Andrew Neil would still like Piers Morgan to join GB News, but the pair have "different ideas" about "what he's worth".

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

The 72-year-old broadcaster is up for bringing the former 'Good Morning Britain' presenter to his new channel - which launches on Sunday (13.06.21) - but he has claimed Piers is still being paid "a ton of money" by ITV, so doesn't believe he needs the work at the moment.

He said: "It would be nice to have him.

"But he’s got his own idea of what he is worth and we have a slightly different idea of what he’s worth.

"He is in a lucky situation because ITV are continuing to pay him a ton of money, so he doesn’t have to do anything in the short run."

While the pair cannot agree on a price for Piers - who quit 'GMB' in March after making controversial comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex - Andrew is confident the journalist-turned-TV presenter wouldn't go to another UK news channel, but fears he might be signed if a "huge American offer" comes in.

He added to the Evening Standard newspaper: "I don’t think he’s going to go anywhere else in the UK.

"If he has a huge American offer that’s a different matter.

"No one in the UK can compete with that, but if he’s going to do more UK news TV I hope it will be with us."

Andrew previously admitted Piers would be a "huge asset" for the free-to-air channel.

Speaking in March, he said: "We're about to launch GB News.

"It'll be a different kind of news channel and I think Piers would be a huge asset for that kind of news channel."

Later in March, former Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher confirmed she had joined GB News.

She tweeted at the time: "BREAKING NEWS... (excuse the pun!) I’m thrilled to announce I will be joining @GBNEWS as part of the channel’s breakfast team. Telling stories that matter to people is what drew me to broadcast journalism in the first place so I am beyond excited to get started! (sic)"

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