PIERS Morgan has named the “real culprit” behind him losing three high-profile jobs.
The 56-year-old star has revealed how each time he’s found himself unemployed it has come after winning a GQ Award – saying it’s an honour that has “cursed” him.
Piers Morgan, here at the GQ Awards with wife Celia, said they were a ‘curse’Credit: Getty
Piers quit Good Morning Britain last month rather than apologise for saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle’s claims about mental illness in her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
But writing in the Mail he explained that each time he celebrated winning a GQ Award there was job turmoil on the way – this time included.
He picked one up in 2003 for campaigning against the Iraq War while at the Mirror – before losing his job there.
He was honoured again in 2013 for using his CNN show to slam what he called “America’s insane gun culture” – before losing that gig too.
He explained that he won his first GQ gong before losing his job as a newspaper editorCredit: Getty
The second one came shortly before his Piers Morgan Live show on CNN was choppedCredit: YouTube/CNN
The claimed his third one, before he left Good Morning Britain, was the latest ‘curse’Credit: Rex
So Piers said he was “extremely wary” when GQ editor Dylan Jones offered him a third award for his work interrogating the government during the coronavirus crisis.
He said: “I told Dylan I was extremely wary of accepting again when he told me I’d won another one, but he persuaded me lightning never strikes three times.
“‘Obviously, my first thought was “BOOM!”, I wrote in this diary about the news, ‘and my second thought was, ‘Oh no, I really enjoy doing Good Morning Britain.’
“The rest is history. The GQ curse has stuck again.”
Piers with his Best TV Personality award at the GQ ceremony in London in 2013Credit: Getty
Piers is set to lift the lid on his sudden departure from GMB and Meghan Markle’s involvement in it in a tell-all interview on US telly tomorrow afternoon.
A source told The Sun: “Piers won’t be pulling any punches. He is still very disappointed about the way things finished at GMB.
“He remains 100 percent convinced he was right about what he said with regards to the Meghan and Harry interview.”
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