid, 45, said the programme worked because she was the "belt and braces" to Morgan's "opinionated, dynamic, disruptive, divisive figure".

The pair also revealed who had been their favourite guests during the year together, with Morgan, 51, opting for Sir David Attenborough.

"He's got such fierce intelligence and I think he's a real force for good."

Reid said she was drawn more to human stories, notably Charles Nunn who was the detective during the Aberfan disaster.

The full interview is in this week's Radio Times, on sale from November 15.

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