During Wednesday’s live broadcast, Piers’ former co-host Susanna Reid and Adil discussed the headlines of the day, including the news that MP Stella Creasy had been informed she was no longer allowed to bring her three-month-old baby with her to the House Of Commons.
As part of the discussion, panellist Kevin Maguire asked Susanna: “When you were younger Susanna, would you have been doing your presenting with a baby…?”
“You’ve presented with some babies over the years, haven’t you?” Adil then interjected, before making it clear exactly who he was referring to when he added: “Stormed out and had a bit of a tantrum?”
And it didn’t take long for Piers to fire back on Twitter.
Retweeting a news story about the Lingo host’s remark, he said: “Hmmm. Given how Mr Ray has helped destroy GMB’s ratings since I left, if I were him I’d probably avoid mocking the guy who took them to record heights….”
Hmmm. Given how Mr Ray has helped destroy GMB’s ratings since I left, if I were him I’d probably avoid mocking the guy who took them to record heights…. https://t.co/iTmZ7g1fR5
That night, it was announced that Piers would not be returning to GMB, and in the months since, Susanna has been joined by a range of co-presenters which has included Ed Balls, Alastair Stewart, Bill Turnbull and Richard Madeley.