GMB ‘in chaos as Charlotte Hawkins lands slot over BAME co-stars’

Good Morning Britain is said to have been divided over a decision to give a coveted slot to Charlotte Hawkins lands slot over her BAME co-stars.

The telly regular will reportedly be taking charge of a coveted new 30-minute slot on the show, kicking off GMB 6am until Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid take over at 6:30am.

It's part of a massive shake-up following the axe of the Jeremy Kyle show in which GMB is getting a half an hour extension.

The Sun reports some staff believe the role should go to Ranvir Singh or Sean Fletcher instead.

However, an ITV insider told Mirror Online that although there is a 30-minute slot on GMB up for grabs – the presenter has yet to be decided.

Our source said: "There's no race row. No decisions have been made over who will take the slot."

A spokesperson for ITV told us: "Any plans will be announced in due course."

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The shake up has come after ITV bosses decided to axe The Jeremy Kyle Show in the aftermath of the death of guest Steve Dymond earlier this year.

He took his own life days after failing a lie detector on the show, and it prompted a major look at ITV's reality shows and their aftercare policies.

Rather than replacing Jeremy Kyle, telly bosses have decided to focus on the show already in place in the morning line-up.

GMB will now run from 6am until 9am, it will be followed by Lorraine which has been pushed by by half an hour.

This Morning will now star at 10am instead of 10:30am, and will run for an extra 30 minutes.

It comes into effect on January 6, 2020.

Speaking at the time of the announcement,

Emma Gormley, Managing Director ITV Daytime, which produces all of the shows, said:“The ITV daytime teams consists of the very best on screen and off screen talent in the business, enabling us to set the agenda from early morning until the afternoon, as we pass the baton from show to show.

"We can't wait to bring our audiences an even greater abundance of personalities, surprises, warmth and humour and a bigger and better schedule for 2020."

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