Piers Morgan was swiftly shut down by Holly Willoughby after he jokingly suggested that the pair should host 'Good Morning Britain' together.

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

The 56-year-old broadcaster - who left the ITV breakfast programme in March after criticising comments made by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex about her mental health in an interview with Oprah Winfrey - sent a message to 'This Morning' host after a magazine pitched them as the pairing who could save the show.

Writing in his Mail on Sunday Event magazine column, he said: "Holly and Piers - CAN THEY SAVE GMB?' screams the new cover of Woman magazine.

"I wouldn't hold your breath for this particular TV dream team.

"'I want the biggest dressing room', I texted Miss Willoughby."

He then revealed Holly's reply, which read: "You can have it. I won’t be there.'"

Piers' fellow former ITV colleague Lorraine Kelly recently revealed that she has "no doubt" that he will make a return to 'GMB' in the future.

The 61-year-old TV star said: "He will be back in some shape or form, I have no doubt. I know nothing, but never count him out of anything.

"What's that game where you bash things and they keep coming back? That's him. He's still doing 'Life Stories' and all of that. He's tweeting his a** off and writing his columns.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he came back. Nothing would surprise me about Piers."

Lorraine also revealed that Piers is actually a very nice person, despite his controversial public image.

She said: "I have a lot of time for him. He's very kind to me. He goes crazy when I say this - he doesn't like me doing it - but he's actually a really nice guy.

"He says to me 'Will you stop saying that I'm a nice person because it's very bad for my brand'. That makes me want to do it even more!"