Clearly, Piers Morgan could use a break from all that buttoned-up, 24-seven news blathering.
What else could explain how he’s showing up as a guest adviser to Trump on Celebrity Apprentice and shaping up to be a judge again on Britain’s Got Talent?
As he says on his very own Twitter avatar: “One day you’re the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.”
Earlier this month, in the wake of CNN’s March decision not to renew Morgan’s contract and bring his three-year stint on 24-hour American news to an end, Larry King, the man Morgan replaced at CNN, told Howard Stern that “I thought it was a mistake, one, to hire a Britisher in prime time and, two, I thought that he made himself too much part of the show.”
To that, Morgan could merely tweet from afar: “Hey Larry – you don’t need to KEEP bitching about me. It’s over. Relax.” Then, 15 minutes later, Morgan added: “And FYI – there is no such word as ‘Britisher’. but they research & facts were never your strong point were they, Brooklyner?”
Yikes. No wonder Piers Morgan has returned to the warmer shores of his British Isles home, with only occasional jaunts back to sit in the Trump boardroom.
And some other recent tweeting has a Daily Mail Online story reporting that Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams has been having trouble with Simon Cowell and that Morgan was on the way back to that show’s judging table to provide a needed “Marmite” element.
“Reports are rife that Simon [Cowell] and David have not been seeing eye-to-eye in the green room,” the story quoted a source as saying. The source added that Morgan was in talks with Cowell and Co. about his return: “The US version has Howard Stern and he is a huge get for Simon, but here in the UK we need a controversial ‘Marmite’ character too.”
And the tweets ensued all over again. Walliams tweeted on May 18:
Then it was Piers Morgan, who merely commented, “No comment,” after which Margaret Wallis added:
Piers could only keep poking back: “Do you promise?” he tweeted.