PIERS Morgan has responded after suggestion he could be in the running to replace Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast.

The former Good Morning Britain took a jibe at the BBC after being named among an unofficial line-up of potential replacements.

Morgan, who this week drew up controversy after making comments following Harry and Meghan's newly-born daughter, also took aim at Minchin's co-presenter.

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Saying he would be open to an opportunity on the red sofa, Morgan suggested the BBC would not be able to pay him enough as he set out demands for Dan Walker.

Following a long-standing battle between the pair, which has previously included a spat over viewing figures, Morgan tweeted this afternoon.

He said: "Definitely, if the BBC doesn’t mind smashing its pay structure & @mrdanwalker is ordered to make my tea."

But in response, Walker had his own dig a few minutes later suggesting TV execs would rule out Morgan appearing on the show.

After Morgan's original tweet, people and viewers weighed in on the suggestion he could takeover from Minchin.

One said: "No thanks. The licence fee is already bloated enough as it is trying to accommodate (big salaries).

Another said: "Oh dear...I will start to watch ITV then."

However, not everyone shared the same views as some said the duo would be great together on the sofa.

One viewer said: "All jokes asie I think you and Mr Dan Walker would be both great together."

Another echoed this and said: "It would be good to see you both together in the morning."

It has not yet been confirmed by the BBC who could replace Minchin on the red sofa when she leaves later this year.