Piers Morgan lands job on new Rupert Murdoch-backed TV channel after leaving Good Morning Britain

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Piers Morgan   (PA)
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Piers Morgan has bagged his first TV job since he resigned from Good Morning Britain.

The presenter, 56, will return to the small screen on News UK’s new TV channel, TalkTV, which is launching in early 2022, it was revealed on Thursday.

In a statement, Mr 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 going home and we’re going to have some fun.”

Mr Morgan left Good Morning Britain in March earlier this year over comments he made about Meghan Markle’s bombshell Oprah interview.

He has said he chose to resign rather than apologise to the Duchess of Sussex.

Since then, OfCom cleared ITV over the presenter’s remarks which sparked a record number of 58,000 complaints.

Following months of speculation, the TV star has taken up a post on the new channel which will be available to everyone in the UK.

Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp, said: “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.

“He has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience in the UK, at FOX Nation, Sky News Australia, The Sun and the New York Post.”

News Corp and FOX News Media teamed up to launch the new channel.

News UK has invested in new TV studios in its HQ in the News Building in London Bridge.

As part of his new deal, Mr Morgan will write two weekly columns online for the New York Post and The Sun.

It comes just one day after he won the News Presenter award at the TRIC Awards in central London.

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