He sits alone at a huge glossy desk like a James Bond baddie in
his lair. The viewer expects Daniel Craig to burst in and demand the nuclear
codes at gunpoint. This is Piers Morgan in Uncensored, his new flagship
show for Talk TV which launched last Monday.
The week began with a storm of bad publicity about ‘the most
explosive interview of the year.’ Morgan was accused of doctoring a trailer to
make it appear that Donald Trump had flounced out in the middle of their
tete-a-tete. But the unedited footage showed the prickly ex-president
muttering, ‘turn the camera off’, as he left the studio. A spot of sneaky
editing turned this minor tremor into a massive earthquake. An excellent result
for Morgan as it guaranteed a big audience for his debut show.