Controversial British TV star Piers Morgan has been sensationally axed from his flagship CNN interview show.
CNN’s vice president of communications confirmed the growing online rumours. A statement read: “CNN confirms that ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is ending, the date of the final program is still to be determined.”
Morgan arrived to CNN amid fanfare three years ago. Replacing the legendary Larry King was a huge placement, much was expected of the sharp-tongued Brit in the ratings battle. However, despite securing some high profile interviews and notable exclusives, viewing figures have been consistently disappointing for ‘Piers Morgan Live’.
Morgan has become renowned for his battle with the gun lobby. His campaign to raise awareness on gun control divided the nation. To his credit, Morgan was prepared to put his own personal safety at risk in order to express his opinion. The Brit faced a stream of death threats and made efforts to tighten his personal security.
Morgan told The New York Times that the show had “run its course”. He revealed that there was an ongoing discussion about different ways of employing his talent.
“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 stated.
A petition demanding that the Brit star be deported for attacking the Second Amendment rights of Americans over his anti-gun comments gathered 109,334 signatures. Those people may have just come a step closer to getting their wishes.
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