Piers Morgan confirms he's signed contract to REMAIN on GMB until 2021

Piers Morgan delightedly confirms he has renewed his Good Morning Britain contract to stay on screens until 2021… and defiantly insists he ‘doesn’t care’ about garnering complaints

  •  Piers, 55, revealed that he’ll remain on the ITV morning show alongside co-star Susanna Reid, 49, for the foreseeable
  • The host insisted that he ‘doesn’t care’ about complaints over his no-nonsense interview technique and declared: ‘If my style upsets people, don’t watch!’ 
  • It comes amid Ofcom complaints from 4000 viewers over his hard-hitting interviews, with Piers remaining defiant that he was ‘just doing my job’

Piers Morgan has confirmed that he’s signed a new contract that will see him remain on Good Morning Britain until 2021.

The broadcaster, 55, insisted that he ‘doesn’t care’ about complaints over his no-nonsense interview technique and declared: ‘If my style upsets people, don’t watch!’

It comes amid Ofcom complaints from 4000 viewers over his hard-hitting interviews and hard line of questioning to government ministers, with Piers remaining defiant that he was ‘just doing my job’, to which he won mass support from many.

Here to stay: Piers Morgan has confirmed that he’s signed a new contract that will see him remain on Good Morning Britain until 2021

Speaking The Sun’s TV Mag, Piers revealed that he’ll remain on the ITV morning show alongside co-star Susanna Reid, 49, for the foreseeable.

He said: ‘I’ve just signed a new contract up for GMB until the end of next year. I love working with Susanna and the team – we’re a Ying Yang that works.’

The star said of the backlash: ‘If my style upsets people, don’t watch! Watch something else. Nobody’s forcing anyone to watch it. You’ve got a remote control in your hand, I really don’t understand what the problem is.’

Despite some viewers taking offence over his presenting style, media regulator Ofcom cleared him of all complaints, with Piers adding that only cares about Ofcom grievances if he felt that he was genuinely ‘at fault.’ 

Going nowhere: The broadcaster, 55, also insisted that he ‘doesn’t care’ about complaints over his no-nonsense interview techniques as he declared: ‘If my style upsets people, don’t watch!’ (pictured with co-star Susanna Reid)

Insisting he was simply doing his job, Piers continued: ‘Ofcom ruled very heavily in my favour, which confirmed my belief that I’m just doing my job. The job of broadcasters, particularly during a crisis like this, is to challenge and ask questions.’

The journalist went on to admit that his ‘frustration’ only comes out on the show when government ministers failed to answer ‘basic questions.’

Meanwhile, though his future on GMB is certain for the time being, the outspoken TV star hasn’t ruled out a different career altogether as he joked his has his eye on being the next James Bond.

Defiant: It comes amid Ofcom complaints from 4000 viewers over his hard-hitting interviews and hard line of questioning to government ministers, with Piers remaining defiant that he was ‘just doing my job’

Dream team: He said: ‘I’ve just signed a new contract up for GMB until the end of next year. I love working with Susanna and the team – we’re a Ying Yang that works’

Piers facetiously mused that he could be a ‘slightly older, slightly silvery fox assassin.’

Piers joined Good Morning Britain in 2015 as a guest host, before going on to a permanent presenter.

He began his career as a journalist on Fleet Street, where he served as writer and editor for several publications including The Sun, News of the World and the Daily Mirror. 

He also carved out a career on TV, having stints on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, presenting his hugely popular Life Stories series and winning the US version of Celebrity Apprentice.  

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Piers enjoyed a socially-distanced reunion with his eldest son, after spending three months apart due to the UK’s coronavirus lockdown rules. 

Defiant: ‘If my style upsets people, don’t watch! Watch something else. Nobody’s forcing anyone to watch it’

Cleared: Insisting he was simply doing his job, Piers continued: ‘Ofcom ruled very heavily in my favour, which confirmed my belief that I’m just doing my job’

In an Instagram post, the Good Morning Britain presenter appeared in great spirits as he caught up with Spencer, 26, after being forced to isolate separately.

The host previously joked he’ll be employing two of his kids as a ‘cleaner and an estate agent’ in order to see them, as the Prime Minister announced the nation can now see others from a different household while maintaining a two-metre distanc.

The father-and-son duo flashed thumbs up signs as they enjoyed a refreshing walk in the rare sunshine.

‘Nice to see you again son, albeit from 2 metres. #3MonthReunion’, the media personality, who also shares Stanley, 22, and Albert, 19, with ex-wife Marion Shalloe, captioned his post. 

Reunited: Meanwhile, earlier this month, Piers enjoyed a socially-distanced reunion with his eldest son, after spending three months apart due to the UK’s coronavirus lockdown rules

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