Piers Morgan has claimed the imminent end of his much-vaunted nightly show on CNN will actually allow him to do the kind of interviews he always wanted to do on the cable network. Morgan, who confirmed the axing of his eponymous live show last week after three-years of inconsistent ratings, said that he will be staying on at CNN. ‘I’ll make a deal to do 20 to 25 shows a year, all interviews with big names. That’s what I wanted to do in the first place, not reports on snow storms and that kind of thing,’ said Morgan in typically forthright fashion.
Indeed, in a sidewalk interview with TMZ, Morgan said that he was relieved his show was over and appeared to imply that some of his daily output through CNN was not substantial enough. ‘I’m ready to move on,’ Morgan said. ‘I want to do big interviews.’ He told TMZ that his favorite shows were the ones where major names like the Dalai Lama, former president Bill Clinton and Oprah were interviewed. ‘I came to do the show to do big interviews,’ he said. ’I wasn’t doing enough. I want to do less shows, more big interviews.’ MORE HERE IF YOU HAVE THE STOMACH FOR IT: Piers Morgan says he is pleased his CNN show was axed because now he can do BIGGER interviews
On behalf of the vast majority of the people of Great Britain I would like to thank CNN for retaining Piers Morgan. We would all wish to offer the good people of America our most sincere condolences (because you now get to keep him forever). Yours Aye