Piers Morgan defends Robert Peston on Twitter over ITV move

Peston has agreed to move from his role as BBC economics editor to ITV

Robert Meakin,Jessica Barrett
Wednesday 07 October 2015 12:47
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Piers Morgan welcomed Robert Peston to ITV
Piers Morgan welcomed Robert Peston to ITV

Responding to reports that the BBC economics editor Robert Peston is departing for ITV, Piers Morgan felt the need to come to his new colleague’s defence. Noting the spoof campaign by corporation colleagues to keep Peston at Broadcasting House, Morgan insisted on Twitter: “The more BBC stars queue up to brief against Robert Peston, the more obvious it is a) how good he is and b) what a coup ITV have pulled off.”

Robert Peston has agreed to join ITV from the BBC to host a Sunday morning political show

Peston was appreciative of fellow Arsenal fan Morgan’s support, tweeting back: “We are Arsenal. Thank you Piers.” Forget Ant and Dec, is this the new-double act ITV has been waiting for?

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