Robert Rinder hints he'll be tougher on politicians than Piers Morgan if he takes GMB job
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 March 2021
Robert Rinder thinks he'd be even tougher than Piers Morgan at taking politicians to task on 'Good Morning Britain' if he lands the job as the former co-host's replacement
Robert Rinder has hinted he'll be even tougher on politicians than Piers Morgan if he gets the 'Good Morning Britain' job.
The 'Judge Rinder' host is said to be among the top contenders to replace the 55-year-old presenter after he quit the ITV breakfast show last week, after airing his controversial views on the Duchess of Sussex's tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Robert said: "I think that Piers has been on that show for a few years, I think the politicians and people that whinge about the world that come on that programme to be cross-examined will consider Piers Morgan to be a birthday present.
"If I was on it, that's all I'm saying, no other comment."
The 42-year-old star is known to be close friends with 'GMB' host Susanna Reid, and the pair appeared on Channel 4’s 'Celebrity Gogglebox' together last year, giving their opinions about the week's TV shows.
An insider recently told the publication: "The dynamic between the two presenters would be instant because they have been good friends for years – even going on holiday together.
“Though he is often associated with light-entertainment shows, Rob is a no-nonsense lawyer who has the intellectual gravity to tackle any subject.
“And viewers know he will bring a flamboyant element to 'GMB' as well as a sense of fun.”
And Robert has also been helping out 'GMB' presenter Kate Garraway after her husband Derek Draper was struck down with coronavirus last year, and remains in hospital dealing with the after-effects.
In July last year, Kate revealed Robert had been going food shopping for her and her kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.
She said: "Rob has been fantastic. I know him but I only knew him as much as everybody knows him as Judge Rinder.
"He text and said, 'I live really near to you, what can I do?' I thought, 'Oh nothing,' because it was crazy. But then Darcey was making a photo wall and we didn’t have any Blu Tack, so I said, 'What about Blu Tack?'
"He was like, 'Ok.' We now have a system, I’ll say to him, 'Can we have some butter and milk,' and he’ll send back a rainbow and it’s on its way."