Piers Morgan drops biggest hint yet he WILL run for Prime Minister after record-breaking GMB success

PIERS Morgan has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is planning to run for Prime Minister.

The GMB presenter exclusively tells The Sun that he's not opposed to the idea after turning his attention to politics during the coronavirus pandemic.

"As for politics… listen, if it’s my turn to serve, and the people want me…" he told us.

"Who am I to ignore the will of the people?"

Bookies have now slashed Piers’s odds of coming to power.

Betfair have made him 20/1 to be PM anytime in the next 10 years, and 10/1 to become an MP this year. 

On GMB today Peter Andre and Mark Wright backed Piers' bid to become PM and starred in his 'official' campaign video.

But a viewers poll on yesterday's show asking whether or not he'd make a good PM produced a lukewarm response.

Meanwhile, Piers might not knock Boris Johnson off the top spot but he is taking on BBC Breakfast.

The Sun exclusively reported that Good Morning Britain are poised to overtake the corporation's flagship breakfast show for the first time in the two contenders' broadcast history.

Under Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain's ratings are at an all-time high with the show's audience share doubling – from 14 to 28% – since the former Sun man joined in 2015.

If the trend continues – and the pair remain the voice of the pandemic, continually holding politicians to account – they could soon overhaul red sofa rivals, Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

Last night Piers said: "The key to our success is that we can't be ignored.

"Whether you love us or hate us, we debate all the issues that people in this country are debating amongst themselves.

"The more serious the news has got, it's interesting that people have gravitated towards us rather than the BBC which is, historically, where they would have gone.

"And I think that's because viewers are getting opinion rather than just information – and that's resonating with them.

"We have captured the zeitgeist and mood of the country a lot better than BBC Breakfast.

"I think it's very likely we will overtake them in the ratings by the end of the year which will be an extraordinary achievement.

"You can see that there's real movement now.

They're not moving, and we're moving relentlessly upwards."

Since joining the magazine show six years ago – following a brief, stand-in stint which saw him put on over 30,000 viewers in a week – Piers has helped transform the once ailing programme.

Dubbed the "saviour" of breakfast TV by fellow broadcaster Eamonn Holmes, Piers's relentless hammering of MP's, gentle teasing of C-list celebs and warmth with the average guest, has helped make GMB the most Tweeted about show on television.

Last week, a clip of Health Secretary Matt Hancock being quizzed by the intrepid duo became the most viewed clip ever with 20 million hits.

In total, Good Morning Britain has generated over half a billion impressions, becoming the second most requested programme on the ITV Hub (behind Love Island), and racked-up a billion YouTube views in 2020.

It remains the most tweeted about show in TV history.

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