Piers Morgan hints he’s replacing Jon Snow as Channel 4 legend steps down

Piers Morgan may just have thrown his hat into the ring to replace broadcasting great Jon Snow.

Channel 4's longest serving news presenter has confirmed that he is stepping down after devoting 32 years to the job.

The 72-year-old explained in a lengthy and heartfelt statement that it was "time to move on" after spending much of his long career on C4.

He went on to add that he was "proud" of his achievements after making public his intentions to leave at the end of the year.

Out-of-work Piers was quick to offer his services if telly bosses needed someone to jump into the hot-seat.

He tweeted: "Shall I dust down my tie collection @Channel4News?"

Piers quit ITV's Good Morning Britain following a row over his remarks about Meghan Markle in March.

The replies to his twitter plea made for interesting reading with some all for it.

"Don’t ring us, we’ll ring you," teased one of his followers.

Another was keen, saying: "Yep dust the tie down get back on our TV!"

But one blunt user had a dig, saying: "A kind word about the outgoing broadcasting legend instead of making every bit of news about yourself?"

Jon has agreed with Channel 4 that he'll be sticking around to fulfil his commitments until the end of 2021.

His statement read: "After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on.

"I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.

"It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding.

"Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years."

Channel 4 explained that he would continue to "focus on his charities and some of his many passions in life, peoples' stories, inequality, Africa, Iran and the arts".

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