Piers Morgan has been ‘shot down’ after suggesting that he may very well be the best substitute for Jon Snow at Channel 4.
The 56-year-old former Good Morning Britain presenter had joked with the broadcaster that perhaps he ought to get himself prepared for a return to TV however one of many replies was most likely not what he was anticipating.
Earlier on Thursday, Jon had introduced that he could be stepping down from his function with Channel 4.
The 73-year-old is the station’s longest-running presenter and has been internet hosting Channel Four Information since 1989.
Jon will go away the flagship information present on the finish of the yr and Piers was fast to declare his curiosity in changing him, with a cheeky tweet.
Referencing Jon’s in depth tie assortment, Piers wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “Shall I mud down my tie assortment @Channel4News?”
Amongst these to answer to the tweet was Channel Four Information editor Ben de Pear, who was shortly a bearer of dangerous information for Piers, who had been a controversial persona earlier than he stop GMB.
Ben wrote again to Piers with a dismissive: “Don’t ring us, we’ll ring you.”
Whereas it might appear that there will not be many followers of Piers within the Channel Four information staff, there have been loads of replies to his tweet that urged Piers to return to TV and hoped that this could be the chance.
Asserting his intention to step down from his function, Jon introduced: “After three unbelievable a long time on Channel Four Information, it’s time to transfer on. I’m excited by the numerous issues I wish to accomplish however I’ve to say I’ve loved each minute of my time with the programme.
“It has introduced me journey, in addition to sorrow in a number of the tales that I’ve needed to report and in addition pleasure in reporting others, however above all, it has introduced me neighborhood in working with probably the most implausible group of people who find themselves certain in mind, humour and understanding.
“Collectively, we have now cast an exquisite service. I really feel proud to have contributed to Channel Four Information not to mention to have anchored the programme for the final 32 years.”
Jon added: “I’m wanting ahead to new adventures and new challenges.”
Channel Four has confirmed that Jon will proceed to work with them from 2022, through which he’ll ‘concentrate on his charities and a few of his many passions in life, peoples’ tales, inequality, Africa, Iran and the humanities.”
Jon’s profession in broadcasting has spanned 45 years, with him becoming a member of ITN in 1976.
He turned the community’s Washington correspondent between 1983 and 1986 and was their diplomatic editor between 1986 and 1989.
He then moved over to Channel Four Information along with his award successful profession seeing him being honoured with a Bafta fellowship.
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Jon additionally gained the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for finest factual contribution to UK tv in 2005 and the Royal Tv Society award for journalist of the yr in 2006, in addition to 5 awards for presenter of the yr.
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