‘Welcome!’ Piers Morgan introduces new co-star who quit BBC for host’s News UK show

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Piers Morgan went on the social media platform today, to welcome Louis O’Brien to the team after the latter shared a tweet that said he was leaving the Beeb to work with the 56-year-old broadcaster. Louis, who worked as a producer at BBC’s The Papers, posted a photo of himself in front of Broadcasting House as he bid farewell to his job.

Looking forward to working with you on my new global show

Piers Morgan

“Today marks the end of my BBC journey. From tomorrow I will be joining @NewsUK to work as a Producer on @piersmorgan new international show on #TalkTV,” he wrote.

“Thank you and best of luck to everyone at the BBC News Channel.”

Clearly excited to have Louis on board, Piers responded to the tweet, writing: “Welcome, Louis!

“Looking forward to working with you on my new global show.”

In September, it was announced that Piers would be joining News UK’s TV channel to front his own primetime show after he signed a reported £50million deal for three years with the corporation.

The considerable sum of money is believed to have made Piers the highest-paid journalist in the country.

The programme will air in the UK, Australia and the United States and is expected to air in “early 2022”.

The gig marks Piers’ first major presenting job since leaving ITV’s GMB in March 2021.

The father-of-four had engaged in a heated debate with fellow presenter Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s infamous interview with former US talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

And while viewers of GMB remained hopeful that Piers would return to his presenting duties on the morning show, Susanna Reid later confirmed that the possibility of that happening was out of the question.

In September’s interview with author Celia, Susanna said: “He’s not coming back.”

“We used to say Piers was like a toddler. I would look after him like daycare and then hand him back to you.

“What always struck me was, we used to argue hammer and tongs. That was part of the dynamic.”

Fellow presenters Trisha Goddard, Mike Graham, Julian Hartley-Brewer, Robert Rinder and Jeremy Kyle, are also set to work on TalkTV, it was announced last year.

Erron Gordon, who formerly worked at GMB, has been announced as News UK Broadcasting’s Executive Creative Director.

He will also join Piers on his upcoming show after leaving GMB last year.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to News Corp. which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago,” Piers said in a statement in September.

“Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together

“I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.”

Piers has yet to announce an official premiere date of his highly-anticipated programme. 

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