TV star Susanna Reid has said she could not turn down the "huge opportunity" after quitting the BBC Breakfast sofa to join ITV's new rival morning show, Good Morning Britain:
Thank-you for your messages. I'm very excited to be joining Good Morning Britain. I have loved being at BBC Breakfast & will miss the team
But as a news journalist & presenter I couldn't turn down this opportunity and a new challenge
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