Alastair was inundated with support from his followers, with one replying to his tweet: “Brilliant! Nice to see a new face in the chair on @GMB… will look forward to it!”
“Yesss, you’ll be great! Looking forward to it #GMB,” a second shared as another continued: “OH NO!! Now I may have to watch ITV.”
Someone else posted: “Excellent news..Susanna will help you through so don’t worry. Look forward to seeing you & your take on mental health will be very relevant,we’ve all had ours tested recently!
“These discussions help many, nothing should be out of bounds which is what GMB does better than most.”