Piers Morgan claims he’s been ‘approached’ about returning to ‘Good Morning Britain’

Piers Morgan seen outside the ITV Studios

On March 9th, Piers Morgan walked off the Good Morning Britain set after Alex Beresford called him out for his unhinged-lunatic commentary on the Duchess of Sussex. Piers has not been back on GMB since – he was either fired or he quit, and producers allowed him to tell people that it was his decision to walk away rather than apologize for his comments about Meghan. We learned later that his tantrum and toxic commentary about Meghan led to the largest number of viewer complaints ever, just as we also learned that Meghan herself complained about Piers that week in a call to the ITV network boss. Still, British viewers loved or loved-to-hate-watch Piers, because GMB’s ratings have struggled since he “quit.” And now Piers is trying to make it sound like ITV is close to hiring him back:

Panicked ITV chiefs have contacted Piers Morgan over a shock return to Good Morning Britain. It follows a ratings slump since the outspoken presenter, 56, left the ITV breakfast show in March in a row over his comments about Meghan.

Piers revealed: “They reached out — there have been approaches. Never say never.”

Fans deserted the ITV breakfast show in their droves following his dismissal for refusing to apologise to Meghan Markle. In his first newspaper interview since leaving, the presenter, 56, says: “I have no doubt I could take the ratings back to where I left them — but the doubt is, would anyone be allowed to do it that way again? I was hired to give very strong, honestly held opinions, which I did. But in the end I was asked to apologise for a genuinely held opinion.”

Piers’s view was that Meghan repeatedly lied during a bombshell TV interview with Oprah Winfrey and badly besmirched the Royal Family.

Now he has revealed panicked ITV bosses have approached him to return to GMB. In what would be a staggering U-turn, the outspoken presenter was contacted to see if he would consider coming back.

Piers says: “I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show. I don’t want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party . . .  As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues. It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast. It’s their problem to work out . . . but never say never.”

Saturday, Piers posed with a copy of the Sun’s exclusive story that he had been approached to return, writing: “Well now…. 😎.”

[From The Sun]

CB and I talked about this Piers stuff in a Gossip with Celebitchy podcast in April, and we talked about how asinine it is that a major British television network allowed Piers to rant and verbally attack a woman for the better part of four years without the network ever shutting him down. It’s unthinkable to me, as an American, to think of a network television morning show host behaving in such a vile way and that there would be no push back or consequences from corporate sponsors, from TV executives or from the public. Matt Lauer was a disgusting harasser and alleged rapist behind-the-scenes, but whenever his toxicity seeped into his on-air persona, people pushed back and called him out. And once Lauer was gone, he stayed gone from the Today Show. That’s the only real comparison I have, because it is so bewildering to me that British viewers are mad that a morning show host isn’t being a vile misogynist on-air every morning.

If Piers does find his way back on a network TV show, I guess we know that he has the full support of the Windsor klan though. Especially a certain keen couple.

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  1. Darla says:

    Kaiser did you just post a picture of him with his zipper open!??! omg my eyes.

    • Tanguerita says:

      Every time I see this picture I try to wipe this piece of white lint off my screen before realizing that it’s on his pullover.

    • Juls says:

      Too bad he didn’t have a shirt weiner, that would have been EPIC!

  2. Me says:

    Hmmm—Piers has a monetary interest in promoting his own celebrity. At this point, his drama is a large part of the story. He’s clearly angling for some kind of payday by making himself appear to be in demand.

    I’m a little surprised that the tabloids haven’t turned him inside out —he and Camilla T etc. have made themselves so much a part of the BM constructed narrative— definitely some clicks to be had in that direction.

  3. Krista says:

    HAHAHAHA love that first pic – with his fly down. Stay classy, Piers.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Is this Morgan’s indirect way of asking to come back to GMB? He believed that when he walked off the show he would be getting multiple offers from other news organizations but it doesn’t seem to have happened so now he wants to go back to GMB.

    • Cecilia says:

      He thought he would get a shot in the US but it seems like no network states side has contacted him with an offer.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Oh, he’s dying to get back on US TV.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Amy Bee – yes, wasn’t he blathering on a couple days ago about working on a deal with Simon Cowell and maybe moving back to LA? Meghan’s in LA – Oh, nooooooooo!

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Cecilia, I really hope no network in the states wants him. The ones that might be willing I already don’t watch. He is just repulsive and am completely dismayed at people that like him-my feelings towards him go back at least 10 years. Imagine contract negotiations with him..
        Possible Employer: Piers, you need to be able to discuss current headlines.
        Pus: Yes, I can do that. Meghan Markle.
        PE: No, she is currently not a headline story.
        Pus: Yes, I understand that. The Duchess of Sussex is responsible for the hijacked car in New York City.
        PE: You cannot interject Meghan Markle into every headline/conversation.
        Pus: Yes, you’re right but she is responsible for every bad thing that happens in this world and my wounded ego and she is a danger to society and my life by breathing.
        PE: Thank you and we’ll get back to you.
        Pus: Well, please don’t call in case Meghan sneezes in her own backyard and I miss the opportunity to blame her for spreading Covid to the rest of the world.

  5. Carrie says:

    Piers- really going all out for exposure judging from the photograph ai? What a vile man. Salty Isle and him truly deserve each other.

  6. Cecilia says:

    I can actually see that happening tbh. British media is literally the gutter and there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for a dollar and a dime

    • Snuffles says:

      True. But I kind of feel like all media is heading in that direction. I’ve read articles about how journalists even for “respectable” outlets like Newsweek are getting paid based on their clicks and internet traffic they drive. Plus, they are being forced to meet a daily quota. This forced writers to constantly churn out un researched and un fact check articles. And to created click-baity headlines that border on full on lies. Or lean into sensationalism.

      They get rewarded for it and rarely suffer any real consequences. At most when they get challenged they will issue a correction but the damage is done because the correction never spreads as fast as the lie or misinformation. Losing a job or getting sued rarely happens as well. Most aren’t paying enough attention or people don’t have the time and money to do so.

      Journalistic integrity has been replaced by profit margins.

      • Merricat says:

        This is why I’m picky about where I get my news. I go with the wire services, that’s where the real journalism is.

      • Gail says:

        It seems to me ALL integrity in the “business” world, be it news, a contractual dispute, a women’s right to privacy, a woman’s right to be clothed between takes of a graphic sex scene, or when police bust into a woman’s home & finding her naked, keep her naked for a full on 15 minutes before allowing her back to be covered with a blanket, but with her hands cuffed behind her back, did virtually nothing to help….ALL of this relates to bigger profit margins.
        The love of money is the root of all evil.
        Sure seems to be true.

      • Soupie says:

        @merricat
        Lately I’ve been trying to go with the wire services too, but I’ve noticed that if I click on anything to do with celebrity or sensationalism, their algorithm will feed more junk to me. So even they have it, and it’s so frustrating. Right now I’m trying to train all of my apps to NOT send celebrity or sensationalists stuff. I know where to get it if I want it. No telling how successful that will be.

      • observer says:

        @soupie

        i read the phrase “training my apps” and suddenly felt a million years old (i am 30)

  7. Eurydice says:

    Didn’t the top ITV television exec say at the time that he would welcome back Piers Morgan? I remember it being part of a waffling statement – Piers is irreplaceable, but he doesn’t work that much anyway, and his contract is year by year, and we’ve been expecting him to retire any time now, but people love to hate him, and there’s a place for him here, but maybe not GMB, blah, blah, blah.

    I wonder if the GMB ratings rise and subsequent drop isn’t really about Meghan-bashing. It’s like the problems with the tabloids – there’s no excitement if they don’t have Harry and Meghan to kick around. If so, then bringing back Piers won’t resurrect the ratings. H&M are safely in the US and their every move isn’t being scrutinized as before. Even Piers won’t have that much to talk about.

  8. Duchess of hazard says:

    I thought he was supposed to be doing GB news, which is supposedly the British answer to the Fox network? That venture isn’t going forward, then?

    • Amy Bee says:

      GB News is launching June 13. The new Murdoch channel is not going ahead. It seems either GB News doesn’t want him or he was asking for too much money.

  9. Kkat says:

    I saw the picture and at first thought why didn’t they use a worse one, he looks fairly normal here….. Oh 😂😂😂

  10. Nev says:

    yeah right. sure they are. go sit down.

  11. Merricat says:

    The only organization that has “approached” that mound of slime is the circus.

    • Desdemona says:

      Please, don’t offend the circus and circus people. They’re professionals and hardworking and don’t trash others,.. Well, the actual circus, not the circus =tv

  12. MerryGirl says:

    So the slime ball who can’t zip his fly isn’t getting any other offers then? He failed to make it in the USA after that disastrous Fox interview with Tucker Carlson , don’t see any other UK networks pounding his door so I guess he has to hint that he wants to come back to GMB, what a loser.

  13. PinkBerry says:

    I don’t believe him. He is sounding desperate for a job. What happened to all of the offers he claimed he had when he quitted his job? Again I don’t believe him.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Pick Berry, I don’t believe him either. He is a POS with nothing to offer. And he is getting offers from third party people? Doesn’t sound serious if it’s a third party. If they truly wanted him back, they would approach him directly, hence this BS about third party members! Lying sack of shit!

  14. Snuffles says:

    @soupie

    It’s definitely possible to “train” your apps. They just send you more of what you click on. Early on when I was following Harry and Meghan’s courtship I clicked on British tabloid sites and Google just kept offering up more of it. Eventually I stopped clicking on them and now Google doesn’t offer up any of them. I do the same on YouTube. If it tries to “suggest” hateful shit I click on the “not interested” button and there is also an option to no longer recommend a channel.

    More people should do it really! I think the world should be taught media literacy and how algorithms work. In a way I learned so much about this because I’m into KPop and KPop fans KNOW their algorithms and actively manipulate the fuck out of them to make their favorite groups rise to the top. It’s all very fascinating.

  15. Midge says:

    You know how in movies set in the Middle Ages and you see crowds of peasants gathered around a public execution and they are cheering and loving the spectacle, and you are watching the film and feeling nauseous? Yeah, the British media is the modern day spectacle and the degenerates tune in to watch. I wouldn’t be surprised if he does return.

  16. TheOriginalMia says:

    I don’t believe ITV is after him. Everyone thought he was a shoo in at Murdoch’s new network. That was canceled. No US network is going to hire him. All he has is the tabs at this point, and he’s too much of a narcissist to just write tabloid stories. He wants his mug on tv, in our faces multiple times a week.

  17. Truthiness says:

    What a toxic bag of wind. Wasn’t he involved in the illegal wiretapping or hacking of the royals? He is a leech.

    • Robin says:

      He’s been involved in phone hacking of everyone, including a murdered teenager, actors and members of the royal family. This is a man who was sacked as editor of The Mirror for fake photos of soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner. His career is one long nasty stream of bile. I don’t know how he keeps getting hired. He’s like a turd that won’t flush.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    Pus has been out of a job and I think some past due notes have come due. He’s begging for a job; his four year stalking of Meghan has made him almost radioactive. But ITV has to take into account the 57000 plus who complained. They may not want to tune into another round of ratchets. Advertisers and organizations may want to stay away from ITV if Pus returns.

  19. Julia K says:

    I despise this man, and not only because of Harry and Meghan. He has a very long history of disinformation and outright dishonesty, doing his best to belittle others while aggrandizing himself. Nasty bully. Thirsty namecaller. Why has he not been sued into oblivion?

  20. Gingerbee says:

    Piss Morgan is a stalker. If this was a black man tormenting Catty Middleton, his ass would be in jail by now.
    That racist ahole is now going after Naomi Osaka.

    • Eurydice says:

      He’s still managing to throw in Harry and Meghan, just in case his readers don’t care about Naomi.

  21. Gaah says:

    I thought he had support of some members of the Royal Family?? Can’t they get him a job?
    I don’t believe a word he says about support from BRF or GMB.

    • Curious says:

      i read it was sarah, which makes no sense, why will she thank him for bullying Meghan , when she herself was bullied to hell and back.

  22. Curious says:

    i read on bylineinvestigates that Piers also went after Diana,he had spys trying to find out who she was dating,what she was doing . this man is so evil. now he is going after Meghan /Harry and it seems their is no law to stop him from bullying Meghan every chance he gets in the press. so weird, maybe i don’t understand the laws. but i have seen/read about twitter/facebook people get block or banned for life for bullying /threatening others .

  23. Curious says:

    how his wife can love him is beyond my brains. no way in hell i can like anyone with such a evil mentality.

  24. jferber says:

    He looks truly deranged in the header picture, a smirk and an open zipper. Vile. And I have no doubt it was deliberate. Truly can’t stand this man. Please go away, freak!

  25. Nina says:

    This asshole really is fugly. Seems like he has really been laying on the botox. That forehead is suspiciously smooth for an almost 60-year-old English guy. They don’t age too well. Either botox or face tuner. Reminds you of Callista and Newt Gingrich’s pictures.

  26. Izzy says:

    No matter how much you want him to go away, he just keeps coming back. Like a bad rash.

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