Piers Morgan’s cheeky jibe at Meghan Markle as he celebrates huge TV comeback

Media personality and journalist Piers Morgan has returned to the pub where he said he met Meghan Markle in 2016.

After storming off from his presenting role at Good Morning Britain on March 9 this year, over a discussion about Meghan and Prince Harry’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Piers, 56, said ‘cheers Meghan’ as he raised a glass in the Scarsdale Tavern pub in Kensington, West London.

Speaking to The Sun, he announced on Thursday he will be hosting a new show that will “celebrate the right of everyone to have an opinion.”

To celebrate getting back to work after 6 months, during which Piers said he has had 20 job offers, he said: “And I need to say a special thank you Meghan. As we sit drinking now, it was five years ago I met her here.”

"And I bet she was sitting there celebrating my departure from Good Morning Britain so this move will be the stuff of nightmares for her. So cheers Meghan!”

Piers' comments over whether a senior Royal made racist remarks about Harry and Meghan's unborn child caused 50,000 Ofcom complaints.

Meghan also complained to Piers’ boss at ITV, Carolyn McCall which meant Piers was asked to make an on air apology but he refused.

Piers recently won TV Presenter of the Year at the annual TRIC Awards on September 15.

The former newspaper editor brand new 60-minute global show will host celebrities, politicians and guests that Piers promises will allow for a “lively mix” of discussion, debate and opinion.

He will also write a weekly column and present a series of true crime documentaries, which will air on talkTV in the UK, USA and Australia.

He said: "We're going to have some fun.

"I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews, and a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged.”

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Piers had taken to his own Twitter account to announce the news where he wrote: “BREAKING: I’ve gone home. Great to be rejoining Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation after 28 years. The place I started my media career, with the boss who gave me my first big break. We’re going to have a lot of fun….” for his 8million followers.

Susanna Reid congratulated her former Good Morning co-host on Twitter, where she wrote: "Congratulations @piersmorgan" alongside a clapping hands emoji.

News UK owner, Rupert Murdoch, described Piers Morgan as "the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire. Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling" to Press Gazette.

Dan Wooton, former executive editor of The Sun replied to Piers' Tweet with: “Congratulations Piers. You deserve it. ITV committed one of the biggest acts of corporate self harm earlier this year – and went against the principles of free speech all journalists should hold dear. They will rue the day.”

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