Piers Morgan has announced that it will stop hosting its ITV Life Stories program.
In a tweet on Thursday, the presenter revealed that his former Good Morning Britain colleague Kate Garraway will be in charge of the program.
The news comes seven months after Morgan left GMB after controversially criticizing the Duchess of Sussex.
Life Stories was his last remaining ITV project. It will now move to host a new global television show for News Corp owned by Rupert Murdoch and Fox News Media.
Piers Morgan’s life stories began in 2009 and saw him interviewing celebrities ranging from Sharon Osbourne and singer Cheryl to then Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
LATEST: I’m leaving Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows. My last one will be with my fabulous friend @kategarrawayand then will present the remaining 3 scheduled shows of the next series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It was a blast! pic.twitter.com/TN34uEZAdQ
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 21, 2021
“I’m leaving Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows,” he posted on the program, which also featured Captain Sir Tom Moore, Katie Price, Sir Richard Branson and Sir Keir Starmer.
“My last one will be with my fabulous friend Kate Garraway and she will present the remaining three scheduled shows of the upcoming series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It was a blast!”
In March, Morgan caused a stir by leaving and permanently leaving Good Morning Britain following an argument over the comments she made about the Duchess of Sussex.
Media regulator Ofcom received a record 58,000 complaints about Morgan’s comments that “she didn’t believe a word” Meghan told Oprah Winfrey about her mental health in an interview.
But ITV was cleared by Ofcom, with Morgan saying it was “ridiculous” that he lost his job and that the sentence was “a resounding victory for free speech”.
The presenter’s new show will air on the newly announced talkTV in the UK, Fox Nation in the US and Sky News Australia.
An ITV spokesperson said, “We would like to thank Piers for over a hundred engaging, compelling and insightful life stories over the past 12 years in which his interviewees have included the best names in entertainment, business and politics.
“We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors. Kate is a brilliant journalist and curious interviewer and we can’t wait for her three shows to arrive.”
Garraway, who recently documented her husband’s long battle with the coronavirus, said she was looking forward to taking the reins.
“It’s a great job, but I’ve always enjoyed being able to talk to people, both on and off the air,” he said.
“Everyone has a story to tell and the wonderful thing about this show is that you have the time to go on the air to delve into areas of the guests’ lives that viewers may not already know.
“It is also an opportunity to understand more about the things we already know (both good and bad) and listen to them in their own words”.
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