Live With Regis and Kelly

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is taking over America and winning hearts with it.  Morgan is standing in on hit morning show, Live with Regis and Kelly, for Regis Philbin and looks set to secure his place in American hearts as he offered to pay for a caller’s $6,100 holiday.

Lucky caller Christina Novelli answered the question correctly to win a holiday to St Lucia but ran out of time.  Piers is clearly a real softie at heart as after hearing how the contestant was celebrating her twentieth wedding anniversary to her firefighter husband and that the six night trip would be a dream come true, offered to cough up the bill for her dream holiday.

Marriage must be softening as the America’s Got Talent harshness left him “Wait a minute, can I just say something. I just got married right? I am supposed to be a dream crusher, I would like to be a dream maker. Why don’t I pay for you to go?  I am not going to have three seconds ruin your dream, I am going to pay for you to go.”

Co-host Kelly Ripa was equally as stunned as Novelli before adding “Is this happening? I am going to kick in the sun-tan lotion.”

Morgan is tipped to take over Larry King’s role on CNN when King steps down later this year.  Having just signed a deal to join the CNN news crew, if Morgan takes this job, he would become the first British journalist to secure a primetime American chat show.

Morgan didn’t escape a grilling from Ripa though who tried to get some news out of him, “Tell us now, give us the scoop, oh friend of mine.”

“I can’t talk about it I’m afraid,” replied Morgan.

“When you say “I can’t talk about it’ that means you’re in.  Consider it confirmed, you heard it here first. Congratulations in advance.” Ripa replied.


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