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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan, former editor of the UK’s Daily Mirror and current judge on Britain’s Got Talent, has seen his success soar over in the US with his judging duties on America’s Got Talent.  In a major deal over in the States, Morgan is on the cusp of signing a mega £10 million four year deal taking over from chat show host Larry King as the main host for CNN.

If Morgan signs, the deal will undoubtedly make him one of the highest paid TV stars in the US.

Morgan is set to take over King’s role on the primetime chat show after King leaves this autumn.  The move may also result in Morgan having to stand down from his commitments on Britain’s Got Talent due to the logistics and timing issues.

Morgan is a good friend of Simon Cowell, who was instrumental in getting him the role on his America’s Got Talent and CNN bosses were so impressed with his UK chat show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, that they’ve put him on the top of their list to take over from King.

If Morgan leaves Britain’s Got Talent it leaves the UK show in a bit of a precarious position seeing as Simon Cowell has also announced that he won’t be attending the audition stages of the talent show next year after seeing some of the “horrific” acts on stage this year.

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