Nadine Dorries Joins TalkTV

Not to be outdone by GB News landing Jacob Rees-Mogg, this morning TalkTV has announced that Nadine Dorries will be joining them as a regular presenter. Her first guest? Boris Johnson…

Nadine will grace our TV sets every Friday evening at 8pm with a new show, beginning February 3rd, and will cover politics, sport and culture – perfect for a former DCMS Secretary.

It’s not the first time Nadine’s presented on the channel, having previously filled in for Piers Morgan while he was on holiday. She chaired a great discussion on Channel 4, including whether we “Should we be proud of programmes like ‘My Massive C**k’?” Presumably the fact she managed to boost Piers’ ratings while standing in for him helped her land the gig…

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Piers’ Ratings 💥Boom💥 Thanks to Guido’s Exclusive

Piers Morgan’s TalkTV ratings soared to 40,000 viewers last night, as Rosie Duffield appeared on the show to discuss the trans row engulfing the Labour Party. The show’s terrestrial ratings shot up by 12,000 just as Piers aired Guido’s exclusive recording of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named…

Duffield herself pushed back on Doyle’s lies, claiming she’s only met him once, and slammed Keir for his inability to define a woman. Even calling it “dystopian”…

“…[I’m] speechless, really. I mean it just seems kind of mad, y’know. It’s dystopian. I don’t know what to make of it, half the time it just seems funny, half the time it’s really scary.”

A great show. Always happy to help, Piers…

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Piers Morgan’s Series Editor Defects to GB News

Piers Morgan’s TalkTV Series Editor Ben Briscoe is leaving the channel and heading to Paddington, joining GB News as its new Series Executive Producer. In a new email to staff this morning, GB News Chief Angelos Frangopoulos announced:

“”We’ve made some key hires. I’m thrilled that Ben Briscoe is joining us as Series Executive Producer. Ben was in a leadership role at News UK as Piers Morgan’s Series Editor, and previously in a senior editorial role at Good Morning Britain. Meanwhile Helen Warner has left and does so with our best wishes.”

First Piers loses his studio, now he’s lost his series editor. Congratulations Ben…
Read the announcement in full below:

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TalkTV Move Piers Morgan’s Studio to Cut Costs

Eight months and dozens of viewers later, TalkTV are making essential cutbacks to keep the show on the road. The channel has announced it’s moving Piers Morgan’s show into the baby-Shard, meaning Piers will no longer air from his fancy, bespoke studio in Ealing. He’ll have to put up with being in the same building as everyone else…

Head of TV at News UK Broadcasting Richard Wallace announced the move in an email earlier today:

“Having the whole of TalkTV in one place was always the long-term plan as it means we can reap all the creative benefits that come from having our teams together… Moving into the News Building is also more cost efficient as after fit-out costs, ongoing operating costs are far lower than in an external studio. We are always cost conscious but never more so than in the current economic environment with cost inflation and economic uncertainty.”

Piers likes to boast that while his BARB figures are, well, not fantastic, his online clips rack up millions of hits. Shame that doesn’t pay the bills…
Hat-tip: Press Gazette

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Gove Invites Julia Around to Check Out his Knitwear

Hubba hubba…

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News Corp Faces Increased Losses at TalkTV

TalkTV is proving a costly, and so far fruitless, endeavour. Despite ploughing in over $20 million to get the station started, not counting the free promotion in News Corp titles, TalkTV continues to lag behind GB News. This comes despite their revamped programming schedule. Murdoch hoped the station could rival the BBC, perhaps he should consider rivalling the corporation’s cost-cutting measures…

The increasing costs of TalkTV are starting to hurt News Corp’s bottom line. The company’s profits fell 50% in the previous quarter and it racked up $20 million of TalkTV attributable additional costs in its latest quarter. Revenue so far appears to be as negligible as their audience. They’re now at a point where Nadine Dorries stepping in increases views. Perhaps making Piers Morgan work out of the mini-Shard rather than a separate, dedicated studio near his home is an obvious place to begin cuts…

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