Piers Morgan to host Good Morning Britain until 2020
There’s bad news for people hoping Piers Morgan will leave Good Morning Britain anytime soon.
The controversial journalist and presenter posted online that he has signed up to host the show for another two years.
Piers announced on social media that it was “bad news for Britain” and particularly his co-host Susanna Reid, as the new deal means he’ll be sticking around until 2020.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2018
BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker was one of the first to almost congratulate him.
“What channel is that on?” he joked, referencing the ratings battle between BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain.
The TV host has regularly baited trans commentators during his time on the programme.
His interview with a so-called gay cure therapist became the most complained about programme of 2017.
Piers also recently hit out at the BBC, saying a cartoon depicting him with his face in US President D
Donald Trump’s bum is “homophobic”.
The Mash Report, a satirical news show, used the image, which featured the Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter and the US President in a compromising position.
Morgan, who also writes a column for MailOnline, tweeted the image several times, but for the first time at 6.30pm on Saturday after the programme aired on Thursday evening.
Accompanying the photo, he wrote: “Amusing though this image may be to many people, can you imagine the BBC broadcasting it if the President was Hillary Clinton or the interviewer was a woman?
“Is that how licence payer money should be spent?”
Morgan also accused the BBC of discrimination, saying that he was simply “highlighting BBC gender equality hypocrisy.”
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Responding to a question about whether he was upset by the post, Morgan said: “I don’t give a damn but I’m amazed BBC2 would broadcast an image like that, and judging by the reaction to my tweet about it, so are a lot of other people. Is that how licence payer money should be spent?”
In a later tweet, the controversial host, who has aired a number of questionable views on LGBT+ issues, wrote asking what would happen if the BBC had tweeted the same image with Hillary Clinton and a female interviewer.
He wrote: “If Trump tweeted an image like this depicting Hillary Clinton & a female interviewer, all those currently celebrating/retweeting it would erupt with outraged cries of ‘Sexist!’ ‘Misogynist!’ ‘Homophobic!’ – led by the BBC. Liberal hypocrisy in all its unedifying glory!”