Former MP, George Galloway, has revealed in his Daily Record column that he has landed a five-days-a-week television presenting job in America.
Subject agreeing financial terms, the Scottish politician wrote earlier this week: “ I am going to present The George Galloway Daily Show, bringing to two the number of Scots presenting daily shows on American TV (the other being East Kilbride’s finest, Craig Ferguson, aka Bing Hitler).
“Of course, Piers Morgan, who took over from Larry King on CNN, is a third from Britain. Not since Shea Stadium and the Beatles has there been an invasion like it.”
The Scottish Daily Mail on Tuesday acknowledged the news of Galloway’s US offer with the heading, 'So is George Galloway the new Oprah?’
In a story by Sarah Bruce, the paper pointed out: ” … the timing is perfect, with US TV daytime queen, Oprah Winfrey, recently calling time on her much-loved chat show.
“Dundee-born Mr Galloway, 56, is no stranger to being the centre of attention. He is a politician of long-standing, a former Labour MP, and most recently stood on the Coalition Against Cuts in Glasgow ticket in this year’s Holyrood elections. But he failed in his attempt to be elected, polling only 6,335 votes on the Glasgow list.
“He cemented his place in the celebrity spotlight of reality TV in 2006, after a memorable appearance in the Big Brother house, dressed up in a catsuit and being ‘fed’ a saucer of milk by actress. Rula Lenska.
“… His relaxed attitude to the camera may have made him a favourite for a US show where the world of chat has been ruled by Miss Winfrey for the last 25 years.
“… The US venture will be a big contrast to Mr Galloway’s other broadcasting outing, though, a weekly, one-hour English-language programme, Comment, aired on the Iranian international news network, Press TV.”