Original article from Kent Live
Alistair Campbell has started one of the toughest jobs in television today (May 10).
The former Labour spin doctor has begun his short-term role as Good Morning Britain presenter, tasked with filling the shoes of divisive predecessor Piers Morgan.
Tony's Blair's former right hand man will appear on the show alongside Susanna Reid between Monday and Wednesday this week.
His role as presenter will coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, an area he has spoken openly and honestly about in relation to his own mental health struggles.
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Despite this, viewers were divided this morning over Piers' replacement, especially as he complained of Labour's poor performance in the local elections last week.
Some were happy to see a presenter that could hold the government to account for their decisions, as viewers have previously complained about a shortage of this since Piers' fiery departure.
One viewer said: "Very pleased to see Alistair Campbell on GMB. People addressing the PM as Boris indicates he is an affable lovable chap when in fact he is the opposite."
Another remarked: "Really good analysis from Alistair Campbell. People need to listen and not judge in a huff."
A third person said: "I think GMB have found a perfect replacement for @piersmorgan."
However, Alistair was not met with enthusiasm by many other viewers who complained he was sending them "back to sleep".
One disgruntled person replied: "Oh please GMB! Alastair Campbell! It’s like having Mr Dead from Harry Enfield as a presenter.
"You lost the best presenter you ever had when you so stupidly let Piers walk!
"Now swallow your stupidity and bring him back or collapse in to the black hole you’re half way in to!"
Another said: "He’s being awkward already! Bring back Adil."
A third remarked: "Thanks for reminding me that **** is on this morning, we will no longer be tuning in."