SUSANNA Reid’s pal Rob Rinder is in the mix to replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
ITV bosses want to keep the chemistry she enjoyed with her controversial ex- anchor, who stormed off the show this week.
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Lawyer and TV host Rob is best known for his daytime reality courtroom show Judge Rinder.
But the 42-year-old could be one of several presenters that producers will trial alongside Reid, 50, over the coming months.
An insider said: “The dynamic between the two presenters would be instant because they have been good friends for years — even going on holiday together.
“Though he is often associated with light-entertainment shows, Rob is a no-nonsense lawyer who has the intellectual gravity to tackle any subject.
“And viewers know he will bring a flamboyant element to GMB as well as a sense of fun.”
Rinder and Reid have been pals for seven years and, pre-lockdown, tried to go on hols together.
One such trip included a boozy break on the party isle of Ibiza, where she fell off the wagon.
Gay Rinder joked: “Susanna and I only go on holiday for the sex. It’s just me and her. We have sex morning, noon and night.”
They appeared together last year on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox as part of its fundraising Stand Up To Cancer appeal.
A rota of GMB hosts could also include former stand-ins such as Richard Madeley, 64, though ITV have Ben Shepherd, 46, currently filling the role.
If the continual mix of anchors proved popular, it could become the permanent arrangement.
Morgan, 55, left GMB on Tuesday after he refused to apologise for remarks — which drew 41,000 complaints — about the Oprah Winfrey interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
His walkout followed a clash with weatherman Alex Beresford.
A bidding war has started over Morgan with insiders saying Fox News are keen to open talks.
A spokesman for the US news channel admitted: “We are always interested in compelling talent.”
Andrew Neil, boss of the new GB News channel, also expressed an interest in hiring Morgan, saying: “He would be a huge asset.”
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