Robert Rinder 'interested' in GMB job but isn't sure he could endure 'wave of Twitter hate'
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 March 2021
Robert Rinder has admitted he finds the prospect of replacing Piers Morgan on 'Good Morning Britain' is "very interesting", but insisted there would be a nuclear-powered reaction if he had to take "idiot" politicians to task, and he isn't sure he would be able to deal with the "wave of Twitter hate"
Robert Rinder has admitted the prospect of replacing Piers Morgan on 'Good Morning Britain' is "very interesting", but he isn't sure he could "endure the wave of Twitter hate" he might receive.
The 'Judge Rinder' host is among the frontrunners to be the new 'GMB' co-host alongside Susanna Reid – after Piers quit earlier this month, hours after he dramatically stormed off set – but admitted there would be a "nuclear-powered reaction" if he had to take "idiot" politicians to task on the show after a 3am wake-up.
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on 'Lorraine', he said: "The difficulty is ... first of all, I don't know how you do it?
"You've managed to do it over the years and you're not even in sympathetic lighting and you've managed to stay line-less.
"Of course, you get up at six o'clock in the morning. If I got up at three o'clock in the morning and had to cross examine some lying, idiot politician who is trying to tell me porkies I think there might be a nuclear-powered reaction.
"As you know, I don't do nonsense of any sort.
"But I think it would be a very interesting thing indeed.
"I'm not sure I could endure the wave of Twitter hate."
While he wouldn't relish being blasted online because of the job, Robert admitted he doesn't put up with trolls anyway.
He added: "That being said, anybody on Twitter who has got residual energy to write mean things about anybody is not a happy human being."
Robert recently admitted he would be even tougher on politicians than Piers – who quit the ITV breakfast show after airing his controversial views on the Duchess of Sussex's tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview – if he lands the 'GMB job.
He 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."