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Sunday 16th December 2018

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan has become one of the most prolific pundits on television thanks to his straight-talking and opinionated views.

The presenter began his career in Fleet Street and rapidly rose up the ranks in journalism to become editor for

several tabloid papers, including the Daily Mirror.

At age 29, he became the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in more than half a century when landing the role as editor of the News of the World.

Not long after leaving the Daily Mirror, Piers embarked on a TV career in television, finding some success in the US with Piers Morgan Live on CNN.

He has also proved a ratings winners with Piers Morgan On... and celebrity chat show Piers Morgan's Life Stories.

His critical qualities also came in handy as one of the judges on Britain's Got Talent - alongside Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden - and America's Got Talent.

Cementing his friendship with future US President Donald Trump, Piers won the seventh season of the US Celebrity Apprentice in 2008.

Around this time it is believed he signed a 'golden handcuffs' deal with ITV worth £2million a year.

Piers has since become a popular presenter on breakfast show Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.

He appears on the show from Mondays to Wednesdays, 6am until 8.30am.

In March 2018, Piers confirmed he signed a new contract with ITV to stay on the programme for two more years.

Away from TV, Piers is a husband and a dad to his four children.

He has three sons - Spencer, 24, Stanley, 21, and Albert, 17 - from his previous marriage to Marion Shalloe. They married in 1991 but divorced in 2008.

Piers remarried in 2010 to second wife columnist Celia Walden. The couple share a six-year-old daughter together called Elise.