'Queen bee' Susanna is our show's rock, says 'alpha male' Piers

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Susanna Reid is the "rock" of Good Morning Britain, her co-host Piers Morgan has said as the pair celebrate their first anniversary on the ITV breakfast show.

Former tabloid editor Piers joined Susanna on the sofa in November 2015 and the duo have built up a reputation for their breezy on-screen relationship.

In an interview with the Radio Times alongside his co-host, Piers said of their partnership: "I'd describe it as alpha male meets queen bee.

Piers and Susanna
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"What I like is we have journalistic rigour. And I knew we'd get on when in my first week, moments before we went on air, you said, 'God, I've got legs like a pit pony'."

He added: "I also think you're very calm and unruffled, and you're incredibly well briefed.

"I think you're the rock of the show - a slightly tarnished rock in many ways, but the rock nonetheless."

Piers and Susanna
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Meanwhile, Susanna, 45, said the programme worked because she was the "belt and braces" to Piers' "opinionated, dynamic, disruptive, divisive figure".

The pair also revealed who had been their favourite guests during the year together, with Piers, 51, opting for Sir David Attenborough.

"He's got such fierce intelligence and I think he's a real force for good."

Susanna said she was drawn more to human stories, notably Charles Nunn who was the detective during the Aberfan disaster.

This week's Radio Times cover
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The full interview is in this week's Radio Times, on sale from November 15.