Good Morning Britain (2014 TV programme)

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Good Morning Britain
Good Morning Britain Logo 2017.png
Genre Breakfast television programme
Directed by Erron Gordon[1]
Presented by
Theme music composer
  • Henry Gorman
  • Simon Hill
  • Rob May[2]
Production location(s) Studio 5, The London Studios (2014-18)

Studio TC3, Television Centre (2018-)[3]
Editor(s) Neil Thompson[4]
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 150–270 minutes (inc. adverts) (and special edition shows)
Production company(s) ITV Breakfast Ltd
part of (ITV Studios)
Original network ITV (ITV Breakfast)
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release 28 April 2014 (2014-04-28) – Present (Present)
Preceded by Daybreak (2010–14)
Related shows Lorraine (2010–)
External links

Good Morning Britain (often abbreviated to GMB) is a British breakfast programme broadcast on weekdays from 6.00 am to 8.30 am on ITV. The show launched on 28 April 2014 after Daybreak was cancelled. As of Autumn 2017, Good Morning Britain has around 700,000 viewers tuning in daily (with an audience share of 20% and a peak of 1million viewers).

The show's presenter line up varies through the week. The main anchors are Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. Charlotte Hawkins and Laura Tobin present the news and weather.


Good Morning Britain is broadcast Monday to Friday from 06:00 and 08:28 on ITV. The magazine-style show includes headline updates every 15 minutes and regional news bulletins twice an hour. The show has a reputation for its debates, celebrity interviews and breaking news. Viewers are encouraged to engage with the show through digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter and email.



Good Morning Britain launched on 28 April 2014, with four main presenters – Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher. In-depth news stories were presented, as well as shorter bulletins and headline updates. Sports news was also featured with Fletcher, and Shephard also contributed when Fletcher was unavailable. Weather bulletins are presented by Laura Tobin, with Alex Beresford standing in when Laura Tobin is unavailable. Entertainment news takes place with (presenter) Richard Arnold.

Reid, Shephard and Hawkins all presented four days a week, with Fletcher presenting every day. When Reid wasn't present, Hawkins took her place. When Hawkins was unavailable or standing in for Reid, either Kate Garraway or Ranvir Singh would take her place. John Stapleton would present in place of Shephard when he was unavailable.

Between 13 June and 11 July, the team reported on the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Fletcher live from Brazil with highlights and reactions. They also utilised special graphics and music adapted especially for the event.

Up until September, one of the presenting team would read a news bulletin at 09:00 for sister show Lorraine.

On 19 September, there was an extended Scottish Independence Referendum special from 06:00 until 10:00, with Reid and Shephard presenting live from Edinburgh, while Hawkins and Ranvir Singh presented from the studio in London.

On 2 December, Phillip Schofield co-hosted Good Morning Britain as part of a 24-hour TV presenting challenge for Text Santa. He also interviewed David Cameron live from 10 Downing Street later in the programme.


The programme had a refreshed start to its second year on-air, with a lighter theme tune, and slight alterations to the set. The old desk had been replaced with a much smaller one, with the logo lit up at the front, and there are now only three presenters behind it instead of four. Timings throughout the show were also changed. News bulletins remain the same, however only one sport bulletin takes place, and weather bulletins and regional news have moved their slots.

The presenting team also changed. Reid and Shephard continued as main presenters, while Hawkins became newsreader, and Fletcher was appointed sports editor.

In January, Hawkins left for maternity leave. During this time, Garraway covered for the majority of the week, with Stapleton and Singh also covering at times. When either Reid or Shephard were unavailable, Garraway became the main presenter. Once Hawkins returned in June, she became newsreader three days a week. However Sean Fletcher acted occasionally as a stand-in newsreader.

During the week of 13 April, former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan guest presented the show. He presented alongside Reid and Garraway.

On 8 May, there was an extended General Election special from 6.00am until 9.25am, with Reid and Tom Bradby presenting in the studio, replacing Shephard who was in the studio until 6:50am when he went down to present from the South Bank to talk to voters.

On 14 May, sister show Lorraine was broadcast from the Good Morning Britain studio due to industrial action at ITV.

John Stapleton left the show permanently in July, marking the end of his ITV Breakfast career.[citation needed]

On 24 July, Good Morning Britain broadcast a special programme live from inside Buckingham Palace with Shephard and Garraway. They presented a majority of the programme from inside the royal residence. Throughout the show, they broadcast a regal tour around all the state rooms reviewing some of the prominent objects and paintings which are displayed. Laura Tobin was live from the Palace Gardens with the weather. Hawkins and Singh were in the studio with news bulletins.

On 4 August, the programme was interrupted by a fire alarm 7 minutes before the show was going to end. They were talking to Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Anthony Quinlan who were live from West Yorkshire. The fire alarm sounded mid-interview and the studio had to be evacuated. They left viewers with a pre-recorded standby programme to fill the timeslot, followed by a pre-recorded episode of sister show Lorraine', before the programme came live on-air at 8.50am.

From September, Shephard had his shows cut down to two a week due to other work commitments, with Garraway covering the other three. By this time, Garraway had become a main presenter with Hawkins still remaining as a newsreader position on a permanent basis.

On 9 September, Reid presented parts of the show live from outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch. Garraway and Singh also presented from the studio. On 23 November, Piers Morgan[5] joined the team as a permanent presenter, following his earlier guest week. He now presents three days a week. A few days later, the programme's political editor Sue Jameson left the show, to move to Australia.


The format of the show remained the same throughout 2016.

On 29 February, the programme was dedicated to the 88th Academy Awards, with specially made opening titles, theme music and graphics.

On 22 March, the show was extended to 10.30am to cover the breaking news of the Brussels bombings. Morgan and Reid presented hard-hitting coverage of the news shortly after the report broke out at 7.15am. The extended coverage meant that sister show Lorraine and The Jeremy Kyle Show were both cancelled, although Lorraine did start for the first 10 minutes. The following day, Reid presented coverage of the aftermath live from Brussels, whilst Morgan and Hawkins presented from the studio.

Between 28 March and 8 April, Jeremy Kyle and Mark Austin were guest presenters for the Easter break. Austin returned for a further two editions on 31 May and 1 June.

On 24 June, the show was again extended to 9.25am to cover the result of the EU Referendum, with Morgan and Reid presenting from the studio. As the result was announced, Morgan and Reid presented coverage of the outcome, as well as coverage of David Cameron's resignation.

On 22 July, Good Morning Britain broadcast a second royal edition of the programme live from inside Buckingham Palace with Garraway and Singh. They presented a majority of the programme live from inside the royal residence. Throughout the show, they broadcast a regal tour around all the state rooms, reviewing some of the prominent objects and paintings which are displayed. Laura Tobin was live from the Palace Gardens with the weather. Hawkins was in the studio with news bulletins.

In August Morgan and Reid did not present the show, due to the summer holidays. During this time, Shephard, Garraway, Hawkins and Singh alternated. They also presented coverage of the Rio Olympics for the majority of the month with Nick Dixon live from Rio de Janeiro with the highlights. They had adapted special graphics and theme music to mark the event.[citation needed]

On 9 November, the show was extended up until 9.25am covering the latest news and results of the US presidential election, with Reid and Morgan live in New York City, Singh in Washington D.C. and correspondents with reaction from across the United States.


On 26 January, newsreader and relief presenter Ranvir Singh was announced as the programme's new Political Editor.[6]

During the week of 10 April, Eamonn Holmes guest presented the show. He presented alongside Garraway and Hawkins for the week.

On 23 May, the programme was extended to 9.25am following the news of the Manchester Arena bombing and all programs about terror were cancelled. This again happened after the London Bridge terror attack[citation needed]

On 9 June, the team provided special coverage of the UK General Election, with an extended edition broadcast until 9.25am. Morgan and Reid were in the studio and correspondents were live from across Britain with the latest results and analysis.[citation needed] On 14 June, the programme was extended until 10:30am following the breaking news of the Grenfell Tower fire, presented by Morgan and Reid.[citation needed]

In August, Morgan and Reid did not present the programme, due to summer holidays. During this time, Richard Madeley, Jeremy Kyle and Eamonn Holmes alternated alongside regular presenters Garraway, Hawkins and Singh.[citation needed]


On 26 January 2018, Shephard and Garraway presented a special edition of the programme, due to a worldwide exclusive interview with US President Donald Trump. Morgan also presented parts of the show live from Davos, Switzerland. During the week of 26 February 2018 there were special editions of the show which focused on the major snow storm hitting the UK, with correspondents in many parts of the UK bringing the breaking news story.

From April 3, a slightly tweaked theme tune was introduced with the 2014 and 2017 theme mixed together. During the week of 9 April, Eamonn Holmes guest presented the show with Garraway and Hawkins during the Easter holidays.

The final edition of the show from The London Studios for 5 years was broadcast on 13 April. Morgan and Reid returned on 16 April broadcasting live from Television Centre for the first time. Coinciding with their return, they had a new studio and opening titles.

On 18 May 2018, Garraway and Shephard presented a special edition of the programme in celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. They were accompanied in the studio by Fletcher, while Hawkins and Laura Tobin presented live from Windsor. The show's usual St. Paul's Cathedral backdrop was replaced with a view of Windsor Castle and a special voice over was recorded.

During the week of 28 May to 1 June, Hawkins, Madeley and Singh presented the show due to the half-term break.

On 28 June, the network aired a one-off special entitled Good Evening Britain, which aired live at 9:15pm in primetime on ITV following the England vs. Belgium World Cup football match. In which the shows presenters had live reaction from the match, engaged in debates on the match and provided analysis of England's performance and the match overall. Tweaked titles, music and graphics were produced for this one off special. Guests included Danny Dyer, Pamela Anderson and Jeremy Corbyn.

On 3 September, Morgan and Reid returned from their summer break and coinciding with their return a tweaked American like opening titles were introduced and the show returned to its original 2014 theme.

On 24 September, the show began airing in the United States, on the BritBox streaming service[7]. The version seen on BritBox, is a specially edited version featuring the highlights of that day's edition. It is available at 7:00 am ET.

On-air team[edit]

Good Morning Britain's current main presenters are Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway.


Good Morning Britain was broadcast from Studio 5 at The London Studios where GMTV was brought from during its seventeen-year run. In February 2017, it was announced that The London Studios, where Good Morning Britain is filmed, would be closed for some years beginning in 2018 as ITV decided to go through with demolishing the building and having it rebuilt. It was also announced that ITV's daytime shows, such as Lorraine (TV programme), This Morning (TV programme) and Loose Women including Good Morning Britain which uses Studio TC3 at Television Centre, London would be moving to free studio space at Television Centre, previously used by the BBC before moving to New Broadcasting House in March 2013. They made the move to TVC on Monday 16 April 2018; with its last programme from The London Studios aired on 13 April.[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Good Morning Britain was nominated for three TRIC Awards in 2015. Susanna Reid was awarded Newscaster of the Year.[29]

"Newscast Studio" named the programme's set as Best International Set of the Year 2015.[30]

Good Morning Britain was nominated in the 2016 TV Choice Awards for the Best Daytime TV Programme but failed to win.[31]

Good Morning Britain jointly won the PinkNews Broadcaster of the Year Award with Victoria Derbyshire in 2016.[32]

The programme has been nominated for Best Online Editorial Campaign in The Drum's Online Media Awards.

Good Morning Britain was nominated for the 2017 TV Choice Award for Best Daytime Show, but failed to win after being beaten by This Morning.

The programme was nominated for a National Television Award in 2018, but failed to make the shortlist.

Presenters Piers Morgan and Ben Shephard were both nominated for the Best Presenter award, however both failed to make the shortlist.


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  2. ^ "Gourock musician penned theme music for Good Morning Britain". Greenock Telegraph. 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Filming Locations".
  4. ^ "Meet the 'Paul Daniels of Good Morning Britain'!". Good Morning Britain. ITV plc. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
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  8. ^ Susanna Reid's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
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  11. ^ Kate Garraway's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
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  15. ^ Charlotte Hawkins's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  16. ^ Sean Fletcher's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  17. ^ Alex Beresford's Dancing on Ice profile, 15 November 2017
  18. ^ Laura Tobin's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  19. ^ Nick Dixon's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  20. ^ Juliet Dunlop's Good Morning Britain profile, 20 October 2016
  21. ^ Katy Rickitt's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  22. ^ Richard Gaisford's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  23. ^ Ross King's Good Morning Britain profile, 28 April 2014
  24. ^ a b Jeremy Kyle is replacing Piers Morgan on GMB over Easter Sam Warner, Digital Spy, 24 March 2016
  25. ^ a b c Jeremy Kyle, Richard Madeley and Eamonn Holmes will replace Piers Morgan on GMB this summer Joe Anderton, Digital Spy, 28 July 2017
  26. ^ "Eamonn Holmes made his breakfast TV return this morning". 10 April 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Eamonn Holmes replacing Piers Morgan on GMB". 25 May 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  28. ^ Who is Becky Mantin? ITV weather woman sparks busty meltdown on Good Morning Britain Sebastian Kettley, Express, 4 August 2017
  29. ^ "EastEnders' Danny Dyer wins soap personality prize". BBC News. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  30. ^ "GMB wins best international set of the year!". Good Morning Britain. ITV plc. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  31. ^ "10 reasons why GMB makes breakfast better". 20 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  32. ^ Duffy, Nick (27 October 2016). "Victoria Derbyshire and Good Morning Britain pick up PinkNews Awards". Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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