Piers Morgan joining new channel talkTV where he will present ‘global show’
Written by Hitmix News on 16 September 2021
Piers Morgan has revealed his next presenting job will be for new television channel talkTV – which is being set up by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
The company, which will launch its new service next year, said Morgan’s nightly show will be broadcast in the UK, the US and Australia.
He left Good Morning Britain earlier in the year, after criticising the Duchess of Sussex’s comments in an interview she and Prince Harry gave to Oprah Winfrey, saying he did not believe some of the things she said, particularly around mental health.
BREAKING: I’ve gone home. Great to be rejoining Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation after 28 years. The place I started my media career, with the boss who gave me my first big break. We’re going to have a lot of fun…. pic.twitter.com/g6xBWvgXzd
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 16, 2021
The breakfast show was recently cleared by Ofcom, after tens of thousands of complaints were made about it.
Talking about his new role, Morgan said: “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.”
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‘A good day for free speech’ – Piers Morgan
Executive chairman of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, added: “Piers is the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire. Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling.”
In the past, Morgan has been hired by ITV, CNN and NBC in various presenting roles.
News Corp said its new channel will “offer a mix of programming from our stable of household brands, proper hourly news bulletins, documentaries, entertainment and more”.
The company already owns established news brands such as The Times and The Sun newspapers, as well as a number of radio stations such as Virgin and talkSport.
News Corp had previously scrapped plans for a linear news channel, and instead decided to focus on streaming its radio brands online, while rival GB News pushed ahead with its launch.
Responding to News Corp’s announcement, GB News tweeted: “Congratulations to Piers Morgan.
“We love competition. Bring it on!”
In the US, Morgan’s show will be carried on Fox Nation, while Sky News Australia will broadcast it down under.