According to Piers himself, he owes his celebrity status to Simon, who took a chance on him by instating him as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’, when contractual agreements meant he couldn’t do it himself.
Speaking to The Sun, the breakfast TV host explained: “I wouldn’t like to admit it to him, but I owe him hugely.
Following his stint on ‘America’s Got Talent’, Piers made the jump to the British version of the show, where he sat for four series with Simon and Amanda Holden.
From there, he landed his own UK talk show, ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’, before becoming Susanna Reid’s permanent co-anchor on ‘Good Morning Britain’.
In recent times, his time on ‘GMB’ has been marred in controversy, and earlier this week, ‘Trainspotting’ actor Ewan McGregor pulled out of a planned interview when he discovered that Piers would be conducting it, tweeting that he disagreed with the former journalist’s views on the Women’s March.
Unable to let the matter slide, Piers opened Wednesday’s (25 January) show with a monologue about the disappointment he felt towards Ewan, while the debacle has left Susanna having to defend herself against critics saying she doesn’t do enough to put her co-presenter in his place.