Others were pleased to see Ed back though and praised ITV for the decision.
Bex Rix Cherries added: “So happy to see the lovely Mr @edballs back, he has such a great, happy, measured presence.”
Allan Esq shared: “Welcome back @edballs always enjoy you on @GMB.”
“Loving Ed Balls. Not so much because he’s Ed Balls, more because he’s NOT Cringard Madely,” SevenDaysToNoon penned.
SunderlandLollipops added: “Never thought I’d be so ecstatically delighted to see Ed Balls – just because it’s not Richard Effing Madeley presenting #gmb!! @gmb.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.