Piers Morgan chooses US over Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 June 2010
Piers Morgan is set to quit 'Britain's Got Talent' after being offered a £10 million US TV deal
Piers Morgan is set to sign a £10 million US TV deal.
The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge will reportedly become one of America's highest paid stars by becoming the top presenter on network CNN, taking over from veteran interviewer Larry King.
However, the new deal means he will have to quit his role on the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging panel because he won't have enough time to commit to the programme - although he has vowed to stay with 'America's Got Talent'.
A source said: "No matter how much Piers wants to stay on 'BGT', he just can't do it all, simple as that.
"The new series of 'America's Got Talent' opened to record ratings last week so NBC are insisting he stays with that show."
Former newspaper editor Piers is set to sign the three-year contract within the next few days and it is thought he will be given a show similar to 'Piers Morgan's Life stories', where celebrities gave an in-depth interview about their life.
Piers' departure from 'Britain's Got Talent' comes hot on the heels of Simon Cowell, who is reportedly not taking part in the audition stage of the next series so he can concentrate on the US version of 'The X Factor'.