Piers Morgan’s prime-time talk show has been cancelled with the journalist admitting the audience in the United States is getting “tired” of him. The outspoken former Daily Mirror editor succeeded Larry King three years ago.
However, the TV presenter’s show, Piers Morgan Live, has had poor ratings.
A CNN spokesperson told Sky News: “CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined.”
Morgan admitted the show had recently “taken a bath in the ratings” and it had been “a painful period”.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarising, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he told The New York Times.
“I think I can credibly do news and the ratings reflect that, but it is not really the show that I set out to do.”There are all kinds of people who can do news here. I’d like to do work – interviews with big celebrities and powerful people – that is better suited to what I do well,” he said.