British television host and provocateur Piers Morgan announced Thursday he is departing ITV’s “Life Stories.”
“BREAKING NEWS: I’m quitting Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows. My final one will be with my fabulous friend @kategarraway and she will then present the remaining 3 planned shows of the next series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It’s been a blast!” Morgan tweeted of the in-depth celebrity interview program.
Morgan left ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” earlier this year after fallout from his on-air comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo said in April he was worried about how “Good Morning Britain” could replace Morgan, telling Deadline at the time, “Piers is a special thing. You can’t replace somebody like him. There is nobody like Piers, for good or bad.”
In September, Morgan rejoined Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, signing a global deal with Fox News Media. He will host a daily Fox Nation show that will run in America, the UK and Australia, premiering in early 2022.
In addition to his hosting duties, per a release from News UK, he will publish two weekly columns for the New York Post and the Sun and host a series of true crime documentaries. HarperCollins UK will publish a follow-up to his Sunday Times number-one bestseller, “Wake Up.”