It led to 50,000 complaints to Ofcom and Piers ended up storming off the GMB set after a heated discussion with Alex Beresford, although Ofcom later found the comments did not breach its rules.
But despite the dramatics surrounding his exit from GMB, he’s set to return in the spring on new channel talkTV, which will broadcast in the UK, Australia and the US.
In an interview with BBC’s Sophie Raworth about his upcoming show, he said: “I am launching a new global daily TV show for Rupert Murdoch’s news corporation in America, starting in the spring.
He explained that it will include opinion, debate and big interviews, saying: “It will air daily in the UK, daily in the US and in Australia daily as well so I will be a tri-continental irritant which is something I have been aspiring to be for quite some time.
“Its going to be opinion, debate, big interviews, so if you’ve missed me on morning TV, I’m sorry but I’ll be back very soon.”