Piers Morgan, 57, is a British TV broadcaster and journalist known for divisiveness – with some enjoying his brash style of no-frills news telling, while others would prefer him to be a little quieter. Since leaving Good Morning Britain, ITV’s Piers has taken on the role of presenter of his new show ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ on TalkTV since late April. While the TV host had a home in Kensington where he spends most of his time, he also has a property in Sussex where he can go when he gets bored of city life.
While Piers is often the center of attention on screen, his life in Sussex is far less well known. He spent much of his childhood in the village of Newick, East Sussex, where the property is located.
Piers was born in Reigate on March 30, 1965, the son of an Irish dentist father and an English mother.
He has an older brother called Jeremy and soon after he was born Piers and his family moved to Newick where his mother later remarried.
Piers attended a comprehensive school in the Lewes district of Chailey before going on to sixth form at Priory School in Lewes.
Emma Tucker, another prominent journalist who is the current editor of The Sunday Times, also attended the Priory School.
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Locals are only a short journey from ancient Bedgebury Forest, magnificent Wadhurst Castle and over 2,000 kilometers of nature trails. The South Downs aren’t too far away either, offering a whole new range of options for nature lovers.
Haywards Heath is just 10 kilometers away for all the shopping residents could want, and the city lights of Brighton are just half an hour down the road.
Bewl Water, the largest inland body of water in the southeast, is another popular attraction that people will drive for miles to see.
The isolated village has the advantage of retaining its privacy, while being a short drive from major cities.
However, despite its rural setting, the village itself still offers plenty, with plenty of pubs, independent shops, a popular restaurant and a Norman-era church.
As for homes in the village, properties in Newick had an overall average price of £612,900 over the past year, according to Rightmove.
The majority of sales in Newick over the past year have been for individual properties, selling for an average price of £699,818. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £499,375, apartments for £565,000.
Overall selling prices at Newick over the past year are up 8% on the previous year and 11% on the 2019 peak of £552,064.