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Rob Rinder, Ed Balls to host Good Morning Britain

Rob Rinder, Ed Balls to host Good Morning Britain
Rob Rinder and Ed Balls are confirmed as guest presenters of Good Morning Britain in the coming weeks.

ITV has announced that Rob Rinder and Ed Balls will have guest hosting stints on Good Morning Britain in the coming weeks.

The breakfast show has been without a permanent co-host for Susanna Reid since Piers Morgan quit in March, with the role instead being filled on a rotating basis by the likes of Ben Shephard, Richard Madeley and Alastair Campbell.

Madeley is now on a leave of absence from the show - supposedly to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - so ITV is bringing in former Shadow Chancellor Balls and Judge Rinder's Rinder to help fill the void.

"I always thoroughly enjoy being a guest on Good Morning Britain, but I have a sneaky suspicion I'm going to enjoy hosting alongside Susanna even more," said Balls.

"Eagle-eyed viewers may remember I appeared as a guest on GMB during my stint on Strictly, and during that appearance Susanna and I recreated one of my dance lifts. I can reassure everyone that won't be happening again, and that my feet will be kept firmly on the ground..."

Rinder added: "I think being a seasoned barrister will stand me in good stead for hosting Good Morning Britain later this month, demonstrating I'm just as comfortable holding politicians to account as I am judging the week's TV with Susanna on the Gogglebox sofa.

"Plus, who wouldn't want the chance to guest present GMB alongside one of their best friends?"

Balls will co-host three episodes, from Monday, November 15 to Wednesday, November 17, while Rinder will co-host on Wednesday, November 10 and Wednesday, December 1.

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