Piers Morgan snubbed by Channel 4 bosses after hinting he is hoping to replace Jon Snow
Piers Morgan has ‘a lot of time on his hands’ says Schofield
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Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 56, indicated on social media yesterday that he was coveting Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow’s job, after the host revealed he would be stepping down from the show after 30 years. However, Channel 4 bosses were quick to douse any speculation that the ITV host would be in the running to replace Jon, by shooting him down on social media after he cheekily suggested that he’ll sort out his work wardrobe following the announcement.
Shall I dust down my tie collection @Channel4News?
In view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers, Piers jumped the gun over the Channel 4 position.
The TV host wrote: “Shall I dust down my tie collection @Channel4News?”
Responding to the cheeky quip, Editor of Channel 4 News, Ben de Pear replied: “Don’t ring us, we’ll ring you.”
His response gained over a thousand likes from fans.
Social media users flocked to the comments to give their own take on whether the media personality would be a good replacement for Jon.
One wrote: “Think you are far too controversial @piersmorgan for Channel 4 News.”
Despite not realising that Channel 4 News is on at 7pm, another enthusiastically commented: “Yes, yes, yes get some decent news reporters on morning tv WAKE UP!! WITH PIERS.” (sic)
However, some warned that the broadcaster would be too “woke” for the star’s liking.
“Don’t lower yourself, CH4 is becoming like many other news channels a bit woke too,” one social media user advised Piers.
“It’ll take more than @piersmorgan to tempt me to that ultra-woke channel @Channel4News,” another warned.
Piers Morgan made the decision to leave his presenting role on GMB in March, after facing backlash over his comments about Meghan Markle following her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Following claims from the Duchess of Sussex that she felt suicidal while part of the Royal Family, the GMB presenter said he didn’t believe her.
“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report,” he said.
Yesterday it was announced that former Labour MP Alastair Campbell will be co-hosting the ITV breakfast show alongside Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins for a stint in May.
After making the announcement on Twitter, the political strategist clarified that he was “not the new Piers Morgan”.
After Alastair’s post was retweeted by GMB’s official account, who welcomed him to the family, Piers quickly offered his own thoughts on his temporary replacement, who was urged to get involved in debates on the show.
Sharing GMB’s post, he penned: “I’d hold back @campbellclaret..”
Yesterday, Jon Snow announced that he will be stepping down from his role as host of Channel 4 News later this year after manning the helm for over three decades.
“After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on,” he said.
He continued: “I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years. I’m looking forward to new adventures and new challenges.”
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