Is Piers Morgan joining GB News?

Is Piers Morgan joining GB News?

04/05/2021

PIERS Morgan has left Good Morning Britain after his comments about Meghan Markle's mental health sparked more than 41,000 complaints.

The presenter, who has been on the ITV show since 2015, has not confirmed his next steps yet but is set to dish the dirt about his exit from the show on US TV. But will he join GB News?

🔵 Stay tuned for all the latest on Piers Morgan's interview with Tucker Carlson tonight…

Is Piers Morgan joining GB News?

Piers Morgan has become open for work after leaving Good Morning Britain on March 9, 2021.

The presenter has not said whether he will join GB News, but Andrew Neil, the chairman of the new channel, said he would be "delighted" to explore this possibility.

Mr Neil told the BBC: "Well, Piers would be a huge asset to GB News and we'll definitely look at that.

"We haven't started any negotiations yet.

"We would certainly be delighted to talk to him if he's up for it."

Piers is set to appear in a tell-all interview with Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson on April 5, 2021.

He is expected to reveal in detail why he decided to walk away from his role on the ITV show following the fall out over his comments.

An insider said: “Piers is keen for US viewers to get the full story and he of course will make his feelings crystal clear again about what Meghan and Harry claimed and speak his truth.

“He hopes people might look at the Oprah interview a little differently afterwards.”

The Sun reported how Piers is set to “go nuclear” in his first major interview since leaving GMB.

Who has joined GB News?

Andrew Neil will be the new channel's chairman and will host an evening programme in primetime.

Among well-known journalists joining GB News there is Colin Brazier, who is leaving Sky News after 23 years to anchor a daytime news, interview and debate programme on the new channel.

Dan Wootton, the former Sun journalist who broke the story of "Megxit", will present a daily show on GB News.

Businesswoman and broadcaster Michelle Dewberry will anchor a weekday evening primetime show.

Freelance journalist Inaya Folarin Iman will join the morning presenting team five days a week.

Guido Fawkes senior reporter Tom Harwood, who often appears as commentator on broadcast channels, will be political correspondent at GB News.

Rebecca Hutson, former head of video at Reach, has been appointed as head of digital and will also be part of the channel's on-air team.

Euronews political editor Darren McCaffrey has been appointed to the same role at GB News.

Member of the European Parliament for the Brexit Party, Alexandra Phillips, is also part of the channel's on-air team.

When is GB News launching?

Andrew Neil has confirmed GB News will launch sometime in March 2021.

An exact date is yet to be revealed, but the channel launched a recruitment drive for 140 jobs back in January 2021.

In February they announced that more than 2,000 people had applied for the editorial roles.

What channel will GB News be on?

GB News signed a contract with TV transmitter network Arqiva to reach 96 per cent of UK households, with 6,500 hours a year of "original news, opinion and debate".

It will be available through major platforms including Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat.

GB News has said it will also provide streaming, video-on-demand and audio services but are yet to announce further details.

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