Charlotte Hawkins reveals backstage pressure from Piers Morgan

The 42-year-old presenter insisted Piers Morgan put extra pressure on her to win against their BBC rivals which included Dan Walker, 41, and even told her not to return to work if she lost.

Speaking to at the time, Charlotte Hawkins revealed: “If I lose, I’m not sure I can go back into work. Piers would be absolutely furious if I lose this one. So the pressure is definitely on.”

The Good Morning Britain star said Piers’ words had “given her an edge” to give the challenge her all to impress her co-host, after he made fun of her for being voted out of Strictly Come Dancing in week four last year.

She divulged: “It’s definitely given me an edge because Piers Morgan has said don’t come back to the studio if you lose so there’s nothing like getting a pep talk from one of your colleagues is there?

“He’s made it quite clear that ITV have to win at all costs so that’s definitely given me the influence to put the effort in and shall we say, there is some friendly rivalry between Dan and myself. We will have to wait and see what happens.”

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If I lose, I’m not sure I can go back into work.

Charlotte Hawkins

Sadly, Charlotte and her ITV team including Ferne McCann, Coronation Street's Nicola Thorp, Chris Bisson, Benidorm's Jake Canuso and Chris Hughes, missed out on the winning title, and the TV host is hoping Piers will forget about it when he returns to work.

She added: “The good thing is, I think he is away for a little while after this happens so I’m hoping by the time he actually gets back he will have forgotten all about it, but the trouble is he has got quite a long memory for this kind of thing but I’m not going to live it down if we lose. "

Charlotte also spilled that Piers often reminds about her short-lived time on Strictly.

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