CNN announced on Sunday that its prime-time talk show “Piers Morgan Live” will be coming to an end.
No date has been set for Morgan’s last show which has seen a decline in ratings since taking over from Larry King who retired three years ago. CNN has said that the decision to cancel the show comes after discussing with Morgan over the future of the show.
In an interview with the New York Times, Morgan attributes his departure to CNN’s audience not wanting to hear a Brit discuss American cultural issues.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” Morgan told the Times.
Morgan said that he and CNN President Jeff Zucker were discussing possible new roles for Morgan on the 24-hour cable giant.
Morgan was an already established controversial figure in Briton but was a relatively unknown figure in American when he took over for Larry King.
Morgan was the editor for The Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004 during the time it is alleged that reporters were hacking into phones.
The 48-year-old went into television after leaving The Daily Mail becoming a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent as well as being a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.