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GMTV ends after 17 years on ITV

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Media captionAndrew Castle and others pay tribute to the show's viewers as GMTV ends

Morning show GMTV has appeared on ITV1 for the final time after 17 years with presenter Andrew Castle paying tribute to "loyal viewers".

He said there had been "squabbles along the way" but "no shortage of love, effort and perseverance" on the show.

"We just want to say to the viewers who have been with us loyally for a long time - thank you so much."

It will be replaced by Daybreak, fronted by former One Show hosts Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles.

Castle was joined on the sofa by presenters Richard Arnold, Emma Crosby and pop band McFly.

He wished Bleakley and Adrian Chiles all the best for the new project and said: "Fingers crossed for them, really good luck."

GMTV regulars John Stapleton, Hilary Jones and Kate Garraway will be appearing on Daybreak.

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