Piers Morgan Extends Good Morning Britain Contract By A Year
Piers Morgan has had his contract for Good Morning Britain extended by a year.
The controversial TV presenter has built up a huge following on Twitter and has become known for his vigorous questioning techniques on the ITV morning show.
Sitting with Susanna Reid, 49, the pair have become quite the double act, with Piers being known to play up to an exasperated looking Susanna.
However, the divisive 55-year-old, who's been known to be friendly with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in the past, has really changed his tune during the coronavirus outbreak.
He has consistently been trying to hold the government to account, un-apologetically tweeting MPs and the Prime Minister to try to get answers over recent rows, including the Dominic Cummings debate and the lack of transparency over coronavirus testing.
Good morning Health Secretary, given you're online can you explain why for 7 consecutive days you haven't said how many people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus? https://t.co/4bq2zEZjCA
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 30, 2020
Whatever your opinion on the influential personality, he will be on ITV screens until the end of 2021 at the very least.
Speaking to The Sun, Piers said: "I've just signed a new contract up for GMB until the end of next year. I love working with Susanna and the team - we're a Yin Yang that works."
His fiery new approach to holding leading politicians accountable for the way the country has dealt with the pandemic has seen them sometimes decline to appear on Good Morning Britain.
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When he interviewed Care Minister Helen Whately recently, some viewers complained to Ofcom regarding his approach, suggesting it bordered on bullying.
But the presenter stood firm on his decision to 'challenge' the minister by 'doing his job', with Ofcom quickly finding in his favour.
He said: "If my style upsets people, don't watch! Watch something else. Nobody's forcing anyone to watch it.
"I don't care. I only care about Ofcom complaints if I genuinely feel that I have been at fault, then you know you're a fool.
"Ofcom ruled very heavily in my favour, which confirmed my belief that I'm just doing my job. The job of broadcasters, particularly during a crisis like this, is to challenge and ask questions."
Piers Morgan recently revealed he's been sent 'death threats', after an obviously unsuccessful petition was launched to get him fired from Good Morning Britain.
It's fair to say Morgan isn't one to shy away from controversy but in recent weeks a petition to have him removed from his job on ITV has almost 66,000 signatures.
However, Morgan has defiantly vowed to continue holding politicians to account over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, taking to Twitter to say: "Memo to trolls: the more you try to silence me with foul-mouthed abuse, death threats and petitions for me to be fired, the louder and harder I will challenge the Govt over its handling of this crisis. Lives depend on it."
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