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Piers Morgan disappoints fans and foes with news of new book Wake Up

Fans have been on tenterhooks since he teased a big announcement earlier today

Piers Morgan teased that he would be making a big announcement at midday today (Thursday, July 16) and his news has just dropped on social media.

The TV presenter and journalist has revealed he has written a book about the war on free speech.

It wasn't quite the electrifying announcement he had led people to believe was coming...

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Piers Morgan's 'big announcement'

At breakfast time this morning, he sent a tweet from the south of France where he is currently on holiday.

He wrote simply: "I'll be making a big announcement at midday. Watch this space."

Obviously it got everyone talking and, as you'd expect, he received a mixed bag of responses from his followers, not all of whom are fans!

Many of them speculated that he was about to quit Good Morning Britain.

One said: "I hope you are not leaving GMB. We need you there."

Piers Morgan's tweet has got everyone speculating (Credit: Shutterstock)

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A non-supporter messaged back: "You're standing down from public life and we never have to listen to your nonsense again? Please, please, please!"

Another non-fan said: "Hopefully an American network station signed you up and you won’t be returning to the UK... fingers crossed."

A fifth joked: "You're pregnant."

Piers was clearly revelling in all the attention and tweeted again to say what his news would NOT be...

He wrote: "UPDATE: No, I’m not Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret husband, nor am I transitioning, providing Bitcoin advice, quitting GMB, going vegan or replacing Jofra Archer in the Test match.

"All will be revealed at high noon."

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When is Piers Morgan leaving GMB?

Piers has been working at GMB since 2015 and in May confirmed he had signed a contract to stay on until 2021.

He recently read out a letter from a viewer who thought they heard Piers say he was leaving, and clarified: "I'm not actually CJ, end of next year possibly."

Susanna Reid then quipped: "Contract negotiations underway!"

As he and Susanna signed off for the summer last week, he assured viewers he would be back in September.

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