Good Morning Britain stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have revealed they are headed to Hollywood to film a special episode for the Oscars.
To mark the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on 25 February, the hosting duo have vowed to ‘hit Hollywood hard’ to ring in the day, shortly before weighing in on the ongoing debate over who should host the annual ceremony.
After Kevin Hart’s controversial removal from the bill, a question mark hangs over who will have the hosting job, with Piers pushing for Ricky Gervais to nab the role and shooting down ‘hopeless and sycophantic’ Ellen Degeneres as host.
Piers and Susanna seemed delighted to share the news on the show on Wednesday morning – as they prep for the new take on the breakfast hit.
Susanna revealed: ‘We have exciting news, we are going to cover the Oscars. We are going to be live in Hollywood covering all things fashion and stars…
‘This is going to be fun! We’re looking forward to this. It’s going to be a big night… after that we are going to hit Hollywood hard.’
Aside from the arrival of the Brits, Piers also discussed the ongoing saga of the Oscars host and who will take the prestigious role.
Kevin made headlines after he was named as host of the 91st Oscars, but then stepped down just a few days later.
He stepped down from the prestigious role after a series of homophobic tweets resurfaced and he later refused to apologise.
There is still no official host for the Oscars telecast on February 24, with Variety reporting on January 9 that the Academy will televise the big event with no host, for the first time in nearly three decades.
Amid speculation that Ellen may take the role, furious Piers said: ‘Oh don’t be ridiculous, she is a hopeless, hopeless host. Sycophantic’.
It has now been rumoured that after the scandal surrounding Kevin, bosses are contemplating shunning having any host at all.
Insiders said: ‘Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.’.