Piers Morgan was born in 1965. He studied journalism at Harlow College, beginning his career in local south London newspapers. Spotted by Kelvin MacKenzie of the Sun he was given his own showbiz column, Bizarre. Rupert Murdoch made him editor of the News of the World in January 1994; he was headhunted two years later to edit the Mirror where he stayed until 2004 when he was fired following his decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. He presented two series of Tabloid Tales for BBC2 and co-hosted the current affairs show Morgan and Platell on Channel 4. Piers was also a judge for many years on both Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent, and won the first series of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show in America. He currently hosts one of the UK's most popular morning shows, Good Morning Britain.
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