Good Morning Britain stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid sometimes take extended breaks from the programme, which allows other hosts such as Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway to take the reins of the ITV breakfast show. The pair last took some time off during the summer holidays and on Wednesday morning’s show, Piers told viewers they would be having some much-needed time away for the half-term period, admitting he was “excited” about the break.
The pair came back from an advertisement break early on in today’s show clearly having something to smile about.
And Piers told viewers what they were looking so pleased about: “We’ve been having a laugh, slightly happy.
“We’ve got half term off, really exciting,” Piers announced, of himself and Susanna.
And of his plans, the host said: “I’m going to move from the sofa downstairs to upstairs.”
“You’ve got a two-week circuit breaker from us,” Susanna joked to viewers.
And Piers soon reassured those watching at home they wouldn’t be away from the show for too long.
Piers continued: “Yes! The good news is – I know you’ll be missing us – we’ll be back for the US election week.
“And we’re going to be there all week, all five days,” before Susanna clarified they wouldn’t be heading to the US itself.
Piers continued: “The reason we’re coming in all week is, I don’t think it’s going to be all over on the first night.
“I think we’re going to…” with Susanna noting: “Hillary Clinton was planning that big glass ceiling celebration.”
And of course, Piers gave his verdict on Hillary, adding: “In her head, she’d already won, that’s why she lost.”
Elsewhere in the show, things were plunged into chaos when a mouse invaded the studio.
The hosts revealed they had spotted a mouse during one commercial break, which caused a bit of a stir.
And later on, Piers was able to show viewers the creature live on camera.
“We’ve got a sighting… there it is,” the host said, with the camera moving around to follow the creature.
Piers couldn’t help but use the incident to make a dig at BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker, asking his co-stars if they should name the mouse after him.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.