Piers Morgan has announced that he will be stepping down as judge on NBC’s hit reality show America’s Got Talent to focus entirely on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN.
Morgan has played the brutally-honest judge role, but is now looking forward to concentrating fully on American news.
The former tabloid editor entered the US cable news landscape with strong interviewing skills and a passion for chatting to pop icons and political figures, perhaps best illustrated recently by his televised conversation with Newt Gingrich.
The Gingrich interview grandstands Morgan as a compelling interviewer, who focuses mainly on getting to the heart of the character. He doesn’t define himself in any political dogma, which allows him to ask more entertaining questions.
Morgan explains of his decision: “This will be a huge year at CNN with the upcoming election.”