Bill Turnbull is to reunite along with his former BBC Breakfast co-host Susanna Reid when he fills in for Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Turnbull will sit behind the GMB desk for 3 days later this month.
He and Reid labored collectively on the BBC One couch from 2001 till she left in 2014. He left two years later and was identified with prostate most cancers in 2018.
He stated his well being is “OK at the moment” and in latest months he is “felt healthier than I have in a long time”.
‘What on earth am I doing?’
Turnbull will co-host Good Morning Britain on 24, 25 and 26 February, and stated he was “in two minds” about returning to early mornings.
“On the one hand, it’s great to be back doing live television. The other part of me thinks, ‘What on earth am I doing?’, having sworn never to do breakfast television again!”
Asked how his presenting type on GMB will differ from Morgan’s, Turnbull joked: “Answering that may put me on skinny ice, on deep water!
“But I can say, I don’t have such strong opinions as Piers has and I don’t voice them as much as he likes to. There are quite a few differences between us.”
Referring to the extra outspoken nature of the present’s presenters, Turnbull stated: “It goes in opposition to my private grain actually as I’m so used to not spouting off on air.
“I’ve been working on commercial radio, so to a limited degree I’ve had more freedom. But who knows what might happen. It might be that the beast might be unleashed on air.”
Reid stated: “When Bill got here into GMB, he joked about filling in for Piers – and now he’s! It can be pretty to work alongside him once more.
“I expect Bill presenting a breakfast show again will be like a duck taking to water – if the early alarm call isn’t too much of a shock.”
Turnbull made a documentary for Channel four final 12 months which adopted him as he got here to phrases along with his prostate most cancers analysis.
Asked how his well being is in the meanwhile, he replied: “When you’ve gotten most cancers, it is at all times there. But at present I really feel actually good, more often than not.
“Doctors inform you to assume positively nevertheless it’s arduous to try this generally. I’ve been fortunate more often than not, 90% of the time I can keep optimistic.
“There are two ways to have cancer, either it gets on top of you or you get on top of it. I know which way round I need to be.”