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BBC director general Lord Tony Hall, 68, will step down from his role in the summer after seven years. Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 54, told his Twitter fans people had suggested he should take over, but he joked they couldn’t afford him.

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In view of his seven million followers, he wrote: “Very grateful to all those suggesting I become new Director-General of the BBC... but they can't afford me.”

Many of his fans flocked to his post to comment, with one writing: “We will crowd fund you.”

A second commented: “No!!!! You are the only TV worth watching!”

A third added: “Underestimating yourself again Piers!”

Piers Morgan: GMB host joked about possibly replacing Lord Tony Hall as BBC's new director generalPiers Morgan: GMB host joked about possibly replacing Lord Tony Hall as BBC's new director general (Image: GETTY•WENN)

Piers Morgan: GMB host said the BBC 'couldn't afford' himPiers Morgan: GMB host said the BBC 'couldn't afford' him (Image: TWITTER•PIERSMORGAN)

Yesterday, Lord Hall announced he had stepped down from his role in a letter to the BBC.

As part of a lengthy statement, he said: "It's been such a hard decision for me. I love the BBC.

“I’m passionate about our values and the role we have in our country - and what we do globally too.

“If I followed my heart I

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