News Corp and Fox News Media have signed-up Piers Morgan to host a new ‘global TV Show’.
The 56-year-old is known for his controversial opinions and will return to the network where he began his career over 30 years ago.
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At a glance: 5 key points
- Morgan's new global TV talk show will be a platform for debates, interviews and a forum that "celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion”.
- The TV show will air on talkTV when it launches in early 2022, airing on weeknights in the UK, US and Australia.
- The newly announced channel will “be made widely available and will include a schedule of exciting new shows and televised content from the existing stable of News UK brands,” a statement said.
- The 56-year-old will also publish two weekly columns, for the New York Post and the Sun, and will present a series of true crime documentaries.
- HarperCollins will publish the follow up to his book, Wake Up, in audio, digital and hardback formats.
What's been said
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 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.”
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp, said Morgan 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.”
Morgan left ITV in March this year after his comments about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. Discussing the interview on ITV the following day, Morgan declared he did not believe Meghan’s claims. His comments then sparked a record-breaking 50,000 complaints, the most in Ofcom’s history.
Earlier this month, the media watchdog stated Morgan's show, Good Morning Britain, did not breach the broadcasting code over his controversial comments.
This week Morgan was named news presenter of the year at the Tric awards.
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