Piers Morgan quits BGT

By | Published on Tuesday 12 October 2010

Piers Morgan has confirmed he will have to quit as a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ when he takes his new job presenting a daily talk show for CNN.

He’s told the Daily Mail: “There’s been considerable speculation about what my new CNN job means for my role on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Well, sadly, I can now confirm that I will have to quit ‘BGT’, as I will be ensconced in New York interviewing popes, presidents, pugilists and popstars when the auditions are filmed next year”.

He continued: “I’ll miss the late-night drinking sessions with Amanda [Holden], and Ant and Dec – for Geordie midgets, they can pack it away… Most of all, I’ll miss winding up my co-judges, and being wound up by them. Amanda, please stop crying; I’ll still find time to see you in my American trailer. And Simon, thanks – sincerely – for the ride. It’s been a blast”.