Piers Morgan made his highly anticipated return to TV this week, with his new show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, on airing on new channel TalkTV.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 57, made a comeback to TV a year after he stormed off of the set of the ITV news show and quit following a heated debate about Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview with Alex Beresford.
Piers’ comeback show kicked off with an opening introduction where he vowed the show would be a “no cancel zone” and started the show with a “trigger warning”.
As the titles rolled, some of Piers’ catchphrases slamming “woke culture” popped on up the screen as dramatic news music could be heard in the background.
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He then went on to interview former US President Donald Trump, who in the chat said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should be “stripped” of their Royal tiles.
Despite the headline grabbing guest, viewers of the TalkTV show took to Twitter to share mixed reviews of the new programme – with many claiming Piers’ comeback programme is “far too American”.
One wrote: “I’m not entirely sure on this. I think it’s too American (no offence against them at all) also, with it not being live it’s just not the same,” while another added: “Watching @PiersUncensored – I get that it’s also for an American audience but do we really need those pop-ups like ‘no cancel zone’ and the talking to another camera to get the point across?”
Another added: “The content is good, but the production values are far too American for British TV. Lose the Fox News visuals and strange, muted fade VT transitions and the overall production quality will stand alongside UK broadcasters far stronger. Hopefully teething issues.”
A third said: “It’s one hour. The rest seems to be radio on the TV. It’s also very American. The Piers show that is. It was good, but more serious than GMB. He probably misses a side kick to banter with.”
“Dare I say it so lacked finesse I’m big fan of piers but show was so American enjoyed interview but show itself was ott half expected stars and stripes to be waved around the studio by cheer leaders cmon piers your better than this”, a fourth added.
As a fifth chimed in with: “The whole show was far too ‘American’ and dramatic.”
However Piers, who recently enjoyed a dinner party at Amanda Holden’s house, appeared unfazed by his critics as he tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS: @PiersUncensored got bigger ratings at 8-9pm last night than BBC News, Sky News and GB News…. COMBINED!!! What a start – thanks for watching!”
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