Piers Morgan reveals he turned down 20 jobs before signing historic deal with The Sun and News Corp

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THRILLED Piers Morgan final night time likened his Sun-sational comeback to pal Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. 

Piers’ return to Britain’s No1 newspaper — the place he first discovered fame — will see him writing no-holds-barred columns for us alongside with the New York Post. 

Piers Morgan will write a no-holds-barred column for The SunCredit: Paul Edwards
Thrilled Piers Morgan likened his Sun-sational comeback to pal Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United
Thrilled Piers Morgan likened his Sun-sational comeback to pal Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester UnitedCredit: Instagram
Piers Morgan reveals he turned down 20 jobs before signing historic deal with The Sun and News Corp
Piers Morgan reveals he turned down 20 jobs before signing historic deal with The Sun and News CorpCredit: instagram.com/piersmorgan

 The 56-year-old presenter will even host a day-to-day worldwide TV present as a part of an infinite ground-breaking deal with The Sun’s guardian company News Corporation. 

He will entrance crime documentaries and write books for HarperCollins UK.

Piers says he hopes to be “as good a signing” because of the Portuguese celeb — and in distinction ex-Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp.

The outspoken star stated: “I’m very fortunate that Cristiano is an efficient good buddy of mine, and I’m optimistic I’ll hear from him shortly.

“I knew Cristiano would return to United on account of after I had dinner with him in Italy, he spoke so terribly fondly about his relationship with Sir Alex, and United. And I’d relate to that. 

“When folks take of enterprise on you, like Sir Alex did with him, and Rupert did with me as I used to be beginning out in my media profession, you don’t neglect that. It’s good to pay as soon as extra that loyalty.

“I hope I will prove as good a signing. Obviously I don’t share his sporting talent but what Cristiano and I do have in common is a work ethic and drive. Neither of us settle for mediocrity.”

 Welcoming her new star signing, Victoria Newton, Editor in Chief of The Sun, stated: “Forget Ronaldo, this is the biggest comeback of the year.”

Within hours of a press launch confirming the change yesterday, the News Corp share worth had rocketed by a staggering $400million (£290million).

Piers’ new deal comes six months after he was compelled out of ITV1 breakfast present Good Morning Britain for refusing to apologise to Meghan Markle on air.

He had beforehand referred to as into query Meghan’s remarks about psychological successfully being within the midst of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial Oprah interview.

Piers added: “I’m delighted to be coming as soon as extra to News Corp, 30 years after I first labored there. 

“It’s an infinite change, and a massively thrilling one.

“News Corp is a company that believes in free speech, and doesn’t signal as lots as cancel customized or pander to the woke brigade. 

“Everyone there has extremely efficient skins and gained’t succumb to emphasise from Twitter or one thing.

“The full package deal deal deal was fairly overwhelming and appeared fairly irresistible – and I contemplate actually is the primary of its kind. It ticks each topic of the whole factors I wish to do.

“I want to make the most talked about show in television around the world.”

Piers’ new 60-minute present, that options giant set up celebrities, politicians and agency, ensures to be a “lively mix” of dialogue, debate and well-liked opinion.

In the six years he was at Good Morning Britain, ­presenting alongside Susanna Reid, he helped treble the ITV programme’s rankings.

On the day he walked off set in March, GMB had overtaken bitter rival BBC Breakfast for the first time in the show’s history
On the day he walked off set in March, GMB had overtaken bitter rival BBC Breakfast for the primary time all through the present’s historic earlier

On the day he walked off set in March, GMB had overtaken bitter rival BBC Breakfast for the primary time all through the present’s historic earlier.

Ratings have steadily declined since his departure, with promoting income furthermore down.

Supping ale at The Scarsdale Tavern in Kensington, West London, Piers admitted he turned down “about 20” job gives with the intention to signal this groundbreaking new carry out. Piers, who has a mixed social media attain of nearly 10million followers, has develop into one amongst many planet’s most in- demand broadcasters.

As efficiently as a punchy weekly on-line column for this paper, former BGT choose Piers will in all probability be part of News Corp and Fox News Media to launch a weekly TV present airing all through the UK, Australia and America, from early subsequent yr.

His signing will even see him entrance a set of true crime documentaries. 

And it comes 36 hours after he was named TV Presenter of the Year on the annual TRIC awards. Following the success of his Sunday Times No1 bestseller, Wake Up, HarperCollins UK will publish Piers’ subsequent data in hardback, audio and digital codecs.

He first joined The Sun in 1988 and fronted the paper’s award-winning showbiz column Bizarre for 4 years.

As editor of the News of the World he scooped prime awards and revealed large exclusives.

Piers later grew to become worthwhile as a BGT choose, serving to to launch the profession of singer Susan Boyle.

Ex-US President Donald Trump repeatedly heaped reward on Piers for worthwhile duties and elevating money as quickly as they starred on the US ­model of The Apprentice.

And Piers’ Life Stories, his assortment of celeb interviews for ITV, was an infinite success.

Mr Murdoch stated yesterday: “Piers is the broadcaster each channel needs nonetheless is just too afraid to rent. He is a wonderful presenter, a gifted journalist and says what people are considering and feeling.

“He has many passionate fans around the world and we look forward to expanding his audience.”

Piers as he was pictured while editing The Sun's Bizarre column in 1989
Piers as he was pictured whereas enhancing The Sun’s Bizarre column in 1989Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

JOURNEY FROM SUN AND BACK

1989: PIERS turns into editor of The Sun’s Bizarre column, quizzing stars collectively with Madonna.

 1994: Appointed editor of The News of The World. Aged 28, he is the youngest nationwide newspaper editor for 50 years.

 1995: Becomes editor of the Daily Mirror. 

2004: Launches a TV profession. Series on the BBC and Channel 4 comply with.

2006: Becomes a choose on America’s Got Talent, kickstarting his US profession.

2007: Joins Britain’s Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.

2008: Wins US celeb model of The Apprentice. Pals with host and future president Donald Trump. 

2009: Piers Morgan’s Life Stories interview present launched on ITV.

2010: Joins Twitter. Now has eight million followers.

2011: Replaces veteran Larry King on CNN’s flagship nightly talk present.

 2015: Joins ITV present Good Morning Britain. Becomes a full-time host amid giant rise in viewers.

2019: Piers criticises Prince Harry and associate Meghan over their exit from Royal household. 

2020: Wins plaudits for his grilling of cupboard ministers over their dealing with of the pandemic. 

2021: Piers leaves GMB over options about Meghan and Harry’s US interview with Oprah Winfrey. Watchdog Ofcom clears him. Returns to The Sun and hosts worldwide TV present.

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