Piers Morgan to take long break from TalkTV after extremely low viewing figures

Piers Morgan is reportedly taking a length break from his role on TalkTV after his new show struggled to pull in a viewership.

The controversial reporter, who infamously stormed off the Good Morning Britain set after he was challenged by Alex Beresford, took up a slot at TalkTV after the incident.

Piers Morgan: Uncensored has been unsuccessful in terms of viewing numbers, with a report from May 18 showing that his audience was just 24,000 during a primetime evening slot.

Since the launch of the programme, Piers has been slammed by a guest who called him a "c***", had a conversation with controversial former president Donald Trump and has interviewed a spokesperson for the Taliban.

The show’s dwindling audience has resulted in the journalist’s decision to take a backseat from Uncensored.

Some of Piers’ followers took to Twitter to question who would take his place on the self titled show

One wrote: “I understand Piers Morgan is taking a six week break from his show. No news as to who will stand in for him with his 32,000 viewers.”

Another scathingly tweeted: “Piers Morgan can’t even beat ratings that most bedroom YouTubers get. Pretty safe to say [TalkTV] is now the new Blockbuster and Kodak. The end is near. They know they’re dying, but denial won’t let them admit it.”

A harsh critic called his show “utter drivel” and said that he only featured “z-list celebrities”, with the “evening schedule of 7pm” needing a “total overhaul”.

One even made a dig about Andrew Neil, who left GB News, and said that he took a break “and never came back”, while another pointed out that the show hasn’t been on the air for longer than Piers’ planned break.

The Guardian released a damning report which noted that The News Desk, which is hosted by Tom Newton Dunn and broadcast on TalkTV, “did not register a single viewer” for half of the programme’s duration on May 3.

The Guardian said that “although it does not rule out the possibility that someone was watching somewhere in the UK”, it means that the viewership was “so small that it was not picked up” by ratings agency Broadcasters Audience Research Board.

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