), "Britain's first national newspaper for children to launch Friday", Associated Press, 4 May 2006, Other newspapers aimed at young audiences have included. "I became the Friend of the Stars, a rampant egomaniac, pictured all the time with famous people – Madonna, Stallone, Bowie, Paul McCartney, hundreds of them. [29], Morgan was the subject of an investigation in 2000 after Suzy Jagger wrote an article for The Daily Telegraph revealing that he had bought £20,000 worth of shares in the computer company Viglen soon before the Mirror 's "City Slickers" column tipped Viglen as a good buy. The 52-year-old presenter joked that the author was “punching” but rather romantically revealed that the picture was taken on the day they first met. At the time he was still married to his first wife Marion Shalloe. He said: "You can access ... voicemails by typing in a number. Click here to Start FameChaining. It is believed to be correct at the time of inputting and is presented here in good faith. It was shameless, as they didn't know me from Adam", he told Davies. He fronted a three-part documentary about Sandbanks for ITV entitled Piers Morgan on Sandbanks in January 2008. [133], On 11 September 2019, Morgan claimed he identified himself as "a penguin" in response to a news piece relating to gender neutrality, and said "the world has gone nuts" over gender. [120][121] She said that she had never authorised Morgan, or anybody, to access or listen to her voicemails. In the image Celia, who is thought to now be 42, can be seen sitting on the edge of a bed while wearing a pair of tiny denim shorts and a white vest top. Morgan has responded by calling Ramsey 'whatshisname'. Piers has earned the net worth through many endeavours like… Read More » Husbands/Wifes of Married Wiki. [127][128] Six other phone-hacking claims had already been settled. [31] Further enquiry by the Department of Trade and Industry in 2004 cleared Morgan of any charges. [144], Morgan is a fan of Premier League football club Arsenal F.C. [69][70] He also presented Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, as part of the 2017 Crime & Punishment season on ITV. [60] Other guests on the programme included Cheryl[61] and the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown. A weekly paper aimed at seven to 14-year-olds, he said at its launch that the paper was to be "Britain's first national newspaper for children". He also made some interview specials, plus three more documentaries from various countries. Celia was shot for British GQ back in 2006 and Piers had been tasked with interviewing her to accompany the pictures. My friends think that's not nearly enough. [56], In 2008, Morgan signed a two-year "golden handcuffs" deal with ITV in May, reportedly worth £2 million per year. email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. [54], Throughout 2006, Morgan appeared as a judge on the television show America's Got Talent alongside Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff on NBC. He stated: "[The] evidence does not establish that [Morgan] authorised the hacking of voicemails or that journalists employed by TMG [Trinity Mirror Group] were indulging in this practice ... What it does, however, clearly prove is that he was aware that it was taking place in the press as a whole and that he was sufficiently unembarrassed by what was criminal behaviour that he was prepared to joke about it. 2016, Mel B{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Mel B", "gender": "Female" } Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (/pɪərs/; né O'Meara; born 30 March 1965) is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality. She can be seen gazing into the distance while her hand is resting in her tousled hair. [5] In the UK, he has presented Piers Morgan's Life Stories since 2009, and Good Morning Britain since 2015. "[123][124], On 29 November 2012, the official findings of the Leveson Inquiry were released, in which Lord Justice Leveson said that Morgan's testimony under oath on phone hacking was "utterly unpersuasive". [1] Morgan joined the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985. [40][41] This ownership was cited as one of the reasons many major newspapers boycotted the 2006 awards. [37][38] However, Morgan has refused to admit that the photographs were faked, and has stated that the abuse shown in the photographs is similar to the sort of abuse which was happening in the British Army in Iraq at the time.[39]. [62], On 8 September 2010, CNN announced that Morgan would replace Larry King in the network's evening line-up with his show, Piers Morgan Live, beginning on 17 January 2011. In 2015, Morgan was criticised by Ofcom for laughing as a guest repeatedly used the F-word live on air. See the Elon Musk family tree here at FameChain. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. [96] "We're about to start exposing the moon-faced midget", Morgan was quoted as saying in 2002, to which Hislop responded, "all he's been offering for information about my private life is a £50 reward. [131] Ofcom confirmed on 13 April 2016 that Morgan would not be investigated for his comments. Morgan and Platell were put together because of their opposing political viewpoints; Platell interrogated guests from the right wing, Morgan from the left wing. During his career at Good Morning Britain, Morgan has been the subject of thousands of complaints to the British watchdog, Ofcom, relating to controversial comments. At the time he was still married to his first wife Marion Shalloe. [1] He was educated at the independent Cumnor House prep school between the ages of seven and 13, then Chailey School, a comprehensive secondary school in Chailey, followed by Priory School, Lewes, for sixth form.