Piers Morgan leaves Life Stories as replacement announced
He has been hosting the show for 12 years
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He’s been at the helm for 12 years, but TV presenter Piers Morgan has decided to step down from his role on the popular ITV TV show Life Stories, with Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway taking over.
Yesterday, after breaking big news on Twitter, Piers broke the news at 10pm saying, “BREAKING NEWS: I’m leaving Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows.”
Piers then revealed that his final show will be the interview with his good friend Kate, who will take over for the last three scheduled shows of the next series.
He continued, “My last one will be with my fabulous friend @kategarraway and she will then present the 3 remaining scheduled shows of the next series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It was awesome! “(Sic)
The first series of Life Stories debuted in 2009, with Piers using his hard-hitting interview technique to get his friends in the showbiz world to open up about their careers, their private lives, and any drama surrounding them at the time.
Over the past 12 years, Piers has interviewed major actors in the celebrity world including Sharon Osbourne, Cilla Black, Simon Cowell, Barbara Windsor, James Corden, Roger Moore, Mary Berry, and Caitlyn Jenner.
Three special episodes have also aired over the years, featuring Cliff Richard, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lord Alan Sugar.
In 2020, following his inspiring fundraising campaign which saw him raise over £ 30million for the NHS, Sir Captain Tom Moore also appeared on the show ahead of his sad passing this year.
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