PIERS Morgan is known for being opinionated – on Good Morning Britain, on Twitter and pretty much any other subject he discusses or show he appears on.
But what is Piers’ net worth, and what are his most famous public feuds?
Who is Piers Morgan and what is his background?
Piers Morgan, 54, was born March 30, 1965, and is a British journalist and television personality.
He began his journalism career in Fleet Street as a writer and ended up as an editor for several tabloid papers, including The Sun, News of the World and the Daily Mirror.
In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch.
This made him the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in more than half a century.
Standing at just over six feet tall, Piers has a good few inches on his regular Twitter sparring partner Lord Alan Sugar.
What is Piers Morgan’s net worth?
Piers has an estimated net worth of £13million.
He has amassed this fortune largely down to the ITV shows he has appeared on.
It’s believed he earns around £1.5million per year from hosting Good Morning Britain, and other TV and newspaper deals.
What are his most famous public feuds?
Piers is known for being very opinionated – and he doesn’t hold much back, even with celebrities.
Last year, he accused Little Mix of using nudity to sell records, which landed him in trouble with 22-year-old singer Ariana Grande.
The journalist also accused Lady Gaga of only disclosing her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder for her own personal benefit – which caused outrage on Twitter.
Author JK Rowling also found herself in the midst of a feud with Piers – in a Twitter argument which led Morgan to say: “This is why I’ve never read a single word of Harry Potter.”
In 2016, the journalist attacked celebrity Kim Kardashian West for sharing a nude photo, asking if she needed him to buy her some clothes.
But Kardashian rebuked: “Hey @piersmorgan never offer to buy a married woman clothes. That’s on some Ashley Madison type s***.”
One of Piers’ long-standing and most public feuds is with billionaire businessman Lord Alan Sugar – and the two men frequently attack each other on Twitter.
He is known for his strong opinions as the host of Good Morning Britain
What TV shows has Piers Morgan been on?
Piers is currently the main host on Good Morning Britain, and can be seen sharing his opinions from Monday to Wednesday on ITV at 6am until 8.30am.
On March 8, 2018, he confirmed that he signed a new contract with ITV bosses to stay on the programme for two more years.
He has also had stints as one of the judges on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent where he helped to launch the careers of stars including Susan Boyle.
Piers has also fronted a number of his own shows, including his Piers Morgan On… series and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
He famously made friends with President Donald Trump after winning the US celebrity version of The Apprentice.
On January 25, 2018, it was revealed that Piers had interviewed the President for an exclusive ITV interview.
Piers also interviewed Lorenzo Gilyard as part of the Serial Killer with Piers Morgan programme on ITV.
On June 6, 2019, Piers Morgan appeared on Question Time and primary school was caught out calling him a “fascist pig” on Twitter.
Has Piers Morgan interviewed Trump?
Yes! – In a major coop for the journalist, Piers interviewed Donald Trump.
In an interview aired on GMB on May 5, 2019, Piers chatted with the President – all things from politics to Harry and Meghan, after she allegedly snubbed him.
In the wide-ranging interview the US President:
- Revealed he met Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove on Monday June 3, 2019 while in the UK on a state visit.
- Insisted he never meant to insult Harry’s wife when he criticised Meghan’s “nasty” comments about him.
- Did a u-turn on the NHS – saying it would now NOT be on the table in trade deals
- Revealed how he “listened” to Prince Charles on climate change and liked his passion for saving the planet
- Praised the “great rapport” he had with the Queen and said they spoke for an hour and a half – but was tight lipped about the details
- Said Ronald Reagan was his favourite President and Winston Churchill was a “hero”
And to finish off the sit-down chat, Piers even gifted the POTUS with his very own Churchill-style homburg hat.
What’s his relationship with Meghan Markle?
He claimed the pair were friends back in 2016, recalling a time when they shared a couple of drinks.
Piers Morgan said: “I had a couple of pints of real ale and she had dirty martinis.
“She said afterwards in the cab ‘I had a great time. Love to see you again.’ It was purely platonic I hasten to add.
“She went in that cab that night to a party Prince Harry was at and the next night she went on the date with him. I never heard from her again. Ever.
“I don’t like people that behave like that. It’s kind of rude. It showed me that she, I’m afraid, is probably a bit of social climber.”
Piers added that he “got to know her quite well” over the two-year period, adding they “would message each other a lot, e-mail a lot.”
Unimpressed with the Duchess’ treatment of him, he added: “Good luck to Harry. I hope he knows what he’s doing.
“If it all goes wrong don’t come try crying to me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Piers has launched a series of attacks on the duchess since the revelation they’d already met before.
Most recently, he accused her of ‘acting like a Hollywood actress’ after she banned people from taking pictures at Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Sussex’s security team sparked outrage after asking tennis fans not to take photos as she watched pal Serena Williams on Court 1 because she was ‘there in a private capacity’.
After Piers branded her behaviour “a joke” on Good Morning Britain, a royal source responded by saying Meghan ‘wanted to engage with people and events rather than camera phones’.
Reacting to the row on the show, Piers said: “I don’t know what they’re trying to achieve.
“She wants all the good stuff and she’s behaving like a Hollywood actress.
“She wants to have her cake and eat it and it’s driving people nuts.”
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Who is Piers Morgan’s wife?
In 1991, Piers married Marion Shalloe, but they got divorced in 2008.
The former couple have three sons.
In 2010, Piers married Celia Walden, a feature writer and newspaper columnist and the daughter of George Walden, the former Conservative MP.
The couple became parents to daughter – Elise Morgan – in 2011.
What children does he have?
Piers has four children, 18-year-old Albert Douglas Morgan, 26-year-old Spencer William Morgan, 22-year-old Stanley Christopher Morgan and seven-year-old Elise Morgan.
Albert, Spencer and Stanley are all from Piers’ first marriage to Marion Shalloe.
While Elise is from his current marriage to Celia Walden.
Spencer made headlines when he falsely announced he would be heading into the Love Island villa.
And Albert was in the news after his dad demanded he switch to football following a rugby injury.
What football team does Piers Morgan support?
Piers claims to be a fan of Arsenal football club.
But he has also been an outspoken critic of the entire club.
He is very opinionated about Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger on social media and on the radio, and previously called for his sacking.