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Thursday's Connector: Piers Morgan

June 4th, 2010
05:26 PM ET

Piers Morgan's got talent.

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He made the unlikely journey from tabloid editor to television star and he's now one of the biggest celebrities in the UK.

Morgan is best known as a judge on Simon Cowell's variety show, "Britain’s Got Talent" and its American counterpart.

He began his media career working as a journalist for a local paper before moving to become a show biz columnist for the "Sun."

Later, Morgan went on to edit the "News of the World" before jumping ship to edit rival tabloid the "Mirror," where he stayed until 2004.

After leaving the newspaper world, Morgan went on to host a number of shows on British TV and was even the winner of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."

Morgan has written a total of eight books and three volumes of memoirs.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan(Piers Morgan) and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan on the following questions:
    – What is your opinion on the Talents of the current British Prime Minister David William Donald Cameron?
    – What is your opinion on the latest conflict between Donald John Trump and the Scottish Environmental people on building $2 billion Trump Golf Resort in Scotland?
    – What can we expect from you in 2010?
    – How are you inspiring people all over the world to make our world a Better Healthier and Beautiful Place?

    I am awaiting Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname
    Latin-American

    June 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Reply
  2. Keira

    Shows like American Idol & America/Britain's Got Talent are shows that give people the chance that record companies wouldn't.

    My question is, what is your opinion of the contestants that while talented tend to go overboard in order to get noticed? Does that place the talented but not media savvy people at a disadvantage?

    Thank you!

    Keira
    NY

    June 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  3. Heather Mitchell

    Are you ever surprised at some of the winners of the competitions. In other words, would you have chosen them, and do you mostly agree with the public's choice or not?

    Johannesburg
    SOUTH AFRICA

    June 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  4. Alastair

    When Simon thanked the on-screen talent such as Ant and Dec and Amanda at the Bafta awards but failed to mention either you or Cheryl, were you upset? How well do you really get on with Simon? Thanks, UK

    June 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Reply
  5. Brother of soldier

    What I'd like to ask is how you've been able to be portrayed as a 'celebrity' judge when you got the sack from being a newspaper editor over fake photos of our troops abusing Iraqi prisoners.

    That's right people, he paid people to pose for photographs that caused our troops to become targets for their enemies and tarnished the reputation of our armed forces.

    There's a word far more suited than 'celebrity' for you Mr Morgan, but I'm too much of a gentleman to type it.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  6. Ahmed

    Hello, my name is Ahmed and i'm writing from Nigeria. Q- You've lived and worked in both the UK and USA, Which country in your own opinion offers better expatriate life?

    June 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  7. Margot

    Piers,
    Would you consider having orphaned, and HIV positive children on a talent show that could help them build their self esteem? Visit my website: http://www.cifkids.org this would be awesome.
    Phil. USA

    June 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  8. julia

    What's more fun – editing a newspaper or hosting a TV show?

    June 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  9. louisa

    do you notice a difference in how people treat you when your editor of the daily mirror as opposed to host of britains got talend?

    June 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  10. Liz Ward

    I completely agree with 'brother of soldier' – I cannot believe that this man has been welcomed so warmly by both the British and the American entertainment industry, when he printed fake pictures of allied troops abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. At the time a senior army officer described the pictures as 'recruiting posters for Al-Queda'. And the sickening thing is there was a strong rumour that he suspected they were fake even before printing. He went ahead anyway, putting the lives of our troops and innocent civillians back home at risk. Shame on him, and shame on those giving him a place on TV.

    July 25, 2010 at 8:07 am | Reply

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