Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan joins ITV breakfast TV show Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan is to join the Good Morning Britain presenting team alongside co-host Susanna Reid.

The former tabloid editor and TV presenter will join Reid three days a week from November on the ITV breakfast show.

He said: "I am very excited at the prospect of waking up at 3am every morning, and even more excited by the thought of how annoying Susanna is going to find me after a few months. Good Morning Britain is a great show with a terrific team on and off screen. I'm looking forward to it enormously."

The 50-year-old currently presents Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV. Between 2011 and 2014 he presented Piers Morgan Live on CNN in America.

Morgan will step in to the shoes of Ben Shephard, who has co-hosted the show on weekday mornings with Reid since April 2014.

Ofcom received complaints about the incident, and said: "In this case, the word 'f******' was broadcast twice before the watershed. 

Morgan began his career in journalism as a writer and editor for tabloids including The Sun, News of the World and the Daily Mirror. In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch. He then edited the Daily Mirror from 1995 until 2004.

He has also been a judge on America's Got Talent and appeared in the US celebrity version of The Apprentice in 2008.

He attracted controversy in the United States after calling for stricter gun laws.

Following today's announcement he tweeted: "Brace yourselves Britain."

The average viewing figures for Good Morning Britain have been 600,000 in the year to date, according to ITV.

This is a 15.7 per cent share, compared to the same period in 2014, when the breakfast show averaged 550,000 – a share of 14.9 per cent of the TV viewing audience.

Good Morning Britain replaced ITV's Daybreak in April 2014.

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