You may soon start to hear a rumour that has been whizzing around media circles for a couple of weeks, but we’re here to put your minds at ease. Regardless of what you might get told, Piers Morgan has not been offered the job of editor of the Sun.
The story hasn’t materialised out of nowhere (there’s a tiny grain of truth to it) but it’s mainly a case of crossed wires. There was some talk recently at NewsCorp that Piers might take a slot on Fox News. This inspired some wistful, but not entirely serious, chat about whether they could maybe get him back to run the Sun.
Piers might be terminally thick, but even he’s smart enough not to swap the couple of million he gets presenting breakfast TV part-time and doing a piss-weak Mail on Sunday column for the daily hassle, stress and grime of a newsroom.
The Sun is similarly not so stupid as to hire Piers Morgan while desperately trying to avoid a court case that might implicate it in the phone hacking scandal.
So how did this particular rumour spread beyond the confines of the Baby Shard? Fingers are pointing at… Piers Morgan. Because another rumour that’s going around the Mail offices is that he’s potentially up for a pay review.