PIERS Morgan last night took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex, saying she will be sweating about his new job.
Six months after Meghan tried to get him fired from Good Morning Britain, Piers returned to the pub where the pair first met.
Holding up a pint and grinning at the Scarsdale Tavern, in Kensington, West London, Piers 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 has been a vocal critic of Meghan, hitting out at her on GMB over her Oprah Winfrey interview.
Meghan reportedly complained to ITV boss Carolyn McCall and Piers was asked to apologise on air. But he refused and quit the show.
Today the 56-year-old revealed his sensational comeback – he’s joining The Sun and News Corp in a global deal that’s a “bigger comeback than Cristiano Ronaldo”.
The powerhouse journalist is returning to his roots, coming back to where he started his brilliant career, to present a new global TV show and be a columnist for The Sun.
Piers’ new 60 minute show, featuring big name celebrities, politicians and guests, promises to be a “lively mix” of discussion, debate and popular opinion.
In the six years he was at the ITV1 breakfast show, presenting alongside Susanna Reid, he helped treble the programme’s ratings.
On the day he walked off set in March, GMB had overtaken bitter rival BBC Breakfast for the first time in the show’s history.
Ratings have steadily declined since his departure, with advertising revenue also down.
Within hours of the statement release confirming the move, the News Corp share price had rocketed by a staggering $400m.
As well as a punchy weekly online column for the paper, the former BGT judge will join News Corp and Fox News Media to launch a weekly TV show airing in the UK, Australia and America, in early 2022.
Piers, who has a combined social media reach of almost 10 million followers, has become one of the planet’s most in-demand broadcasters – and was inundated with offers following his departure from GMB.
Piers admits he turned down “about 20” job offers in order to sign this groundbreaking new role.
His signing, which will also see him front a series of true crime documentaries, comes 36 hours after he was named TV Presenter of the Year at the annual TRIC awards.
Following the success of his Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Wake Up, HarperCollins UK will publish the star’s next book in hardback, audio and digital formats.
Piers previously worked for The Sun, fronting the paper’s award-winning showbiz column, Bizarre, for four years.
He first joined the paper in 1988.