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Susanna Reid breaks silence on move to ITV: 'I couldn't turn down this opportunity'

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Susanna Reid has spoken for the first time about her decision to move from BBC Breakfast to ITV's new show Good Morning Britain.

The TV presenter posted a message on Twitter to her 200,000 followers explaining why she had chosen to make the change.

Susanna Reid© Photo: Getty Images

"As a news journalist & presenter I couldn't turn down this opportunity and a new challenge," she said. "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. "Susanna, 43, was officially unveiled as one of the stars of the revamped Good Morning Breakfast on Monday. When the programme replaces Daybreak in April, she will be joined by Charlotte Hawkins, who currently appears as Eamonn Holmes' co-host on Sky Sunrise.

Susanna Reid© Photo: Getty Images

Susanna will be leaving behind the BBC Breakfast team

ITV presenter Ben Shepherd and Sky Sports broadcaster Sean Fletcher complete the line-up.Susanna joined BBC Breakfast in 2003 and became one of its main presenters when the show moved to Salford in 2012.

Susanna will join Sean Fletcher, Charlotte Hawkins and Ben Sheppard on Good Morning Britain

The confirmation that she had left the cooperation comes days after it was revealed that her 15-year relationship with the father of her three sons has come to an end.

Dominic Cotton is said to have become unhappy with her long absences from home while she juggled her job with her commitments to Strictly Come Dancing.