GOOD Morning Britain viewers have been left divided over Piers Morgan’s replacement Alastair Campbell as he made his debut as host.
The former Labour spin doctor, 63, is presenting alongside Susanna Reid until Wednesday to mark Mental Health Awareness week.
Alastair Campbell alongside Susanna Reid this morning
Tony Blair’s ex-right hand man – who has spoken honestly about his own mental health battles – kick-started his new job by telling viewers about his addiction to cold water swimming and what time he’d gone to bed last night.
He even gave Susanna a telling off for calling the Prime Minister by his first name, instead of Mr Johnson.
The 63-year-old is the latest guest host to work alongside Susanna since her ex-TV husband Piers abruptly quit over his comments about Meghan Markle.
Within moments of being on-screen, viewers were already revealing their verdict on Alastair – and it was a split reaction.
The 63-year-old made his debut as host today
One said:” To the chief of GMB WHY. There is no one as good as Piers no matter how hard you try.”
Another said: “Is Alastair Campbell on to liven #GMB up because it’s a bit dull without Piers.”
Someone commented: “Sometimes a sinking ship just can’t be repaired and feel this is the case for.”
While others were impressed, with one saying: “Absolutely loving @campbellclaret on @GMB already! Filling that gap nicely! Feels very natural #AlastairCampbell#gmb.”
Another added: “GMB should have Alistair Campbell on more often – adds depth and substance which the programme could do with.”
The ex-Labour spin doctor will present GMB this week
When it was announced Alastair would be joining the show, the 63-year-old insisted he was “NOT the new Piers Morgan.”
The Sun recently revealed that Richard Madeley is a front runner to take over full time.
He will join for June with the option of extending the deal if the “trial” goes well, a source said
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