By Kate Thomas for MailOnline
Published: 02:00 GMT, 22 November 2019 | Updated: 02:21 GMT, 22 November 2019
A race war has reportedly broken out among staff at Good Morning Britain, over Charlotte Hawkins being handed a new solo early morning hosting slot on the show.
According to The Sun, the 44-year-old TV personality is in line to land her own 30-minute segment from 6am ahead of Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid's main show.
However, the newspaper reports that the move has sparked outrage among those who believe that the role should have gone to one of GMB's long-serving ethnic minority stars, such as Sean Fletcher or Ranvir Singh.
Divide? A race war has reportedly broken out among staff at Good Morning Britain, over Charlotte Hawkins being handed a new solo early morning hosting slot on the show
A source told the publication: 'The plan is to give Charlotte her own half hour, but that’s caused uproar from staff concerned about diversity — especially because Ranvir and Sean would be the other two options.
'They are both BAME and were both unfairly demoted by bosses, which has left a bitter taste. This is nothing personal against Charlotte, who is a lovely lady and well liked. But she already has a job as newsreader.'
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Good Morning Britain for comment.
Role: The Sun reports that Charlotte's role has sparked outrage among those who believe that the role should have gone to GMB's ethnic minority stars Sean Fletcher or Ranvir Singh
Party pals: Charlotte partied with her colleagues, including Laura Tobin, left, at the ITV Palooza 2019 earlier this month
Both Good Morning Britain and This Morning are set to be extended by an extra half-hour in a bid to flesh out