Piers Morgan speaks out amid reports he’s taken a six-week break from his new show

Piers Morgan (Photo: Dominic Lipinski via PA Wire/PA Images)

Piers Morgan (Photo: Dominic Lipinski via PA Wire/PA Images)

Piers Morgan spoke out amid claims he is set to take a long break from his nightly current affairs show.

Last month, the divisive former Hello Brittany the presenter started presenting his new show Piers Morgan uncensoredbroadcast on Talk TV in the UK and on Fox Nation in the US.

In the weeks following its launch, reports claimed that Piers’ show viewing figures plummetedwith other programs on Talk TV apparently not registering any audiences at times.

On Thursday afternoon, MediaGuido claimed that Piers was to take a “six-week break from his show”, which caused many to think when Andre Neil announcement a similar hiatus from struggling GB News during the station’s debutnever to return.

In fact, Andrew Neil’s name even started popping up on Twitter shortly after MediaGuido’s claim about Piers was posted:

However, in The Independent’s report on Piers’ ‘break’they quoted “insiders” who claimed the host was scheduled to be furloughed later in the summer, to allow him to focus on a new serial killer project for Talk TV.

Piers then appeared to confirm this in a tweet, which read, “Apparently I’m going on vacation for 6 weeks.”

“The good news is that an actual hologram of me will host [Piers Morgan Uncensored] for the next 10 weeks. Then I’ll hang around America with serial killers for a bit. So maybe back or not depending on how it goes…”

Amid reports of viewership issues at Talk TV, Piers already tweeted: “Linear TV [is] less and less relevant [compared] to full eye potential for a global show like this, especially with younger viewers who don’t really watch TV anymore.

However, this somewhat contradicts what he used to say repeatedly during his tenure on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, when he often goaded BBC rival Dan Walker about their respective viewing figures.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost United Kingdom and has been updated.