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Editor of the 'News of the World' at 28, and subsequently 'The Mirror', Piers Morgan is now more recognisable as a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' and presenter of programmes such as 'Piers On..' and 'When Piers Met...'
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Piers Morgan was born in 1965. He studied journalism at Harlow College, beginning his career in local south London newspapers before being spotted by Kelvin McKenzie of 'The Sun' and given his own showbiz column, 'Bizarre'. Aged only 28 Rupert Murdoch made him Editor of 'News of The World' in January 1994; he was headhunted two years later to edit 'The Mirror' where he stayed until May 2004 when he was sacked following the decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. Since then, Piers has presented a number of TV shows – including 'The Dark Side of Fame', 'You Can’t Fire Me, 'I’m Famous' and 'Tabloid Tales' for BBC1. He shot to fame in the US as Simon Cowell’s straight-talking Brit mate as a Judge on the top rated show 'America’s Got Talent' and wowed American audiences to triumphantly win 'The Celebrity Apprentice'. Piers is also a Judge on the hit UK show, 'Britain’s Got Talent'. 2009 sees Piers with new series for ITV1 – 'Piers On…' documentary travelogue programmes where he has VIP access-all-areas pass to some of the most glamorous locations in the world and new chat show, 'Piers Morgan’s Life Stories', an intimate and revealing interview, celebrating the life and career of leading stars from entertainment, business and politics. There will also be one-off specials 'When Piers Met …' an in dept interview at the home of the star, starting with Sir Cliff Richard.
His book, 'The Insider', private diaries of a scandalous decade, became an instant number one bestseller and sequel 'Don’t You Know Who I Am?' Insider diaries of fame, power and naked ambition topped the bestselling list. The next installment, 'God Bless America, Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit', was out in 2009. In addition, Piers writes a regular column for 'The Mail on Sunday' and For 'GQ magazine', Piers takes on celebrities in his regular monthly feature where he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and politics.