A look ahead at this evening's US Presidential debate

Ahead of tonight's eagerly anticipated debate in the US between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Good Morning Britain takes a quick look back at the hopefuls and their form thus far.

Tonight's debate will last for 90 minutes, and will be a strong indicator as to who may become the next President of the United States of America.

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Piers meets the Dalai Lama - full length interview

Last week Piers Morgan met his Holiness, the Dalai Lama - and the pair talked about everything, from Trump, to IS, to love and marriage and even celebrity culture, including Kim Kardashian and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce.

It was the interview that got the internet buzzing and now we bring you the full 40-minute, uncut version.

Watch the full, fascinating discussion above.

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John Prescott says says David Blunkett is the 'catastrophe'

Lord John Prescott got extremely animated on this morning's show while talking about the future of the Labour party.

The politician was reacting to news that former Home Secretary David Blunkett said that the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a 'catastrophe'.

Watch Lord Prescott's heated exchange with Piers Morgan above.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell: 'I will not apologise for McVey comments'

John McDonnell has distanced himself from lynching comments about Esther McVey, in an interview with Good Morning Britain.

Speaking from Liverpool where the Labour Party Conference is taking place, Mr McDonnell also refused to retract his claims the ex-Tory minister was a 'stain on humanity'.

"When I called her a 'stain on humanity' in a Parliamentary debate, I was expressing deep deep anger and anguish as I had just met families who had lost loved ones as a result of policies she had implemented."

McDonnell was further probed by Piers Morgan about repeating calls for McVey to be 'lynched' from a public meeting in the Wirral constituency in 2014.

"I reported what was said," he said. "But I'm not apologising for the words I used in the Parliamentary debate."

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Piers Morgan impersonates 'future boss' Donald Trump

Presenter Piers Morgan this morning joked that he's waiting on a phone call from presidential candidate Donald Trump regarding a new job in the US.

Speaking ahead of tonight's eagerly anticipated first debate between Trump and Democratic hopeful Hilary Clinton, Piers admitted he will be staying up all night to watch the debate!

Hope you're on good form in the morning, Piers!

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David Blunkett labels Jeremy Corbyn's re-election a 'catastrophe'

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a "catastrophe".

Writing in today's Daily Mail, he says the Labour party is no longer electable and will become irrelevant if it fails to change.

The criticism comes as the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell prepares to tell the party conference today that a future Labour government will intervene in the economy to bring about a "manufacturing renaissance".

The shadow chancellor has promised that a Labour government will offer an "interventionist government" which will protect key British businesses from global market pressures.

John McDonnell will use his keynote speech at the Labour party's annual conference to herald a post-Brexit

He will accuse the Conservative government of undermining the potential of UK industries by cutting scientific research spending as well as planning to reduce investment in infrastructure like housing and transport.

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The top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a "catastrophe". He says the party is no longer electable and will become irrelevant if it fails to change. The criticism comes as the Shadow Chancellor prepares to tell the party conference today that a future Labour government will intervene in the economy to bring about a "manufacturing renaissance".

  2. Police are today excavating farmland near where the toddler Ben Needham went missing amid new claims the 21 month old was crushed to death by an earth digger. His family are desperate for answers after 25 year mystery and police have told Ben's mother to "prepare for the worst".

  3. Charities say around half the casualties from the bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria are children. One hospital doctor said five children died yesterday because of a lack of ventilators. Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations has accused Russia of partnering with the Syrian government to carry out war crimes.

  4. The budget airline Monarch has been forced to deny rumours on social media that it was about to go bust. Responding to growing concerns from passengers, the airline Tweeted that there was "absolutely no truth" in the reports. Monarch flies from five UK airports to 40 destinations and carries more than 800 thousand passengers every year.

  5. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will clash tonight in the first of three US Presidential debates. It's expected to be watched by more than a hundred million people.

Student loses limbs after meningitis struck at university

Student Charlotte Hannibal dismissed her flu-like symptoms and sore throat as 'fresher's flu' during her first week in college.

Unfortunately for Charlotte, she ended up being hospitalised for two months, before doctors decided to amputate both legs below the knee as well as half the fingers on her left hand.

She was joined by Dr Hilary on the couch this morning to talk about her journey and to advise teens to ensure that they get vaccinated.

Watch to learn about her incredible story above.

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