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Alastair Campbell GMB return confirmed by Susanna Reid despite Ofcom complaints

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Good Britain Britain bosses have asked Alastair Campbell to return to the ITV breakfast show.

The 64-year-old writer and strategist will host GMB alongside Susanna Reid on Wednesday morning.

Susanna confirmed the news on Tuesday's show during a conversation with temporary co-host Richard Madeley.

After announcing that he's glad he's not working on Thursday morning after England's clash with Denmark, a disappointed Susanna informed Richard that she has an early start the day after.

He said: "Ah, with Alastair?"

"Yes, Alastair Campbell," Susanna confirmed.

Alastair's pending return comes after Ofcom received 85 complaints from viewers who were not happy with his pro-Labour viewers on the show back in May.

Former speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow joined Susanna and Alastair in the studio on May 11.

Though things initially started off smoothly, conversations soon became rather heated quite quickly between the trio, as they entered into a passionate debate regarding Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Both Alistair and John criticised the Prime Minister and accused him of "spewing falsehoods". But Susanna had an opposing view, which led her to fight her corner in the ongoing debate.

An exhausted Susanna said to the pair: "Look, I'm not here to defend the prime minister…"

But she was immediately cut off by John who clapped back and said: "No, you just like calling him Boris, because he's your favourite puppy dog, apparently."

Taken aback by John's harsh criticism, host Susanna said: "That's a bit insulting towards me.

"I think a lot of people call him Boris in the same way people call him Keir, and I call you John…"

Former GMB presenter Piers Morgan frequently racked up the numbers regarding Ofcom complaints from viewers while he was on the show.

Before his departure in March, Piers accumulated approximately 41,000 Ofcom complaints from viewers for his views on Meghan Markle and mental health.

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The huge number of complaints also led to an investigation from the broadcasting regulator.

Plenty of presenters have stepped in to replace Piers over the past few months including Ranvir Singh, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard, Adil Ray and Bill Turnbull.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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