Piers Morgan Biography
Piers Morgan (Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan) is a British journalist and television personality born on 30th March 1965 in Newick, United Kingdom. He is a columnist for MailOnline and a presenter on Good Morning Britain.
Piers Morgan studied journalism at Harlow College before joining the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985 as a reporter on the South London News, and the Streatham and Tooting News.
In 1988 he joined The Sun as a freelance, he later became show business columnist of “Bizarre”. Although he was not a fan of pop music he was considered skilled at self-publicity.
In January 1994 he was appointed by Rupert Murdoch as an acting editor of the ‘News of the World’ before being confirmed in the summer becoming the youngest national newspaper editor, at 29, in more than half a century. He left the post in 1995 after he publishing photographs of Catherine Victoria Lockwood, then wife of Charles, Earl Spencer who at the time was leaving an addictive disorders clinic in Surrey. The actions were against the editors’ code of conduct, a misdemeanor for which the Press Complaints Commission upheld a complaint against Morgan.
In 1995 he joined ‘The Mirror’ and developed a reputation of being aggressive and controversial. He ran inside stories on the royal family, opposed Britain’s involvement in the Iraqi war and published articles criticizing the British government. He lost his post in 2004 over different story.
In May 2005 together with Matthew Feud the bought Press Gazette, a media trade publication together with its “cash cow”, the British Press Awards, in a deal worth £1 million. Press Gazette entered administrative receivership toward the end of 2006, before being sold to a trade buyer.
On 4th May 2006 he launched First News, a weekly paper aimed at seven to 14-year-olds. In September 2014 he became the editor-at-large of the Mail Online website’s US operation. He also writes several columns a week. He also writes a weekly diary for the Mail on Sunday Event magazine, having also written one for its predecessor Live.
Piers Morgan Age
He was born on 30th March 1965 (52 years as at 2017)
Piers Morgan Height
Piers stands at 1.85 m/ 6ft
Piers Morgan Family
Piers was born to Vincent Eamonn O’Meara, an Irish dentist originally from County Offaly, and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille (née Oliver). His father died when he was 11 months old and his mother remarried to Glynne Pughe-Morgan, a Welsh publican later in the meat distribution business.
Piers Morgan Wife
In 1991 he married Marion Shalloe and they had three sons Spencer, Stanley, Alber but they divorced in 2008. In 2010 he married Celia Walden, a newspaper columnist and feature writer.
Piers Morgan Net worth
Morgan has an estimated net worth of $20 million (£15.4 million) according to Celebrity Net Worth website.
Piers Morgan Wife
In 2010 Piers married Celia Walden who is a journalist, novelist and critic. Her father is former Conservative MP George Walden. Celia for the Daily Mail before becoming the last editor of The Daily Telegraph’s diary section Spy. At the time readers complained that her byline picture showed too much flesh.
Piers and Celia began dating in 2006, when he was separated but not divorced from his first wife. Piers in a tweet revealed that he met Celia when he was asked to interview her for British GQ. Piers was previously married to Marion Shalloe (1991 – 2008)
Piers Morgan Children/ Piers Morgan Kids
Piers Morgan Son
Piers has three sons from his first marriage to Marion: Spencer William Morgan who was born in July 1993, Stanley Christopher Morgan born in June 1997, Albert Douglas Morgan born in December 2000
Piers Morgan Daughter
Piers together with his wife Celia has a daughter together, Elise Morgan who was born in November 2011.
Piers Morgan CNN
On 17th January 2011 Morgan made his CNN debut with his show Piers Morgan Live. The show showed poor ratings and was cancelled in February 2014 and ended its run in March 2014. Morgan said he was “a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it.”
Piers Morgan Good Morning Britain
On 13th April he joined God Morning Britain on ITV as a guest host, hosting for five episodes, until 17th April 2015 before becoming a permanent co-host in November 2015, appearing alongside Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins.
Piers Morgan Life Stories
Life Stories is a British television chat show on ITV. It is recorded in front of a studio audience, each episode is devoted to one celebrity guest. Episodes are filmed at The London Studios, although episodes were previously made at Teddington Studios and BBC Television Centre between one and two weeks before they were aired on television. From 2011 onwards, Morgan taped all of the episodes in advance before the series began, due to his then-commitment to the U.S. CNN channel.
Piers Morgan Women Who Kill/ Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan presented a two- series television documentary series on ITV, Killer Women with Piers Morgan, where he interviewed convicted American women murderers. The first series was broadcast in May 2016, and the second series began its run in June 2017.
Among those interviewed in the first series was Erin Caffey, who’s boyfriend Charlie Wilkinson and his friend Charles Wade shot and stabbed her mother and two brothers to death in 2008. In the second series Morgan interviewed Rebecca Fenton, who murdered her husband; and Amber Wright, who took part in the murder of her teenage boyfriend.
Piers Morgan TV Shows
- Since 2014: Good Morning Britain
- Since 2009: Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
- 2011 – 2014: Piers Morgan Live
- Since 2007: Britain’s Got Talent
- Since 2006: America’s Got Talent
- 2004 – 2010: The Apprentice
- 2008: The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan
- Since 2009: I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story
- 2000 – 2003: The Dooley and Pals Show
- Since 2006: You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous
- Since 2008: Piers Morgan On…
- Since 2003: The Importance of Being Famous
- Since 2009: Ant and Dec’s Christmas Show
- Since 2006: The World’s Got Talent
Piers Morgan Books
- 2005: The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade
- 2013: Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney
- 2009: God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit
- 2007: Don’t You Know Who I Am?
- 2004: Va Va Voom!
- 1992: To Dream a Dream
- 2013: The Hot Seat: Love, War, and Cable News
- 2005: Piers Morgan: The Classic Interviews
Piers Morgan Arsenal
Piers is a fan of Premier League football club Arsenal F.C. He was a consistent critic of Arsène Wenger, former Arsenal manager and for many occasions he called for his sacking. In 2015 Bob Wilson, former Arsenal goalkeeper termed Morgan as an “incredibly pompous individual” for his constant criticism of Arsène Wenger.
On 26th April 2015 when Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal midfielder, met Morgan he refused to shake his hand due to the criticism he received from Morgan during the 2012–13 season. Morgan responded by calling Ramsey ‘whatshisname’.
Piers Morgan Trump
Morgan was the winner of the U.S. celebrity version of The Apprentice, in 2008. He was eventually the overall winner, being named Celebrity Apprentice by host Donald Trump on 27 March, ahead of fellow finalist, American country music star Trace Adkins, and having raised substantially more cash than all the other contestants combined.
Morgan interviewed Donald Trump on Good Morning Britain in March 2016. He predicted Trump’s election as President of the United States and describes himself as a close personal friend of Trump.
Donald Trump Piers Morgan Full Interview/ Piers Morgan Interview Trump/ Piers Morgan Trump Interview
Piers Morgan Womens March
Morgan strongly objected to the Women’s March on Washington on 21 January 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, describing protesters as “rabid feminists”. The actor Ewan McGregor was booked for Good Morning Britain the following Tuesday, but pulled out after arriving at the studios when he discovered Morgan would be conducting the interview. He disagreed with Morgan’s statements on the women’s march.
Piers Morgan Ewan Mcgregor
Ewan Mcgregor cancelled an interview with Morgan after he disagreed with his scathing comments about the Women’s March against Donald Trump. Morgan suggested the global protests were “vacuous” and attracted “rabid feminists”.
Morgan hit Ewan on a his column on the US Mail Online, the headline described the actor as a “paedophile-loving hypocrite”.
Piers Morgan Craig David
Piers Morgan was slammed on Twitter after he mocked Daniel Craig for carrying his infant daughter in a baby carrier. He tweeted a photo of Craig with his daughter and captioned it with the hashtag #emasculatedBond and the word #papoose, a term appropriated to mean a child carrier.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
Piers Morgan Tess Holiday
Tess Holiday is an American plus size model who weighs 300lbs (21.4 stone) and appeared on the cover of cover of UK Cosmopolitan in September 2018. Piers tweeted the photo of the model and captioned it: ‘As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo. Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity. What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models.’
Piers wrote an open letter to Tess
We don’t know each other.
In fact, until several weeks ago, I had never heard of you.
Then you appeared as the cover star of Cosmopolitan magazine, wearing a green swimsuit and blowing a kiss under the headline: ‘A SUPERMODEL ROARS! TESS HOLLIDAY WANTS THE HATERS TO KISS HER ASS.’
It was a very striking, newsworthy cover because you are 5ft 3in and weigh over 300lbs.
As such, you are someone suffering from morbid obesity.
That’s not me being a ‘fat-shaming douchebag’, as your legion of fans will doubtless immediately scream.
That’s just a fact.
The medical establishment gives that definition to anyone who is more than 100lbs overweight or has a BMI (Body Mass Index – the ratio of an individual’s height to his or her weight) of 40 or more.
Morbid obesity, as its name suggests, is a very serious health condition.
Those who are diagnosed with it are at greater risk for illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, gallstones, osteoarthritis, heart disease and cancer.
In other words, it can kill you.
Yet Cosmopolitan sat you in a throne and declared you’re ‘a role model for others who’ve been excluded this way’, you’re ‘downright honest’ and you’re ‘everything the fashion industry needs right now’ because you ‘don’t conform to the narrow standard of beauty that’s been set by society.’
What a load of absolute nonsense.
As with size zero models, your body image is one that people – not least yourself – should be deterred from celebrating because it’s unhealthy.
In the accompanying interview, you explained why you started your online #effyourbeautystandards campaign:
‘I created it out of frustration. I was angry and sad that people kept commenting on my pictures saying, “You’re too fat to wear that!” or “Cover up!” And then one night, I was lying in bed and thought, “F*ck that! So I posted an image with four photographs of myself wearing things that fat women are often told we ‘can’t wear’ and encouraged others to do the same.’
I can understand the desire to do that.
But then you said: ‘I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.’
Sorry, Tess, and I say this with great respect, but I just don’t believe you.
Nobody, male or female, could see their weight surge to over 300lbs if they’re just 5ft 3in tall, and be genuinely happy.
Right now, I think you’re trapped in a hellish spiral of self-delusion in which your soaring fame and fortune is entirely dependent on you remaining morbidly obese.
You’re only getting the cover of Cosmo and endless TV appearances because you’re massively, dangerously overweight yet feigning joy.
In your heart, you must know this?
The editors and producers paying you large sums of money to glamourize your morbid obesity are cynically exploiting you.
They’re your enablers.
Before you ask, I’m no body perfect myself.
I’m 6ft 1in and weigh around 215bs.
My doctor says I’m reasonably fit for a man of 53, but he’d like to see me get under 200lbs.
And so would I.
That’s why I work out three or four times week, and am being more careful what I eat and drink.
Unlike you, when I see a fat-looking photo of myself, I don’t cheer, I cringe.
Losing weight isn’t easy.
But the first step is brutal honesty.
In Britain, a well-known politician named Tom Watson has just revealed how he lost more than 100lbs in the past year by cutting out a lot of stuff he loves – sugar, bread, cheese, beer etc – and working out.
By doing so, he has actually reversed his Type 2 Diabetes.
It was being diagnosed with that condition in 2015 that compelled him to take dramatic action to change his lifestyle.
‘The overwhelming emotion was shame,’ he admitted. ‘I felt frightened and ashamed that I had come to this point, and guilty.’
He didn’t do anything immediately.
‘For a year or two, I was in denial. Then I started to read a lot more and realised that if I got my weight down, it would affect my insulin level and blood pressure.’
He admits that his early workouts were ‘humiliating and pathetic’.
But he kept at it, and began to lose weight. He felt better, too, with way more energy to play with his children.’
Now he says: ‘Every day, I wake up happier and more relaxed, clearer-thinking.’
I believe him.
You should believe him, too, and stop believing your enablers.
More importantly, stop lying to yourself, Tess.
You have two young sons; one of 13, the other just two years old.
They need you to stay alive and be their mum.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time you faced up to it.
On Tuesday, you posted a very unedifying semi-naked Instagram photo of yourself to your 1.7 million followers.
You wrote the following words to go with it: ‘@lizzobeeating told me to caption this photo “Damn…that look good”.’
The friend that told you to write that caption is plus-sized rapper Lizzo, who doubtless cheered you on when she saw it.
But when I saw your photo, which quickly went viral on Twitter, my heart sank.
‘This is very sad,’ I tweeted. ‘She badly needs better friends, who are going to be more honest with her and explain she is dangerously overweight and should do something about it.’
You replied: ‘The last 2 weeks you’ve been obsessed with me. Makes me feel like you’re almost into thicker girls & too afraid to admit it.’
OK, well first, I love women of all shapes and sizes.
Second, I’m not obsessed with you, I’m worried about you.
We can keep having a pop at each other on Twitter, and fuel the supposed ‘feud’ between us.
But ultimately, I’m not criticising you for a bit of social media fun or to score a few cheap points at your expense.
I’m doing it because I genuinely feel you are promoting a very dangerous message, and because I am genuinely concerned that your own life will be in danger if you continue down this path.
If your own friends are telling you that you look ‘damn good’ in a photo that is so obviously deeply unflattering, then as I said, you need better friends.
A real friend would be telling you what I am telling you.
Tess, the most inspirational thing you could do right now is start to LOSE weight, not put even more on.
Imagine what a powerful message it would send to the millions of other Americans with morbid obesity if you could do what Tom Watson has done?
The bottom line is that there’s nothing remotely powerful or inspiring about a 5ft 3in person breaking the scales at 300lbs.
It’s just a guaranteed pathway to sickness, misery and possible death.
So I urge you to stop pretending your body is radiating some great ‘positive image’ to the world.
Wake up, shape up and be the brilliant role model you COULD be if you just stopped listening to those fools who want to celebrate your morbid obesity.
You can do it, and I will be the first to salute, and celebrate you if you do.
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