Piers Morgan has shot down the notion that he could return to Good Morning Britain after his dramatic exit… while also revealing the dreamy holiday plans he’s making for the year ahead.
In March, Piers, 56, quit GMB after more than 41,000 people complained about his remarks concerning Meghan Markle’s revelations during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
This week, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell has taken Piers’ spot on the programme alongside Susanna Reid for a guest appearance to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Piers recently addressed a fan’s hope that he could make a return to GMB, with the Twitter user composing an imagined message sent to the broadcaster by ITV.
The tweet read: ‘“Dear Piers, Sorry for throwing you under that bus. Anyway, now that you’ve recharged your batteries will you please come back to Good Morning Britain? We REALLY need you. First week of September is good for us. Lots of love, ITV. PS. You can pick the team.”’
In response, Piers wrote: ‘I’ll be lying on a beach in September – can we push this to October?’
Although it is yet to be confirmed, it has been strongly speculated that Piers will be hired for Andrew Neil’s upcoming new channel GB News alongside Kirsty Gallacher, Simon McCoy and Michelle Dewberry.
Last month, Piers joked that he would need a paycheck of more than £2million to get on board.
Alastair Campbell is a guest presenter on GMB alongside Susanna Reid (Picture: ITV)
Days into Alastair’s stint on GMB, he found himself at loggerheads with Piers on the subject of celebrities promoting mental health campaigns.
In a tweet posted on Alastair’s second day on the show, Piers wrote: ‘I’m curious to know just how much money famous “mental health campaigners” are making from constantly preaching about it & exploiting their myriad ‘problems’ – and what percentage of that money they give to mental health charities.’
He concluded his statement by adding: ‘Celebrity victimhood is a lucrative business.’
Questioning whether the tweet was directed at him, Alastair replied: ‘If you mean me @piersmorgan – @schooltruth and I have a charity account which takes a share of my earnings, which go to causes we believe in, mainly mental health and education for poorer children. I do paid speaking gigs and often ask for fees to be paid to charity.’
Underneath Alastair’s thread, Piers then wrote: ‘No, I was talking about celebrities..,’ to which Alastair responded: ‘Ah ok!’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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