ITV bosses 'delighted' with Susanna Reid

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 June 2014
Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid

ITV bosses are "delighted" with Susanna Reid, according to former colleague Matt Barber. The 5 News star also expects her to be a "long-term success" for ITV

ITV bosses are "delighted" with Susanna Reid, according to her former colleague.

'5 News' presenter Matt Barber - who previously worked with the 43-year-old star on 'BBC Breakfast' - believes Susanna is the key to long-term success for ITV's new breakfast programme 'Good Morning Britain', despite it getting off to a shaky start in the ratings.

He told The Sun newspaper: "There was a survey last year that found Susanna was the most popular breakfast presenter ever. Having worked with her, I can see why. She had an air of calm about her and never got flustered.

"And whatever Susanna is doing, she's engaging. She also has tons of journalistic experience and is great at interviewing people -- famous or otherwise -- so her journalistic prowess is in no doubt.

"There's no doubting ITV will be delighted at having landed her. I think it's a real coup for them and she will be a long-term success there."

Matt was one of the presenters of previous ITV breakfast show 'Daybreak', which was axed in favour of 'Good Morning Britain', and he thinks Susanna needed a change of scenery after years working her way up the ladder on rival programme 'BBC Breakfast'.

He added: "Susanna achieved an awful lot at 'BBC Breakfast', which she presented for many years, so why wouldn't she want a change of scenery?"

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