Piers Morgan jokes he’ll replace BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin on Monday

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He famously quit his job on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, but now Piers Morgan has joked he’s eyeing up a new position at rival BBC Breakfast.

Following Louise Minchin’s announcement that she was quitting the morning show after twenty years, Piers has told her co-host Dan Walker he’s only too happy to step in as her replacement – and could start as early as Monday.

Taking to Twitter after the news broke and Dan had told viewers he was going to miss his presenting partner in crime, Piers, 56, wrote: “Stop blubbing Dan – I start Monday.”

He continued: “BBC wanted the guy who beat you in the ratings, and the first same-sex male breakfast presenting team to appease the wokies.”

However, it seems Dan isn’t too happy about the prospect, as he replied to Piers turning down his offer.

The 44-year-old wrote: “No thanks… wouldn’t want you storming off if Carol asked you something awkward #TearsForPiers” before adding a string of laughing crying emojis.

Louise told BBC Breakfast fans that she was leaving this show this morning during an emotional on-air speech.

The 52-year-old long-standing host said: “Let me take a deep breath, everybody there is something I want to tell you about.”

"It will be this year 20 years since I first presented this programme. Since then I've felt part of a huge, enormous BBC Breakfast family which includes everyone who works here, everyone on the team and every one of you who watches the programme.”

She continued: “I've loved being part of it but – there is a but – I've decided that is time that I stop setting my alarm for 3.40 – sometimes if I'm feeling really rebellious 3.46 in the morning – and I'm going to be leaving the programme.”

Louise then went on to thank the viewers for their constant support since she joined, adding: "It's not going to be for a while. But before anything else I wanted to thank everyone that is watching for your loyalty and your support over all those years.”

She finished by saying: “I have absolutely loved being part of it and I will really miss it, but it's time now to stop that alarm early in the morning. And thank you for watching for all these years.”

Louise’s co-host Dan Walker later took to social media to praise his presenting partner and friend.

He said: “This feels like a break-up. What am I going to do without Louise?"

Dan added: “Thank you for all the lovely messages after an emotional morning on #BBCBreakfast – I’m sure Louise will get to read them all later. My life will be poorer without her on the sofa. She’s the best.”

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