Piers Morgan’s wife Celia Walden has scoffed at rumours she’s ever been jealous of Susanna Reid.
Celia confirmed there is no rivalry between her and her husband’s ‘TV wife’ and revealed they used to slag Piers off to on another.
Three months on from the scandal, Celia, 45, admitted she is now desperate for her husband to find another job as she’s ‘sick of him staring’ at her every morning.
As well as missing Piers, 56, going off to work, Celia also confessed she’s missing her chats with his co-host Susanna.
“We used to bitch about him behind his back together,” she told The Sun.
“In fact, I always felt she was better at the whole ‘wife’ thing than me. She was very good at managing him.”
Piers and Celia tied the knot in an intimate wedding of less than 50 guests in 2010 and are now parents to eight-year-old daughter Elise.
The Life Stories host was previously married to nurse Marion Shalloe, with whom he shares grown-up sons Spencer, Stanley and Albert.
Before dating Piers, Celia was in a relationship with French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Celia revealed that Piers is nothing like his outspoken TV persona behind closed doors and is surprisingly romantic, remembering every anniversary and treating her like a queen on Valentine’s Day.
She also revealed that Piers whisked her away on a surprise trip to Paris on one of her birthdays.
“Everyone was saying he was going to propose, and there was a lot of build-up among my friends. But then, over dinner, he gave me this quite disappointingly small-looking package.
“I opened it and it was a first edition of my favourite author John Updike’s book Marry Me. He is very romantic in that way,” gushed Celia.
Now that Piers is out of his GMB job, Celia said they’ve been spending lots more time together – including embarking on couples workouts at the Roar gym near their West London home.
The mum-of-one said her husband has lost three kilos already.
Recalling the days after Piers stepped down from GMB, Celia said she told him to relax and to let her ‘take care’ of him.
However, three months down the line, Celia joked she’s now ordering him to go out and get another job.
This week Richard Madeley was brought in by ITV as another stand-in for Piers following in the footsteps of Alistair Campbell and Bill Turnball.
Humble Richard referred to Piers as the ‘master’ and told viewers he could still feel his presence in the studio.
It comes after viewing figures for the breakfast show have plummeted since Piers’ exit, with ratings diving to a new low this week.