Outgoing Sunday Mirror columnist Carole Malone said she is leaving her ‘spiritual home’to move to the News of the World.
Malone, leaving the paper after 10 years to contribute a column and in-depth features to the NoW, said that although many at the Sunday Mirror did not want her to leave, she could not turn down the challenge of working on the ‘biggest Sunday in the world.”.
NoW editor Colin Myler, who was formerly Malone’s editor at the Sunday Mirror, made her the offer last week.
Malone said: ‘I have always seen the Mirror as my spiritual home but when the call came it was a welcome call.
‘The Mirror is always a mighty title and it was always my dream to work there one day and I did; I don’t think they wanted me to leave. I worked incredibly well with and for Colin Myler; I had to think long and hard about leaving but the NoW is the biggest Sunday in the country, in the world actually, and I think it’s time for a new challenge.
‘I’m going to work with Colin Myler and Jane Johnson again, so for me it’s going to be a bit like a home from home.”
She added: ‘The NoW is read by good, old-fashioned working class people and I’m at my best talking to these people. That said, the NoW has a big AB readership, which is unusual for some tabloids, and for me that is also good because maybe I’ll get to some new people.”
Malone has worked for the Sunday Express and the Daily Star.
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