Piers Morgan said ‘cheers Meghan’ as he returned to the West London pub where he first met the Duchess of Sussex five years ago
Piers Morgan is back.
The outspoken presenter announced on Thursday that he will be hosting a brand new show that he promises will “celebrate the right of everyone to have an opinion”.
His new job comes six months after he dramatically quit Good Morning Britain following his comments about Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah Winfrey interview.
And to mark the occasion, the 56-year-old was back at the pub he first met the Duchess of Sussex.
Talking to The Sun, he held up a pint and the Scarsdale Tavern in Kensington, West London, and grinned while he said: “And I need to say a special thank you Meghan. As we sit drinking now, it was five years ago I met her here.
“And I bet she was sitting there celebrating my departure from Good Morning Britain so this move will be the stuff of nightmares for her. So cheers Meghan!”
Piers openly questioned the comments Meghan made to the US presenter, including that a member of the royal family made racist remarks about her son.
Piers’ views led to over 50,000 Ofcom complaints, while the former Suits actress reportedly complained to his boss at ITV Carolyn McCall.
He was asked to make an on-air apology but refused and quit the show.
And now the new 60-minute global show is set to feature big name celebrities, politicians and guests and Pier promises it will be a “lively mix” of discussion, debate and popular opinion.
Piers claims that he turned down “about 20” job offers before he signed up for his new role.
The announcement comes just a day after he was named TV Presenter of the Year at the annual TRIC Awards.
His new role, which will also see him write a weekly column and front a series of true crime documentaries, will see him air on talkTV in the UK, USA and Australia.
He said: “We’re going to have some fun.
“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,” he explained.
Following the news of Piers’ new job, Susanna Reid congratulated her former Good Morning co-host.
She took to Twitter to write: “Congratulations @piersmorgan” followed by a clapping hands emoji.
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