Piers Morgan returning with show for Rupert Murdoch
Piers Morgan Uncensored will air on billionaire Murdoch’s Talk TV and streamed live on various Murdoch platforms, such as Fox Nation in the U.S..
It will be an hour per show. Morgan formerly appeared on CNN and ITV.
Murdoch’s News UK, which owns the channel, said it will “celebrate free speech and the right for people to share their views,” according to reports.
“A year ago today, I was forced to leave a job I loved, at the peak of its success, for having the audacity to express an honestly held opinion,” said Morgan, referring to his exiting ITV’s Good Morning Britain after being heavily criticized about comments relating to Meghan Markle’s suicide claims.
“This shouldn’t happen in any democracy supposedly built on the principles of free speech and freedom of expression. I’m delighted to now be returning to live television with a new daily show. I want it to be a platform for lively vigorous debate.”
Morgan’s comments about Markle drew more than 50,000 complaints to regulator Ofcom and the incident one of the most complained about of all time on UK TV, according to Variety.