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Piers Morgan in ‘£10m bidding war’ after Meghan Row

PIERS Morgan is locked in a mega-money bidding war that could see him return to the US.

The 55-year-old, who dramatically quit Good Morning Britain rather than apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle, is highly sought-after by TV bosses on both sides of the Atlantic.

He has been publicly courted by both start-up news service GB News and news channels in America.

A TV source told the Mirror: “He has had millions of pounds worth of offers. He turned GMB into a ratings hit, it seems everything he touches turns to gold. “People love his honesty, even the people that don’t like him, they can’t help but be interested in what he says.

“Some of the offers have hit the £10million mark, and it seems he may be able to land exactly what he wants.”

GB News boss Andrew Neil has also made no secret of wanting to bag Piers for his news network - even offering him a job on live TV.

He said ahead of its launch this month: "Any network worth its salt could find a role for a broadcaster of his calibre."

Piers quit Good Morning Britain 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.

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.


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