Piers Morgan emotional as he receives heartfelt letter from lonely GMB viewer

Piers Morgan was touched as he received a heartfelt letter from a Good Morning Britain fan during Tuesday's edition of the ITV breakfast show.

The outspoken 55-year-old presenter received a sweet message from a viewer called Linda, who lost her husband of 57 years in December 2019.

In her letter, Linda told Piers and his co-star Susanna Reid that watching Good Morning Britain gets her out of bed in the morning and provides her with some company following the loss of her husband.

Discussing the letter, Piers explained: "It touched me this morning. I found the letter on my desk.

"I wish you all the very best. It's one of the reason we do this actually.

"It's to shine a light into all sorts of people's lives, particular in the last year.

"People who are lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful, for obvious reasons, who just maybe want to be informed and entertained. Whatever it is that's why we do is."

Susanna, 50, added: "It's also to just provide company as well. It's one of the great privileges of this job that we're often one of the voices or only people you might see during the course of your day.

"Lots of people are lonely and Linda, you've obviously been through a really hard time. To lose your husband of 57 years and to get through last year without him.

Piers said: "He passed away in December 2019 so three months lockdown erupts. It must have impounded the loneliness you feel. Presuming that you haven't been able to see family members.

"I'm delighted you watch us and we bring you something, put a smile on your face and get you out of bed in the morning."

It comes after Piers grilled Nadhim Zahawi, the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment, during last Monday's show over the free school meals issue.

Piers put him on the spot, as he asked Mr Zahawi to confess whether or not he regretted voting against extending free school meals amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

The government initially voted against extending the meals for those who needed them, before a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford led to the huge U-turn in October 2020.

Zahawi appeared to become flustered and began changing the topic, but Piers kept bringing the conversation back to the topic in hand – wanting an answer.

Eventually, Zahawi confessed "in hindsight" you want to make the right choice – as he told Piers he was "absolutely right" and appeared to admit he would vote differently next time.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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