Good Morning Britain's director admits show owes prestigious award nomination to 'big dog' Piers Morgan after star quit

GOOD Morning Britain's director Erron Gordon has admitted that the show owes its prestigious award nomination to "big dog" Piers Morgan.

Erron was brutally confronted by a fan on social media when he tweeted his pride at the ITV breakfast show being shortlisted in this year's Broadcast Awards.

He wrote: "So proud that @GMB has been shortlisted for Lockdown Programme: News, Documentaries & Factual in this year’s Broadcast Awards.

"This means so much to the hardworking teams in front and behind the cameras that kept us on air this past year."

A follower retweeted the message and curtly added: "Thanks to Piers."

But Erron was quick to agree, having also worked with the TV star on his Life Stories show.

He wrote: "Yes without a shadow of a doubt thanks to @piersmorgan, I owe a lot to the big dog 🙌🏼".

Piers sensationally quit Good Morning Britain last month following a fiery on-air clash with co-star Alex Beresford.

He dramatically stormed off set after Alex accused Piers of having a personal grudge against Meghan Markle, with the presenter sparking over 40,000 Ofcom complaints for comments he'd made about the Duchess the previous day.

He had been on the show for five years alongside co-host Susanna Reid.

Despite his frosty exit, Piers was quick to congratulate GMB on their nomination, retweeting the show's official Twitter post that read: "We have some exciting news!

"We have been nominated for the Best Lockdown Programme – News, Documentaries and Factual category in this year's @BroadcastAwards!"

Piers simply added: "Congratulations."

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