Piers Morgan joins News Corp and FOX News Media in ‘biggest comeback of year’

Piers Morgan joins News Corp and FOX News Media in ‘biggest comeback of year’

September 16, 2021

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Piers Morgan is set to join News Corp and FOX News Media in a global deal, which will see him launch a new daily television series early next year.

The former Good Morning Britain host, who sensationally quit the ITV show following his controversial comments on Meghan Markle back in March, will also be joining The Sun and New York Post as a columnist.

In a career comeback "bigger than Ronaldo", HarperCollins UK has signed world rights for the 56 year old's new book, which will be published in hardback, audio and digital formats.

If that isn't enough, Piers will also be presenting his own series of True Crime documentaries.

Speaking of his upcoming ventures, Pier said in a statement: "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."

The Executive Chairman of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, 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."

Piers' new show will air in the UK on talkTV, which News UK announced earlier on Thursday will launch in early 2022.

FOX Nation will air his show in the US, while Sky News Australia will broadcast it Down Under.

The show will be produced and filmed at News UK's studios in London Bridge.

Piers' latest slate of high-profile work opportunities comes after he exited Good Morning Britain earlier this year.

He decided to quit his role following a row with weatherman Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle's comments about her life in the royal family and her mental health in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

Shortly after his dramatic exit, Ofcom received a total of 57,121 complaints and had no choice but to launch an investigation over the aired scenes.

The watchdog later ruled that Piers' comments did not break any of the regulator's rules.

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