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Piers, 53, joined in 2015 where he guest-hosted a number of episodes alongside Susanna Reid, 47.

The pairing proved so popular that the journalist was offered a permanent role on the breakfast show which he undertook as of November the same year.

The television presenter became news himself with viewers divided over his stance when interviewing guests.

However, Piers has now revealed that time could be up after almost three years as the shows main anchor.

Speaking to Digital Spy about how long he will appear on ITV breakfast show, said: “Until the end of next year because I am contractually obliged to do it until then.”

Pier’s statement follows the news that he recently signed a two year deal with the broadcaster meaning he would be on screens until 2020.

However, Susanna added to Piers statement saying: “Then he's open to negotiations,” meaning the television presenter could call time on his role.

Being given a tour of the Good Morning Britain set, Digital Spy also spoke to the shows editor, Neil Thompson, who also had some words on a possible departure from Piers.

“Theoretically, we really hope he doesn't leave, you build the show around people you've got.

“It will always be an amazing show and we hope for as long as possible it's an amazing show with Piers and Susanna,” the editor added.

Neil then hinted at a possible replacement to fill the main role: “If Piers was to leave then we would find somebody else who was also amazing.

“We wouldn't go and look for someone who is like Piers, because Piers is unique.”

However, the editor stated they would need someone who was equally as committed to journalism as Piers.

“When people ask, 'What do you want me to do?', I always say, be yourself as long as you have a self to be.

“Piers and Susanna absolutely have a self to be so what we wouldn't want is someone who just looked fantastic.”

On why Piers was offered the role in the first place, Neil said: “We haven't picked Piers because he's a poster boy, we didn't choose him for his looks.

“We chose him because he is a disruptive differentiator. We chose him because he disrupts,” the editor concluded.

when ITV moved studios to West London earlier this year.

The journalist said: “[I got up] at 10 to five today. It used to be 10 to four.

“And then I said I’m leaving so they changed it. I just said I couldn’t take it anymore,” he continued.

Speaking about the location shift, Piers admitted: “Everyone was pretending they were upset to leave, but I was ecstatic!”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.


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