“彼らは手を差し伸べました—アプローチがありました,” モーガン, 56, claimed to the Sun 金曜日に, 追加する, “絶対とは絶対言うな。”
The show has reportedly hit a ratings lull in the months since the outspoken editor-at-large exited the program in dramatic fashion – and in Morgan’s first print interview since his departure, he haughtily touted his ability to reclaim those who had flipped the channel.
“I have no doubt I could take the ratings back to where I left them — but the doubt is, would anyone be allowed to do it that way again?” Morgan said. “I was hired to give very strong, honestly held opinions, which I did. But in the end I was asked to apologize for a genuinely held opinion.”
The fallout from his reproach included him leaving “グッドモーニングブリテン” mid-telecast after being called out for his constantly negative view of the Duchess of Sussex before it was announced that he would not return to the daytime program.
当時の, the television personality was defended online by Sharon Osbourne, who subsequently exited “その話” after receiving criticism for ultimately enabling his comments, which many believe carried racist connotations.
今, in an apparent about-face, Morgan alleged ITV bosses came crawling back in a concerted effort to get Morgan back on the popular breakfast-time program.
“I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show,” he told the U.K. outlet. “I don’t want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party.”
Added the British pundit: “As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues. “It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast. It’s their problem to work out…but never say never.”
Despite the impasse Morgan and the network seemingly have at the moment, ITV is still set to air a special featuring “Piers Morgan’s 100 Life Stories” 日曜日に, 五月 30, in which Morgan will “look back on some of his favorite moments” from the interview series since it debuted in 2009.
Suffice to say, the media magnate hasn’t had any shortage of job offers since his now-infamous tirade but said he’s taking the time to assess the right situation for his future.