The Chase: Jenny Ryan says she 'can't believe' she won
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The Chase star Jenny Ryan, 38, has weighed in on ITV’s announcement that Piers Morgan, 55, has quit his hosting role on Good Morning Britain. The quizzer, who is known as The Vixen on the game show, admitted she had previously snubbed opportunities to be interviewed on GMB due to the outspoken journalist.
Jenny branded the news a “blessed relief”, as she declared she had run out of “excuses” to avoid appearing on the ITV show when Piers was hosting.
The star went on to inform fans that she only agreed to stints on GMB during the holidays, when Piers and his co-host Susanna Reid usually take their breaks.
Jenny wrote in view of her 91,000 followers this evening: “I’d run out of excuses as to why I could only appear on GMB during the holidays, so this is a blessed relief.”
Fans took to the comments section of the television personality’s post to share their thoughts on her admission.
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One person agreed: “I’ve enjoyed Piers making examples of out incompetent politicians but he’s overstepped the mark this time. Trying to defend the indefensible.”
“A stopped clock is right twice a day!” Jenny replied.
Another Twitter user commented: “Finally you can go on knowing you’ll be rid of this foul man, it’s a good day for everyone.”
A third person added: “The Vixen as the new GMB host.”
It comes after Piers was called out by his co-host Susanna Reid for disrupting Jenny’s interview on GMB back in 2019.
Jenny was on the programme to talk about the final of The X Factor: Celebrity, which she was appearing in at the time.
Piers distracted viewers as he noticed a technical issue with his microphone, saying: “Apparently I’ve been turned off! Why don’t we try it a little louder then? I’ll put the mic guys out of a job.”
Wincing, Susanna told him: “I think Jenny heard you.”
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Jenny then confirmed: “I can hear you, Piers.”
Still unsatisfied with his microphone, Piers got up from his seat and said: “Jenny needs to hear me. It’s actually an emergency.”
“I know,” Susanna replied, adding: “But it’s pulling focus unfortunately from our guest, Jenny.”
Jenny’s tweet comes after ITV announced Piers’ sudden decision to quit hosting GMB after controversy over his comments about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
In a statement, ITV said: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.
“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
Media regulator Ofcom previously announced they would be launching an investigation after they received 41,000 complaints about Piers’ comments following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
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