Andrew Neil wants Piers Morgan to join GB News
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2021
Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil has revealed he hopes to recruit Piers Morgan for GB News
Andrew Neil wants to hire Piers Morgan for GB News.
The 71-year-old broadcaster is preparing to launch the new channel and he thinks Piers – who recently quit 'Good Morning Britain' – would be ideally suited to the platform.
He said: "We're about to launch GB News. It'll be a different kind of news channel and I think Piers would be a huge asset for that kind of news channel."
Despite this, Andrew admitted he'd like to steer clear of repeating what Piers did on 'Good Morning Britain'.
The veteran broadcaster insisted he wanted to create something original on the channel.
He told 'This Morning': "I wouldn't want to transfer what he was doing for 'Good Morning Britain' straight to GB News – I'd want to do something different with him at a different time of day."
Andrew is keen to recruit the outspoken TV star, but he acknowledged that Piers won't be short of offers in the coming weeks.
He said: "He is what he is, but he's also adaptable. He can do different things in different ways.
"But I think he would be a huge asset to our channel if we could get him and we will try to do so, and see if we can come to a mutual agreement. He won't be short of offers, so no doubt there will be a bit of competition."
However, an insider has insisted Piers won't be rushing into a decision about his future.
The source told The Sun newspaper: "Overnight he was flooded with offers and suggestions for new deals – some pretty interesting ones, plus a few wild and wacky offers which he had a laugh about.
"Given a few legal sensitivities ongoing with ITV, Piers won’t be making any major announcements just yet though."
Meanwhile, more than 36,000 people have signed a petition for Piers to return to 'Good Morning Britain'.
The 55-year-old star quit the show earlier this week in the wake of his controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex, but thousands of fans have already called for his return.
The petition reads: "This is an absolute farce. This man has stuck by our NHS when many others didn’t care including our government!
"He confronts the politicians on questions many of us want answering!"