PIERS Morgan ISN’T quitting Good Morning Britain – and instead his “big announcement” is that he’s written a book.
The 55-year-old’s fans feared he was packing in his presenting duties and leaving the UK for good.
But before he broke the secret news, The Sun revealed he’s actually releasing a new book called Wake Up: Why the ‘liberal’ war on free speech is even more dangerous than Covid-19.
He spent lockdown writing how he has seen society’s “deep divisions” exposed as the coronavirus pandemic raged on.
It’s set to be released in October, but can be pre-ordered today.
In the synopsis it describes Wake Up as “Piers’ rallying cry for a united future”.
It adds: “He makes the case that a new type of ‘liberalism’ has emerged that is not only fundamentally illiberal, but also deeply flawed. Wake Up is a plea for a return to true liberalism, where freedom of speech is king. Above all, it’s a powerful account of how the world has finally started to wake up, and why it mustn’t go back to sleep again.”
Piers caused hysteria on Twitter this morning as he warned his 7.6million followers he would be revealing some big news.
He wrote this morning: “I’ll be making a big announcement at midday. Watch this space.”
Piers – who is known for being extremely outspoken – kept the mysterious message short.
It meant fans were left guessing as to what he was going to announce – with suggestions ranging from running for president, getting a new TV show or admitting he’s in love with co-host Susanna Reid.
One of the first to reply was GMB’s series director who simply posted the shifty eyes emoji.
One fan said: “I hope you are not leaving GMB. We need you there.”
Another guessed he would say: “Piers Morgan announces he’s leaving @GMB and moving to the #USA to rekindle his relationship with @realDonaldTrump after falling out on @Twitter, but thanks everyone for the support and abuse along the way!”
A third asked: “You are getting your own studio show on Sky or Netflix?”
While another joked: “You and @susannareid100 finally admit your love for each other.”
As tension grew over the announcement, Piers returned to Twitter to clear up rumours – but still kept fans waiting for the news.
He said: “UPDATE: No, I’m not Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret husband, nor am I transitioning, providing Bitcoin advice, quitting GMB, going vegan or replacing Jofra Archer in the Test match.
“All will be revealed at high noon.”
Finally at midday, Piers said: “BREAKING: I’m delighted to announce my new book: “WAKE UP – Why the ‘liberal’ war on free speech is even more dangerous than Covid–19.”
“Out on October 15th in hardback, ebook & audiobook read by me.”
In May, Piers revealed he has signed a contract that will keep him on Good Morning Britain until 2021.
The host defiantly told viewers to “switch off” if they don’t like him as he insisted he’s sticking around.
As he signed off for a long summer break last week, Piers reassured viewers he would be returning – but clarified that doesn’t mean he’ll remain on the show with Susanna Reid forever.
He’s currently in Saint Tropez enjoying a well-earned rest with his family.
His son Spencer Morgan revealed inside their luxurious villa – and gave fans a sneak peek at topless Piers enjoying the sun.