OUTSPOKEN Piers Morgan has revealed he’s quit as presenter of ITV’s Life Stories after 12 years with his final upcoming guest Kate Garraway named as his replacement.
After leaving Good Morning Britain earlier this year, Morgan has severed his links with the broadcaster ahead of his move to News Corp’s new TV channel Talk TV early next year.
The confrontational host walked off the set in a row over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with weatherman Alex Beresford and left his role later that day after refusing to apologise. He was later cleared by Ofcom of any wrongdoing regarding his comments over the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Morgan has not hesitated in making digs at Mr Beresford and network bosses since his departure, using Twitter to air his views.
After teasing his followers with news at 10pm, Morgan finally revealed his departure some 16 minutes late.
“BREAKING NEWS: I’m quitting Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows.
“My final one will be with my fabulous friend Kate Garraway and she will then present the remaining three planned shows of the next series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It’s been a blast!”
In response, an ITV spokesperson said: “Piers and ITV have agreed that his interview with Kate Garraway for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories will be his last; and that Kate will take over the baton on his behalf for the remaining three episodes of the forthcoming series.
“We would like to thank Piers for over a hundred engaging, compelling and insightful Life Stories over the past 12 years where his interviewees have included the very best names in showbiz, business and politics. We wish him the very best of luck with all of his future ventures.
‘Kate is a brilliant journalist and an inquisitive interviewer and we look forward to her forthcoming three shows.’
The former GMB co-stars are expected to have an extensive chat about Kate’s fabulous career, as well as her husband Derek Draper, who semains unwell after contracting Covid-19, and is recovering at their family home.