Piers Morgan has made a dramatic U-turn after suggesting he would leave the UK.
The presenter looked set to ‘quit’ Good Morning Britain and head to the US to take on a new role for Donald Trump.
Piers put in an application to be the President’s Chief of Staff behind his co-hosts’ back and The White House even acknowledged his interest in the role.
However, in a sensational move, Piers looks set to stay in the country after the Tories officially triggered a leadership challenge to Theresa May.
He appeared to get a phone call from Trump as the news was breaking, but Piers turned the President down live on air.
Piers picked up the ‘phone call from Trump’
Piers vowed to serve his country
- Piers Morgan set to ‘quit’ GMB and leave the country for job with Donald Trump
He jokingly told ‘Donald’, which may have just been an alarm on the phone, that he "might just have to withdraw his application if another position opens up".
"I’ve had the call," he shouted as he picked up the phone.
"Donald, Mr President, I’m sorry about coming to be your Chief of Staff. I may need to save my own country. There may be a job vacancy here. Call me back."
Lord Sugar joked that Piers was "too busy" with his own nation to be dealing in American politics.
Piers wants to fight for his country
The White House released a statement
Piers had looked set to enter The White House after he publicly applied for the Chief of Staff role.
Susanna Reid confessed she was "insulted" and claimed he was pretending to be ill so he could head off for an interview in Washington D.C. next week.
Piers famously won The Celebrity Apprentice USA and is hopeful of hearing Trump say the words "you’re hired" for a second time.
This is no joke, as The White House released a statement saying: "The White House is aware of Mr Morgan’s interest in the job."
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Piers doesn’t need the money
Piers said he would tell the President when he’s being an "idiot", control his Twitter account, and would work free of charge.
Shocked Susanna said: "Why don’t you need the salary? How much are we paying you? What’s going on?"
Her co-host replied: "Do two years and write a book for £40million. I’ve thought it all through. My White House diaries."
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6.00am
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