Susanna Reid set for £1m ITV switch
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 February 2014
'BBC Breakfast' host Susanna Reid is set to jump ship and move to rival channel ITV as she looks to front their new early morning show, which is likely to be called 'Good Morning Britain'
Susanna Reid will take over as ITV's new breakfast show host.
The presenter is currently employed by BBC, but it is said she has been offered a £1 million deal to switch to their rivals as she looks to front her own show.
According to the Sunday People newspaper, Susanna will end her time on 'BBC Breakfast' after the broadcaster refused to promise her a higher-profile role.
It is said she will front a new early morning show on ITV - likely to be titled 'Good Morning Britain' - with new Director of Daytime Helen Warner keen to give her the chance to move away from breakfast TV is she decides to go down that route.
An insider said: "Susana is seen as the future of ITV. She is loved by millions.
"She's beautiful, intelligent and warm. She is seen as more highbrow than previous presenters who fronted the breakfast shows, which is exactly the direction ITV wants to go in."
A spokesman for ITV has insisted while changes are soon to be revealed, they remain keen to keep current 'Daybreak' host Aled Jones as a "key part" of the channel's future.
They said: "There has been a review of ITV breakfast. Some changes will be announced. Aled remains a key part of plans."