Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins made a welcome return to the studio today.
Popular Charlotte was back after her holiday, and at first it appeared Piers Morgan as actually pleased to see her.
It seemed like he was going to give her a warm welcome back, but then things went downhill very quickly.
Piers said: "There was a moment last week where I turned and realised my little favourite nodding dog wasn’t there anymore and I almost missed you."
The disgusted look on Charlotte’s face said it all, while Susanna Reid also appeared stunned.
Piers compared his co-host to a ‘nodding dog’
Charlotte did not look happy
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"Little favourite nodding dog," repeated Charlotte. "Thanks for that."
Susanna was heard uttering "so rude" in the background as Piers continued to make amends.
He said: "Journalist, broadcaster, wonderful CV, career."
Charlotte hit back at Piers
Susanna didn’t know what to say
Hitting back, Charlotte said: "I’d like to be able to say I almost missed you too…but I can’t."
Realising he was in a tricky situation, Piers said: "Fine, let’s move on then."
GMB viewers called for Piers to make a public apology to poor Charlotte.
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Angry Good Morning Britain viewers took to Twitter to slam Piers.
One viewer said: "Seriously get rid of @piersmorgan and make @CharlotteHawkns the lead anchor she should be."
"Welcome back Charlotte you were missed you r no more his nodding dog Suzanne is that! Piers you’re so rude out of order you should apologise publicly on TV," added another.
A third said: "Been on literally 7 mins and Piers has criticised Charlotte about how pale she looks and susannah about her weight he gives it but he can’t take it"
*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am
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