Piers Morgan has said before the start of his nightly talk show that he is a “caged animal ready to be unleashed”.
The 57-year-old TV presenter returns to TalkTV with his show Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday night after making headlines for a “explosive” interview with his first guest, former US President Donald Trump.
TalkTV, the new venture from News UK, publisher of The Times and The Sun, will be broadcast on linear TV platforms as well as online services such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Morgan’s new global show will launch across TalkTV in the UK, Fox Nation in the US and Sky News in Australia.
I will be the knight in shining armor, rushing to save the nation. And we start tonight with an interview where you see Donald Trump lose his rag, what’s not to love?Pier Morgan
On the morning of the show’s launch, Morgan said on Times Radio, “I’m like a caged animal ready to be let loose. I think the show will be great.
“I think it fills a void in this country where people are crying out for a little common sense about all this bright culture nonsense.
“I will be the knight in shining armor, rushing to save the nation. And we start tonight with an interview where you see Donald Trump lose his rag, what’s not to love?”.
Released preview clips and quotes show the former US head of state expressing his views on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Mr Trump, when asked if he is the Queen, tells Morgan if he would “remove her royal titles”, saying: “The only thing I disagree with the Queen on, probably one of the only things ever, is that I I think she should have said if that’s your choice fine.
“But you’re out of titles, you know, and frankly, just…because she’s loyal to the country doesn’t get you where you are.
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“She said that often. Their allegiance is to the country.”
Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior working royals in March 2020 to pursue personal and financial freedom and are now residing in the United States.
Another promotional clip also appears to show Mr Trump storming off camera after being challenged over his claims that the 2020 US election was “stolen” from him.
Mr Trump later released a statement claiming Morgan “attempted to unlawfully and misleadingly edit his long and drawn out interview with me” before the presenter urged the public to “watch the interview – it will all be there”.
Morgan told Times Radio that had it not been “canceled or censored” he would still be working on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
He famously stormed off the set last year and then quit the show after saying he didn’t believe former Suits actress Meghan’s claims during her and Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He told Times Radio: “If that’s true and I haven’t been canceled or censored, I’ll still be doing ‘Good Morning Britain’, a show I loved, tripled the ratings in five years, did the most talked about morning TV shows, beat the BBC on our last day and so on.
“I would still do this show, let’s be clear. I loved it.”
Ofcom later ruled that Good Morning Britain had not breached the Broadcasting Code over Morgan’s controversial comments.
The April 25 launch schedule for TalkTV begins at 7pm with The News Desk, moderated by former The Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn.
The show will benefit News UK’s journalists, including The Times political team, The Sun’s showbiz desk and talkSport correspondents, and Morgan will follow with his global show Uncensored at 8pm, which will be broadcast from studio facilities in Ealing, West -London, aired.
The hour-long panel discussion show The Talk with Sharon Osbourne airs at 9pm and brings together five famous faces with diverse backgrounds and views to discuss current issues.
Primetime programs on TalkTV are also broadcast on TalkRadio, News UK radio station, while TalkRadio’s daytime programs are broadcast on TalkTV, with presenters such as Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham and Jeremy Kyle.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/i-am-like-a-caged-animal-ready-to-be-unleashed-says-piers-morgan-41584728.html I’m like a caged animal ready to be let loose, says Piers Morgan