Good Morning Britain announces new host in major Post-Christmas shake-up

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A brand new face has been added to the mix of presenters on the ITV program as the regulars take a break during the Christmas holiday.

Good Morning Britain has consistently been among the favorite shows on the British TV screen in recent years. This week, as the Brits are enjoying a hectic Christmas holiday, the show has unveiled a major change with a new presenter fronting the show.

Regular line-up on GMB

On ITV's Good Morning Britain, viewers are accustomed to seeing Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. A fresh face has been added to the ITV line-up news program this week.

Following Piers Morgan's departure last year, fans of Good Morning Britain have been used to watching a variety of famous faces take over as the show's main host. Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway, and Ben Shephard host the ITV news program on a regular basis, however, because Kate and Ben co-host, Susanna is frequently joined by a different co-host.

Good Morning Britain announces new host in major Post-Christmas shake-up Dave J Hogan

Martin Lewis, Richard Madeley, Adil Ray, Ed Balls, and Robert Rinder have all joined the show's roster of primary male hosts, according to Nottingham Post. This week, though, a fresh face has been introduced to the mix.

Who's the new GMB presenter?

Gordon Smart, a broadcaster, will make his primary presenting debut on the show, according to GMB. The journalist, editor, and broadcaster will co-host the show with Charlotte Hawkins on Thursday (December 29) and Friday (December 30) at 6 a.m. on ITV and ITVX.

According to the Independent, Gordon has become a well-known broadcasting character, routinely anchoring afternoon shows on talkSPORT and BBC Radio Scotland, his own evening show on Radio X, and Weekend Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live.

When he was just 26 years old, he became The Sun's Bizarre Showbiz column's youngest editor. The Scottish host, who won the 2012 award for Showbiz Reporter of the Year, was soon named editor of The Scottish Sun, the most popular newspaper in Scotland. Gordon was appointed deputy editor of the National Edition in 2016.

Of his new role, Gordon confessed:

‘I'm thrilled to be joining the amazing stable of talent, in front and behind the camera, on Good Morning Britain. So many of the issues facing the country right now are close to home and I’m relishing the chance to join the debate.’

When will Good Morning Britain return?

According to Manchester Evening News, the show will return live on Wednesday (December 28) after a brief Christmas break, hosted by Charlotte and Rob Rinder, before Gordon Smart makes his debut. Scarlette Douglas from I'm A Celebrity will also be joining the cast, filling in for Richard Arnold.

Good Morning Britain announces new host in major Post-Christmas shake-up David M. Benett

Meanwhile, a permanent stand-in for Piers Morgan has yet to be determined. The veteran host left the show last year after his controversial on-air rant about Meghan Markle.

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