Piers Morgan latest news – Ex GMB host more popular than EVER as he gains 100k Twitter followers and tops Amazon chart

PIERS Morgan appears to be more popular than EVER after gaining 100k Twitter followers and topping the Amazon book chart.

Writing on Twitter earlier today, Piers said: “UPDATE: I’ve gained 100,000 new Twitter followers since Tuesday, and my book about free speech has rocketed from 1,800 in the Amazon charts back into the Top100.

“It would really annoy the woke cancel culture brigade if it goes higher. Order here: http://smarturl.it/WakeUpBookHB“

His fans were glad to hear from him, as one said: “I might just buy it again because I think what you’ve done is awesome. Even though I’ll be crying into my damn coffee come 6am on Monday.”

However, another wrote beneath his tweet: “The “cancel culture brigade” is a bit rich when you literally quit your job because one person disagreed with you.”

It comes as the race to replace Piers Morgan is hotting up as a host of stars join the mix to replace the former GMB star.

The likes of Richard Madeley, Ben Shephard and Adil Ray have been slated as the top three TV figure in the running to replace Piers' daily morning slot by Ladrookes.

Ray is currently the favourite to take over the GMB mantle at 2/1, while previous favourite and Tipping Point presenter Shephard is the bookies second choice at 5/2.

Yesterday Piers' book Wake Up topped the Amazon bestseller charts and TV execs engaged in a '£10M bidding war' for the former GMB host.

And over the weekend Donald Trump blasted Meghan Markle as "no good" but said he didn't want to end up "like Piers" by speaking out publicly.

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN APPEARS TO MAKE DIG AT ITV AFTER GMB DEPARTURE

    Piers Morgan appeared to make a pointed remark about his former employer as he shared an extract from his book on Twitter.

    The presenter left his job at ITV’s Good Morning Britain last week after refusing to apologise for comments about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    He said he did not believe claims made by Meghan in the interview, which included comments about her mental health and racism within the royal family.

    He has since said he has become the “latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of every day.

    “Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually cancelled.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    DONALD TRUMP JR SLAMS MOVE TO PULL THE TALK OFF-AIR AFTER SHARON OSBOURNE DEFENDED PIERS MORGAN

    DONALD Trump Jr has hit out at at CBS for pulling The Talk off air after Sharon Osbourne defended Piers Morgan over racism claims.

    The former president’s son said the situation was “getting insane” after the show was suspended whilst bosses investigated the fall out between Sharon and co-presenter Sheryl Underwood.

    Read more here.

  • Sarah Grealish

    EXPLAINED: HOW MEGHAN MARKLE AND PIERS MORGAN FIRST MET

    Piers and Meghan first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.

    The pair messaged for a while, and when Meghan visited the UK to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon they met for a drink.

    Piers later revealed: “We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly. Then I put her in a cab, and it turns out it was the cab that took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.

    “The next night they had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle ghosted me.”

    Piers said he was “ditched like a sack of spuds!”

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN: ‘I’M WILLING TO FALL ON MY SWORD’

    Standing with with his daughter Elise outside his London home on Wednesday, Piers said: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion.

    “If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

    “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

    “If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS SAYS LATE MANAGER WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM TO QUIT

    Piers Morgan has said his late manager would have told him to do the same thing after he resigned from Good Morning Britain.

    In his first tweet since quitting he said: “Thinking of my late, great manager John Ferriter tonight. He’d have told me to do exactly the same thing. @GMB #TrustYourGut.”

    Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative agent represented Piers for decades in the showbiz industry. He also looked after clients including Peter Andre, Gemma Collins and Mark Wright.

    Before that, he worked for decades as an executive with some of Hollywood’s largest celebrity client representation agencies.

    Piers was left devastated when Ferriter died suddenly at 59 from pancreatitis in 2019.

  • Sarah Grealish

    BEN SHEPHARD NEW FAVOURITE TO REPLACE PIERS MORGAN ON GMB

    Ben Shephard is the new favourite at 6-4 with bookmaker Coral to replace Piers Morgan as the permanent presenter on Good Morning Britain.

    Ranvir Singh is second best in the firm’s betting at 3-1, while Jeremy Clarkson is 4-1.

    “Ben Shephard is a safe pair of hands for GMB as he presents the show on a Thursday and Friday so he knows the drill pretty well. The betting suggests he could now be handed the reins five days a week,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    6-4 Ben Shephard, 3-1 Ranvir Singh, 4-1 Jeremy Clarkson, 6-1 Richard Madeley, 6-1 Jeremy Vine, 8-1 Kay Burley, 12-1 Alex Beresford

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS SAYS HE’S GAINED 100,000 MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS SINCE GMB EXIT – AND HIS BOOK IS IN AMAZON TOP100

    Writing on Twitter earlier today, Piers said: “UPDATE: I’ve gained 100,000 new Twitter followers since Tuesday, and my book about free speech has rocketed from 1,800 in the Amazon charts back into the Top100.

    “It would really annoy the woke cancel culture brigade if it goes higher. Order here: http://smarturl.it/WakeUpBookHB“

    His fans were glad to hear from him, as one said: “I might just buy it again because I think what you’ve done is awesome. Even though I’ll be crying into my damn coffee come 6am on Monday.”

    However, another wrote beneath his tweet: “The “cancel culture brigade” is a bit rich when you literally quit your job because one person disagreed with you.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    MEGHAN AND HARRY’S MONTECITO ESTATE INVADED TWICE BY INTRUDERS OVER XMAS

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had a trespasser caught at their Montecito home not once, but twice over the Christmas period.

    Law enforcement sources told TMZ a 37-year-old man named Nickolas Brooks was first caught trespassing at the home on Christmas Eve.

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officers reportedly let him off with a warning.

    However, Brooks reportedly showed up on the property again on December 26 – when he was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE’S WORTH MORE THAN £10M IN BIDDING WAR

    PIERS Morgan has insisted he is worth more than £10million as he plans his comeback after leaving Good Morning Britain.

    The 55-year-old presenter dramatically quit the ITV show last week following complaints over Meghan Markle.

    Now, Piers is believed to be locked in a mega-money bidding war that could see him return to the US.

    Following the rumours, Piers took to Twitter to give his say on the matter.

    Reposting The Sun’s article, the host responded: “Only 10?”

  • Sarah Grealish

    HOW WELL KNOWN IS PIERS MORGAN IN THE US?

    Piers is well known in the US from his time as a judge on Americans’ Got Talent and his CNN show, which he fronted for three years before it was cancelled.

    He then returned to the UK and was persuaded by his agent to take a job on Good Morning Britain.

    Meanwhile, last week, Piers quit GMB after refusing to apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle.

    It came after 41,000 Ofcom complaints were received over his comments and a furious on-air row with GMB co-star Alex Beresford.

    The 40-year-old had accused Piers of “trashing” Meghan Markle after he said he didn’t believe the she had suffered suicidal thoughts while a royal.

  • Sarah Grealish

    THE TALK’S SHARON OSBOURNE & SHERYL UNDERWOOD WILL ‘NEVER SHARE THE SAME STAGE AGAIN’ AFTER AFTER ROW OVER PIERS MORGAN & MEGHAN MARKLE

    THE Talk’s Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood will “never share the same stage again,” after the talk show is investigated for their on-air drama.

    The chaos kicked off recently when the two cohosts squabbled over difference of opinions about Piers Morgan’s comments of Meghan Markle’s interview.

    Read more here.

  • Alice Peacock

    PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE IS ‘LATEST’ VICTIM OF ‘CANCEL CULTURE’

    He said he did not believe claims made by Meghan in the interview, which included comments about her mental health and racism within the royal family.

    He has since said he has become the “latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of every day.

    “Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually cancelled,” he added.

  • Alice Peacock

    CONTINUED

    "Get that Winston Churchill statue and f*** it into Piers Morgan’s back garden it has no place in today’s society!" their tweet read.

    Piers bit back at the twins, retweeting their post and saying: "a) I'd be honoured to have that statue in my garden.

    "b) Churchill saved Britain from the Nazis & contributed more to society every time he breathed than you talentless disrespectful clowns have done in your combined 58 years of gormless tuneless imbecility."

     

  • Alice Peacock

    PIERS MORGAN IN TWITTER SPAT WITH FORMER X-FACTOR CONTESTANTS OVER WINSTON CHURCHILL

    Piers Morgan is in a Twitter spat with former X-Factor contestants Jedward, after the Irish twins claimed a statue of the former PM might as well be relocated to Piers' back garden

    Winston Churchill has become something of a controversial figure in recent years, with his multitude of racist statements being called into question by many.

    Images of a statue of the late PM being surrounded by police during a protest against women's violence on the weekend have drawn further criticism, with the move inciting chants of "protect women not statues".

    Taking to Twitter, Jedward claimed it had "no place in today's society" and, as such, might as well be relocated to Piers' back garden.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE LOST GMB JOB FOR ‘DISBELIEVING MEGHAN MARKLE’ IN FURIOUS HANDWRITTEN RANT

    PIERS Morgan has shared a handwritten note where he lays out why he no longer has a job on Good Morning Britain.

    The 55-year-old star says he lost the plum role for refusing to apologise for “disbelieving Meghan Markle” in an at-times angry message.

    He pointed out that it is the third time he has lost a job for “standing his ground” on issues that matter to him.

    And Piers railed against the “cancel culture” he said is sweeping Britain and cost him his breakfast TV role.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN SAYS ‘I WON’T BE BACK’

    Piers Morgan has ruled out a return to Good Morning Britain as a petition to reinstate him passed 200,000 signatures.

    The broadcaster, 55, said the outpouring of support following his decision to quit the ITV show was a “pleasant surprise”.

    Addressing the petition on Twitter, he wrote: “I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions. Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.”

    His loyal fans are pushing a petition called “save Piers Morgan from being sacked from GMB” after his shock resignation.

  • Sarah Grealish

    IS PIERS MORGAN JOINING GB NEWS?

    Piers Morgan has become open for work after leaving Good Morning Britain on March 9, 2021.

    The presenter has not said whether he will join GB News, but Andrew Neil, the chairman of the new channel, said he would be “delighted” to explore this possibility.

    Mr Neil told the BBC: “Well, Piers would be a huge asset to GB News and we’ll definitely look at that.

    “We haven’t started any negotiations yet.

    “We would certainly be delighted to talk to him if he’s up for it.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM AMERICAN TV NETWORK

    Piers Morgan has demanded an apology from American TV network CBS for what he says were “disgraceful slurs” against him.

    The presenter, who made global headlines this week when he quit ITV’s Good Morning Britain after saying he did not believe the Duchess of Sussex’s comments in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, was responding on Twitter to an apology made by Sharon Osbourne.

    Sharing her apology on Twitter, Morgan said: “Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bullsh*t.

    “This is where we’ve reached. I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS MORGAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    • Meghan Markle made a complain about Piers Morgan to ITV
    • Piers branded Meghan as ‘contemptible’ as he doubled down on his comments
    • The GMB host hinted at quitting hours before he stormed off the show by tweeting he was ‘dying of boredom’
    • Piers said he ‘work is done’ after GMB beat BBC Breakfast’s rating for the first time in history
    • Susanna Reid paid tribute to her co-host

    SHARON OSBOURNE BACKS DOWN ON HER DEFENCE OF PIERS

    Sharon Osbourne has issued an apology for comments she made about racism while defending Piers Morgan on her US chat show.

    The star was one of the first to support Morgan.

    On the Wednesday episode of The Talk, she challenged co-host Sheryl Underwood to identify when Morgan had been racist.

    But she has now said she “panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive”.

    In Friday’s statement, she apologised to “anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said”. She explained that she had “allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over”

    RACHEL RILEY ‘WANTS PIERS MORGAN’S JOB’ AND ‘CELEBRATED’ AFTER GMB HOST QUIT

    RACHEL Riley has said she “would love Piers Morgan’s job” after he sensationally quit Good Morning Britain.

    Piers, 55, quit the show on Tuesday after Meghan Markle complained to ITV to raise concerns his words might affect those struggling with mental health.

    Shortly after the news broke, Countdown star Rachel was overheard discussing his exit.

    A source said: “Rachel was in great spirits when she left filming yesterday and was heard saying she would be going home to celebrate the news Piers had left.

    “It seems, like many people, she disagreed with his Meghan Markle comments. She also said she would love to do his job. She said there was no doubt about it!”

    • Sarah Grealish

      ‘STRESSED’ PIERS GOT ‘FIXATED ON MEGHAN MARKLE’

      Trisha Goddard has claimed Piers Morgan is suffering from “stress” and got “fixated” on Meghan Markle.

      Reacting to the bombshell news that he’s left ITV, Trisha – who appeared on his Life Stories show last week and locked horns with Piers in a row over racism this week – suggested the 55-year-old TV host is in “pain”.

      “I’m not going to gloat about Piers deciding to go,” she told Sky News. 

      “I don’t know how he feels I’m not even going to put myself in his head. I wonder if Piers isn’t going through a tough time or has been.

      “I know he is prone to banging on about something but I always worry when someone gets so fixated on something. I’m not talking mental illness. I’m talking about stress. You don’t know what’s going on at home for anybody.”

    • Sarah Grealish

      GMB LOSES 500,000 VIEWERS

      Good Morning Britain has reportedly lost half a million viewers since Piers Morgan’s departure.

      The show beat BBC Breakfast for the first time with 1.89million tuning in.

      But after he quit the ratings plummeted to 1.7m, before falling again to 1.4m.

    • Sarah Grealish

      THE TOP COMPLAINED ABOUT TV MOMENTS OF ALL TIME AFTER PIERS MORGAN’S MEGHAN MARKLE RANT

      PIERS Morgan’s crushing rants about Meghan Markle saw Good Morning Britain hit with 41,000 Ofcom complaints – the highest number for a decade.

      However, the 55-year-old star, who quit rather than apologise for calling the Duchess a liar, doesn’t yet hold the record for the most objections ever.

      Read more here.

    • John Hall

      PIERS SAYS LATE MANAGER WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM TO QUIT

      Piers Morgan has said his late manager would have told him to do the same thing after he resigned from Good Morning Britain.

      In his first tweet since quitting he said: “Thinking of my late, great manager John Ferriter tonight. He’d have told me to do exactly the same thing. @GMB #TrustYourGut.”

      Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative agent represented Piers for decades in the showbiz industry. He also looked after clients including Peter Andre, Gemma Collins and Mark Wright.

      Before that, he worked for decades as an executive with some of Hollywood’s largest celebrity client representation agencies.

      Piers was left devastated when Ferriter died suddenly at 59 from pancreatitis in 2019.

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