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Jeremy Clarkson tipped to take over Piers Morgan’s GMB role after sudden exit

Jeremy Clarkson has topped a poll by Good Morning Britain viewers on who they most want to take Piers Morgan’s job.

Jeremy topped the poll with over a fifth of the vote, followed by bookies favourite Ben Shephard with 19 per cent.

The question was posed to a nationally representative poll of 2,000 by Find Out Now.

When asked whether people sided with Piers or ITV in the wake of the split, the poll found more sided with Piers at 17.5 per cent than ITV at 15.35 per cent.

However, nearly three times as many of people between the age of 18-24 agreed with ITV while the opposite was true for over 64s.

The full list is as follows:

1. Jeremy Clarkson: 21%

2. Ben Shephard: 19%

3. Nigel Farage: 12%

4. Kate Garraway: 9%

5. Laurence Fox: 4%

6. Richard Madeley: 3.5%

7. Adil Ray: 2.6%

8. Diane Abbott: 2.5%

9. Ash Sarkar: 2.5%

10. Charlene White: 1.5%

11. Kay Burley: 1%

12. Owen Jones: 1%

13. Other: 20%

Fans on twitter are also calling for Jeremy to take the top job with one tweet garnering nearly 7,000 likes that said: “I’m calling for Jeremy Clarkson to replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain”.

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Jeremy and Piers have been enemies for years with Jeremey famously punching Piers at the 2004 British Press Awards.

Piers recalled in 2015: “He attacked me in a savage way, he actually hit me so pathetically weakly that he gouged my temple.

“I have a scar here when I get a tan, it’s from the signet ring that he had on, which gouged me here.”

Jeremy added fuel to the fire on Tuesday after news broke about Piers’ exit, commenting: “People of America. You sent Piers Morgan back to the UK.

"Now look what we've sent back to you. Ha. We win."

Back in July another poll by Find Out Now asked over 2000 people, “What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Piers Morgan.”

500 people sent in swear words whilst others included "outspoken", "brilliant", "rude" and "argumentative.

Piers quit the show on Tuesday after earlier storming off set after a clash with weatherman Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle.

His shock exit came after TV watchdog Ofcom announced that it was launching an investigation after it had received over 41,000 complaints about Piers’ furious rant about Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah.

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