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GMB’s Susanna Reid reveals she breaks down in tears when Piers Morgan’s trolls target HER after he blocks them


SUSANNA Reid has revealed that she was left in floods of tears after Piers Morgan’s trolls targeted HER.

The Good Morning Britain host said she would be an emotional wreck after receiving online abuse because she worked with the GMB co-host.

Susanna Reid said she was targeted by online trolls because she worked with Piers Morgan

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Susanna Reid said she was targeted by online trolls because she worked with Piers MorganCredit: Rex Features

The 50-year-old host opened up about the early days of working with Piers, explaining that the haters would turn their attention to her after Piers had blocked them.

The TV star would come home and burst into tears when the barrage abuse would get too much.

The news anchor said: “I used to get a lot of targeted abuse because someone didn’t like what the person sitting next to me said.

The star joked that she is more relaxed towards the end of the week, mainly because she presents the morning show with mild-mannered Ben Shephard.

Susanna received a barrage of abuse after Piers blocked the haters

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Susanna received a barrage of abuse after Piers blocked the hatersCredit: Rex Features

Speaking to The Times, she added: “Ben Shephard is much more like a warm hug, whereas Piers Morgan is like sitting next to a pincushion.”

But the star admitted that she still enjoys the sparring matches with her fellow GMB host.

She continued: “We do fight like Punch and Judy, verbally. We’re sparring all the time.”

Last year, the mum of three explained that she had stepped back from social media after the trolling had left her at “breaking point”.

The mum of three was left in floods of tears by cruel trolls

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The mum of three was left in floods of tears by cruel trollsCredit: ITV

Writing in her Daily Mail column, Reid said that she is criticised every morning for her outfits, hair and make-up.

The journalist was targeted over her weight and was told that she was “too fat, too thin, too old and too stupid.”

She wrote: “I’m finally at breaking point, and I’m taking a step back from all the nastiness…I’m not willing to let the abusers win, but I’ve turned off all notifications and stopped checking my phone.

“I’ll be blocking the worst trolls, and looking at my feed only when I need information on a news story.”

The GMB host previously opened up about being trolled for her appearance

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The GMB host previously opened up about being trolled for her appearanceCredit: Rex Features

Meanwhile, Piers vowed to take a sick troll who sent him and son Spencer death threats to court, warning “we will find you”.

The 55-year-old presenter also thanked the police for their help after he reported the abuse last month, saying they had “crossed a line”.

The Instagram user had called the star a “marked man” in the lengthy comment, which said: “This isn’t a threat, Piers it’s a promise, you’re getting killed.”

Piers has now insisted that he will not let this incident fade away – and that he will see through the entire process in order to get justice.

Piers vowed to take a sick troll to court who sent him death threats

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Piers vowed to take a sick troll to court who sent him death threatsCredit: Rex Features

Piers warned: “Let’s see how brave they are when we actually track them down, this is going to happen – we will find you.”

From now-deleted user stevienewcombe, the message read: “You’re a marked man, calling the police, big tech, or beefing up security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat, Piers it’s a promise, you’re getting killed.”

They added in a second message: “Watch your back Spencer Morgan, if [we] don’t get your dad, you’re getting it or your mum is.”

Piers has since installed a panic button by his bed to beef up security to protect his family. after receiving death threats.

He has since beefed up his security at home to protect his family

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He has since beefed up his security at home to protect his familyCredit: Rex Features

Journalist Celia Walden revealed how the scare left her with a “trembly feeling” in her stomach.

And she has to look over her shoulder every time she leaves the house.

She said in her newspaper column: “The prospect of having to look left, right and behind me every time I took my daily exercise. Then I felt incensed.”

Piers Morgan vows to track down sick troll who made death threat and ‘hold them to account’





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