Piers Morgan signs Fox News TV deal after exiting GMB - and Twitter is already dreading it

Piers Morgan signs Fox News TV deal after exiting GMB - and Twitter is already dreading it

Since his Good Morning Britain tantrum, which resulted in his departure from ITV, Piers Morgan is making a swift return to TV after signing a deal with part of Murdoch’s empire.

The British journalist and presenter will be joining forces with News Corp and Fox News Media, where he will be the face of a new TV show that he describes as a “fearless forum for lively debate” which will “celebrate the right of everyone to have an opinion.”

The weeknight show will hit screens in early 2022 and will air across the UK, US and Australia.

The 56-year-old also plans to go back to his print journalism roots as part of the global deal, after it was confirmed he would write two weekly news columns for the New York Post and The Sun – where his career began.

Morgan will also host a series of True Crime documentaries and further plans to release a follow-up book to his bestseller, Wake Up.

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Speaking about his career move, Morgan told The Sun: “I’m thrilled to be returning to News Corp, which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago.

“Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech, and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together.

“I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.

“I’m also delighted to become a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands.

“I’m going home and we’re going to have some fun.”

Some people on Twitter, however, had different views.

Morgan left ITV in March this year following a row over his comments about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Discussing the interview on the ITV show the following day, Morgan said he did not believe Meghan’s claims which sparked more than 50,000 complaints – the most in Ofcom’s history.

Earlier this month, the media watchdog said it found that Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code over his controversial comments.

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