Since Piers Morgan, 56, left Good Morning Britain back in March, the rumour mill has been rife as to which show will secure the outspoken presenter next. Ahead of the launch of news channel GB News, founder and chairman Andrew Neil admitted Piers seemed like he was done with breakfast TV. For now.
It’s become common knowledge that since his departure from the ITV flagship show, Piers has been in high demand as Neil believed he would be a “huge asset” to their team if he were to join them on Freeview, Freesat, Sky, YouView and Virgin Media.
While the channel will not provide rolling news, but instead is expected to be a mix of news, opinion, and debate.
In a new interview, the former BBC presenter spoke about how he and Piers have been in “good discussions” about him coming aboard.
“Yes, we have had conversations, but not about breakfast,” Neil said of their chats.
“One is the share price of ITV the company that put on Good Morning Britain fell by five percent or £250 million.
“Which valued me at about £50 million more than Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer.”
Piers went on: “The second thing that has happened is the ratings have completely collapsed.
“I don’t take any pleasure in that, I spent five years building up those ratings.”
He continued: “Ironically on my last day, we finally beat the BBC which had always been my mission.
“So in a way, I kind of scaled the mountain but they are certainly flying very fast down the other side.”
Andrew’s full interview is available to read now in Radio Times.
GMB airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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