Piers Morgan leaving America’s Got Talent next season

Piers Morgan announced on his CNN show, “Piers Morgan Tonight“, on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his judge’s seat on America’s Got Talent next season.

Instead, he’ll be making use of his free time by preparing for 2012, which he says will be a “huge year” for political news, what with the presidential elections going on and all.

“I’ve been a judge since the show began six years ago, and I’ve loved every single second,” Morgan said on Piers Morgan Tonight. “I’ve discovered that juggling, to my surprise, really is a bit more difficult than I thought.”

Morgan thanked America’s Got Talent‘s production company and NBC in the program, as well as his “great friend” Simon Cowell for giving him the opportunity to host for so many years.

Co-judge Sharon Osbourne took to Twitter to plead with Morgan not to leave, saying: “I woke up this morning, thought I had a dream that Piers resigned. Now I’m waking up to the reality. Dont go. Never thought I would say this”

Howie Mandel also chimed in on the news, joking that Morgan’s departure had something to do with him. “I guess I’m more annoying than I thought. I’ll miss you @piersmorgan,” he wrote.

Source: CNN

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