Piers Morgan: why did presenter leave Good Morning Britain as he returns after a year - when is new show out?

Piers Morgan will host a show for Rupert Murdoch’s new talkTV channel later this year

Piers Morgan (Credit: Getty Images) Piers Morgan (Credit: Getty Images)
Piers Morgan (Credit: Getty Images)

Almost a year after his very public exit from ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan is set to return to breakfast television.

Morgan was a guest on yesterday’s edition of Sunday Morning with Sophie Raworth on BBC One, and revealed some details about his new television programme.

It will air on talkTV, a new channel started by Rupert Murdoch launching later this year.

When did Piers Morgan present Good Morning Britain?

Piers Morgan first appeared on Good Morning Britain as a guest host in April 2015.

He became a permanent co-host in November 2015, and typically presented alongside Susanna Reid.

Morgan left the series in March 2021.

Why did Piers Morgan leave Good Morning Britain?

Piers Morgan left Good Morning Britain in March 2021 after a heated on-air argument with weather presenter Alex Beresford.

Morgan was dismissive of Meghan Markle’s then-recent comments about her mental health, including her experiences of racism and suicidal thoughts. Beresford challenged him on this, and suggested there was likely a personal aspect to Morgan’s attacks on Markle.

Morgan stormed off set and quit Good Morning Britain later that day in the midst of widespread criticism from various mental health charities and the general public.

What has he done since leaving Good Morning Britain?

In July 2021, Piers Morgan caught coronavirus.

December 2021 was the tenth anniversary of Piers Morgan’s appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, where he discussed allegations of phone hacking during his tenure as editor of the Daily Mirror.

He presented a number of editions of his Life Stories programme, including an interview with Keir Starmer, but has since quit that series as well.

When will Piers Morgan’s new TV show be available to watch?

On the BBC yesterday, he said it will offer opinion, debate, and big interviews. It will air daily in the US, UK, and Australia.

The talkTV channel is expected to launch in early 2022. It will be politically right-win, and a competitor to GBNews.

Other notable presenters alongside Morgan include Kate McCann and Thomas Newton Dunn. Dunn, former political editor of The Sun, has been criticised for writing an article using sources from the antisemitic, far-right websites Aryan Unity and the Millennium Report.

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