SUSANNA Reid has opened up about her “instant chemistry” with Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan.
Piers may jokingly call her his “wife” but Susanna says she’s “happily single” after splitting from partner Dominic Cotton.
She told Prima magazine: “The chemistry between Piers and me was instant.
“He totally wound me up from the moment he joined Good Morning Britain, nearly two years ago.
“He’s the most annoying man I’ve ever met, but I find working with him exhilarating.
“Yes, he drives me nuts, but he also makes me laugh – and when the chips are down, and there’s a big news story breaking or we’re doing a controversial interview with a politician, I trust him.”
While it’s been said on multiple occasions that Susanna looks “on the verge” of losing it with her co-host, she insists that will never happen.
She continued: “Some breakfast shows are like a nice cup of tea in the morning. Ours is like a double espresso!
“There’s a tension and adrenaline there, partly because of our relationship.
“People joke they watch to see if I’ll finally snap, which I promise you I won’t because, after two years, I’ve learned to handle Piers just as he’s learned to handle me.
“The combative element of our relationship is definitely not staged. It doesn’t start when the show does at 6am. It’s how we are with each other, on and off air.”
Susanna, 46, split from her partner Dominic Cotton in 2014 when she was appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and moving from BBC Breakfast to ITV.
She said: “My then partner (Dominic Cotton) and I split during all the upheavals.
“But we were determined to put our children first. We’ve all seen break-ups where kids are collateral damage and we desperately wanted to avoid that.
“In the end, if you want your children to be okay, you have to be emotionally generous to one another.
“So we steered clear of bitterness, resentment and jealousy. Dominic’s a good man and together we’ve managed to co-parent and remain good friends.
“We worked it out and family life now feels sorted and happy.”
However, Susanna isn’t actively looking for a new relationship.
“I’m happily single at the moment. And though I wouldn’t be averse to meeting someone new, I’m also aware that you can’t play fast and loose with your children.
“Mine still need me a lot and so I’m not sure I’d want all the distractions that come with a new relationship.”
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