Piers Morgan Backed To Be Next Prime Minister Of Britain

Besieged journalist has been backed heavily to be the next Prime Minister after Meghan Markle argument
Samuel Farley
Wed, March 10, 5:17 AM EST

British journalist Piers Morgan has been heavily backed to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, despite having yesterday left his flagship television show after a controversy surrounding Meghan Markle.

Since it was announced that he'd leave Good Morning Britain, the nations leading breakfast TV show, there has been a lot of speculation on his next move, and we can reveal that over the past 12 hours 43.75% of all bets on the next Prime Minister have been backing Piers Morgan.

Piers Morgan Next Prime Minister Odds

While Morgan isn't amongst the favorites, he is given a puncher's chance at 250/1, which implies just a 0.4% chance that he can secure the biggest job in British politics, but that hasn't stopped bettors backing the journalist.

As Piers Morgan decides upon the next step in his career could he be tempted to follow a political route like his former friend Donald Trump? Morgan recieved plaudits for his journalistic work when he was perhaps the loudest voice in the mainstream media holding politicians to account for their handling of the Covid-19 crisis. 

He's also got a track record of rallying against the "woke" mob, something that worked well for Donald Trump previously. Morgan released 'Wake Up', a book exploring and admonishing recent social trends. Excerpts from that book could serve as his poltical mantra, as he claims "It’s time we get back to common sense. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture."

Piers Morgan and Meghan Markle

The 55-year old, most famous for replacing Larry King with a show on CNN and being a host of America's Got Talent, has been embroiled in a scandal which surrounded Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah.

Morgan has been a long-time critic of the former Suits actress, with many claiming it's the result of her ghosting him and rejecting a friendship.

Things reached a head after the explosive interview with Oprah, when Piers Morgan made comments on Good Morning Britian that he didn't believe her story. This led to over 40,000 complaints to Ofcom, the TV regulator, about his comments. This was followed up with criticism by mental health charity Mind, and an on-air rebuke by a co-presenter. Following the show on Tuesday it was announced that Piers Morgan would be leaving with immediate effect.

Will Piers Morgan be the next Prime Minister?

Morgan is considered an outsider despite the large number of bets placed on him since he left Good Morning Britain.

Rishi Sunak, the current Chancellor, is the bookies favorite to succeed Boris Johnson, and given a 28.9% chance.

Keir Starmer is second in the running, with a 19.2% chance of becoming the first Labour leader to win an election since Tony Blair in 2005.

It really looks like a two-horse race currently, with the next most likely candidates, all current members of Boris Johnson's cabinet and given far lower chances of success.

Next Prime Minister Odds

Who

Odds (UK)

Odds (US)

Implied Chance

Rishi Sunak

27/11

+245

28.9%

Keir Starmer

21/5

+420

19.2%

Michael Gove

12/1

+1200

7.7%

Jeremy Hunt

12/1

+1200

7.7%

Dominic Raab

20/1

+2000

4.8%

Priti Patel

25/1

+2500

3.8%

Piers Morgan

250/1

+25000

0.4%

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