Andrew Neil, 72, has offered some words of wisdom to Piers Morgan, 56, before he starts his new career with Rupert Murdoch. Andrew resigned from GB News as chairman and lead presenter on September 13, leaving the news channel for good later that month.
GB News, announced in September 2020 and launched in June 2021, has been met with mixed reviews since its launch.
A mere 336,000 viewers tuned in to see the launch of the channel, with fellowship falling.
Columnist Judith Woods wrote in The Telegraph two days after the show’s launch that it was “unutterably awful; boring, repetitive and cheapskate”, rating the show one out of five stars.
Following weeks of technical issues after its launch, Neil was humiliated, branding after he left the show that the project was a “disaster”.
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The Mail reported that by leaving GB News, Andrew walked away from a huge £4 million contract.
Responding to these claims he said: “It was a big decision but I frankly couldn’t care if it was £40 million.
“This would have killed me if I carried on.”
Piers is set to start on Rupert’s new venture, talkTV when the station launches in 2022.
As part of his deal with Fox News Media and News Corp, he will also be joining The Sun and The New York Post as a columnist.
Opinions are mixed about Piers’ new role after he abruptly quit Good Morning Britain in March after coming under fire for disagreeing with his ex-colleague Alex Beresford.
Piers voiced his opinion very clearly about the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview, with him dismissing her suicidal claims.
His rant became Ofcom’s most complained about moment in history.