Piers Morgan offered big cash to fake his own death after near-fatal shark stint
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Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has addressed the moment he was offered an undisclosed amount of money to fake his own death. The broadcaster was urged to keep it quiet as news circulated of his death.
The 56-year-old dished on the details in his latest column which he branded the “worst job offer”.
It comes after the on-screen journalist was asked to take part in a show called Celebrity Shark Bait.
The premise of the TV special is that stars are taken to a South African sea that is filled with deadly Great White sharks.
Piers let readers know that he had initially been offered £100,000 to appear on the programme.
The celebrity contestants would be lowered inside of a cage, which was intended to keep them safe.
At the time, the outspoken journalist asked the show producers what would happen in the event the cage managed to break open.
He claimed the response he received was that the moment would make “great TV”.
Piers began: “I didn’t think anything could be less appealing than ‘Celebrity Shark Bait’ where I was offered £100,000 to be lowered inside a cage into a South African sea full of deadly Great Whites.”
He went on: “‘What happens if the cage breaks open?’ I asked. ‘Great TV!’ came the response.
“But then I was promised an even larger cheque to fake my own death, and witness how the news was then received by the world.
“‘This needs to be very hush-hush,’ the production company said, ‘and obviously, certain people would need to know . . .’ You think?”
Piers finished: “I can imagine the BBC News headline now: ‘Tributes failed to pour in last night…'”
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Meanwhile, the former GMB host has issued an update on his latest TV project for News UK.
The broadcaster made his dramatic departure from the ITV show back in March.
Music legend Sir Rod Stewart recently praised Piers and said how “superb” the outspoken presenter was on GMB.
In a screenshot of the magazine that Piers posted to Twitter, Rod had said: “I love Piers and I miss him badly.
“He was superb…, especially with politicians.
“I think they got to the University of Avoiding Answers.”
After coming across the interview while reading the paper, Piers thanked Rod for his kind words.
“Thanks @rodstewart! And don’t worry, I’ll be back on your TV soon.”
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