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Piers Morgan hinted he's set to replace Jon Snow on Channel 4 News – but the show’s bosses don't seem too keen on signing him up as host.
The news anchor left ITV in March after a fall-out over his comments about Meghan Markle, and now another hosting seat has become vacant after Jon announced he is leaving his role fronting Channel 4 News after 32 years.
Piers tweeted: “Shall I dust down my tie collection @Channel4News ?"
But the response was less than enthusiastic, as Channel 4 News editor Ben de Pear replied: "Don't ring us, we'll ring you."
Jon, 73, announced his plans to quit the flagship news programme on Thursday, but he will not be retiring – just focusing on other projects.
Meanwhile, Piers left Good Morning Britain under a cloud, having stormed out of the studio after an on-air row with colleague Alex Beresford, who took issue with his comments on Meghan Markle and her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He left permanently soon afterwards, when he refused to apologise for having criticised Meghan.
Piers’ old job is still up for grabs with a rotation of presenters, including Ben Shepherd and Adil Ray standing in for him. Alastair Campbell will also co-host GMB for three days in May, during Mental Health Awareness Week.
There have been rumours that Piers could join new channel GB News, but as yet, he hasn’t been signed up.
Announcing his decision to leave Channel 4 News, Jon, who welcomed a baby son in March, said: "After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on.
"I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.
"It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but, above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding.
"Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News, let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years.
"I'm looking forward to new adventures and new challenges."
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