Andrew Neil comments on bringing Piers Morgan to GB News
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Andrew Neil, 72, recently confirmed he had been in talks with Piers Morgan, 56, about the latter potentially joining his new business venture GB News. The presenter was linked to the channel after he departed from Good Morning Britain in March.
Ahead of the channel’s launch this evening, Piers took to Twitter to wish the team luck.
He wrote: “Good luck to my old mucker @afneil and to @frangopoulos & the whole team on the launch of @GBNEWS tonight.
“Great to see a new TV news network on the airwaves & already making waves.”
Many of his 7.9 million followers flocked to his post to comment.
One wrote: “Any chance of you joining the channel??”
A second commented: “Any chance you joining them? Go on, make my day, GMB is so awful, don’t watch it now you’ve gone.”
A third asked: “When are you joining the new team?”
Earlier today, Andrew shared a picture from the news studio ahead of their first episode.
He commented: “Alone in the studio rehearsing for our 8pm launch @GBNEWS.”
The journalist previously admitted he had “good discussions” with Piers about getting him on board.
He told Radio Times: “Yes, we have had conversations, but not about breakfast.”
The chairman went on to claim Piers had indicated that he doesn’t want to be a part of another early morning show.
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“We continue to stay in touch and he knows that we feel that he would be a great addition to the line-up,” he added.
Andrew went on to confirm that the ex Good Morning Britain host will not be a part of the show’s launch this evening.
Speaking on This Morning, he said: “We’re still discussing Piers.
“The problem is, I hope your bosses are watching, this network is paying him far too much to do nothing so he doesn’t have to make up his mind.”
Father-of-four Piers broke his silence about joining the show on Twitter this week.
He shared an article on his Twitter page, with the headline: “GB News’ @afneil says it ‘would be nice to have @piersmorgan’ join new channel.”
Reacting to the article, Piers wrote: “Always nice to be wanted!”
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