Piers Morgan ‘delighted’ as former boss quits GMB to work on his new show

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Broadcaster Piers Morgan is "absolutely delighted" after his former Good Morning Britain director has decided to join him on his new primetime show on TalkTV.

Erron Gordon is set to take on the role of Executive Creative Director at News UK Broadcasting at the end of the year.

Erron, who launched GMB, Peston and directed ITV's 2019 leadership debates during the General Election, will become head of studio output and will direct Piers' new show.

Piers welcomed the director's new role by saying: "I only want the very best working on my new show and after the five years we spent together on Good Morning Britain, I know Erron is the most talented TV director in the country.

"So, I’m absolutely delighted he will be joining us on this exciting new challenge."

Erron also spoke about how glad he is to be joining News UK, saying: "There are very few occasions in your career when you get to create something entirely new. TalkTV is one of those opportunities.

"I’m truly excited about what News UK wants to achieve with the station – and, of course, the opportunity to reunite with Piers on his new global show was impossible to resist."

He also mentioned that he is thrilled to be working alongside Piers once again.

The TV mogul added: "Having directed Piers for countless hours of live breaking news and event television, I’m thrilled to be in his ear again calling the shots."

Piers' new television show will air on TalkTV when it launches in the UK in early 2022. His programme will also air on Fox Nation in the US and Sky News Australia in Australia.

In addition to this, the TV presenter's new deal states that he must also publish two weekly columns online for the New York Post and The Sun.

Piers and Erron worked alongside each other until the outspoken host stormed off GMB in March due to his views on the explosive Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey.

But since then, the father-of-four has received offers to join other news outlets such as GB News which he decided to turn down.

After his global deal was announced to re-join News UK and Rupert Merdoch on their new venture, Piers said in a statement: "I’m thrilled to be returning to News Corp. which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago. 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.

"I’m also delighted to become a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands."

Billionaire businessman Rupert also expressed his delight and said Piers is the "broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire."

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