Strictly's Susanna Reid leaves BBC for new ITV breakfast show

Published Monday, Mar 3 2014, 11:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing star Susanna Reid is leaving the BBC and heading to ITV to host their new breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

Susanna has been announced as one of four new presenters of the programme, which will replace Daybreak and will launch later this year.

Susanna Reid is confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2013

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Joining Susanna on the sofa from 6am to 8.30am will be Ben Shephard, Sky News presenter Charlotte Hawkins and journalist Sean Fletcher.

Meanwhile Lorraine Kelly will continue to host Lorraine at 8.30am and current Daybreak host Aled Jones will be fronting a new weekend show called Weekend.

Helen Warner, ITV's director of daytime, said: "I'm delighted to welcome all four presenters to the ITV Breakfast family. ITV has a first class roster of breakfast and daytime talent both on and off screen and I'm thrilled to be expanding this.

"Our overriding aim is to continue to improve our breakfast programming for our viewers and we have been working for some time behind the scenes developing the next chapter of our offering."

She added: "Engaging, news driven content is our number one priority and will be at the heart of everything we do on Good Morning Britain.

"I believe we have a top team in place to deliver this and make this a compelling proposition to wake up to in the morning."

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