GMB in fresh presenter shake-up as Paul Brand makes debut on ITV breakfast show

Paul Brand made his Good Morning Britain presenting debut during the latest instalment of the breakfast show.

The Welsh broadcaster hosted Thursday's (August 18) episode alongside Kate Garraway.

They woke up the nation with the latest headlines from across the globe, including A-Level results.

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However, before kicking off the programme, Kate welcomed Paul to the hot seat.

Paul replied:: "I think i'm punching here, Kate.

A giggling Kate replied: "You're really not.

"We're normally talking to you here in the studio about all the amazing things that you've done and brought to everyone's attention with your brilliant journalism but now you're back presenting GMB. How do you feel so far?

"Awake. which a good thing." Paul responded.

A cheeky Kate said: "That's a good start. Better than Ben Shephard most of the time."

Paul continued: "I've got a one-year-old son so he's been a good rehearsal for the early start and i'd normally be changing a nappy around now. So this is a significant upgrade to my usual morning routine.

Kate added: "That's a good start. We wanted to really welcome Paul as I know you'd all recognise him as some of his story have changed all our lives in the process."

A montage of some of the huge news stories Paul has reported on later played out showing him speaking to various GMB stars about the gripping headlines.

After the short clip came to an end, Kate said: "I think we're punching.

Paul joked: "I feel like I'm on This Is Your Life of something."

The new presenter shake-up got viewers talking online.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Paul Brand will present #GMB really well."

Another added: "Welcome @PaulBrandITV to the GMB hot seat."

A third person posted: "Paul Brand presenting #GMB today alongside Kate Garraway" alongside a heart-eyed face emoji.

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While a fourth person posted: "Loving @PaulBrandITV making his presenting debut on @GMB."

Journalist Paul has been the UK editor for ITV News since 2021.

He was previously Political Correspondent for ITV News from 2016 to 2020. In December 2020 he was named Political Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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