Monday, 2 June 2008

Piers Morgan signs two-year deal with ITV

Piers Morgan has signed an exclusive two-year deal with ITV, it has emerged.

The former editor of the Daily Mirror is currently on the judging panel of ITV 1's Britain's Got Talent and will return for its third series, it has been confirmed.

After a successful stint presenting Sandbanks, a three-part documentary series about the exclusive south coast resort which attracted 3.1 million viewers, Morgan will helm three more documentaries for ITV in 2009.

Peter Fincham, ITV's director of television called Morgan "one of the most sought-after and popular entertainment personalities on British television".

"I'm delighted that we have been able to secure an exclusive partnership with him on ITV."

Morgan himself said he was "delighted to be joining ITV at such an exciting time of change and evolution for the network".

"[I] look forward to making some innovative new entertainment programmes over the next few years," he said.

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