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Piers Morgan is a British journalist and TV personality born as Piers Stefan O’Meara. Born in Newick, Sussex, England, Morgan had a hard time as a child after he lost his father when he was still an infant and his mother was to remarry later, after which he took his stepfather’s surname, becoming Piers Pughe-Morgan. He currently serves as a presenter of the shows ‘Good Morning Britain’ and ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’.
Piers Morgan Biography
Piers Morgan is trending today as a result of a twitter troll where the Tv personality seek to interview Uju Anya which she turned down the interview. He is a popular British Journalist who also works as the editorial director of the British children newspaper ‘First News.’
Piers Morgan won the 7th season of the US version of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. The Journalist also served as a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ in the past.
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Piers Morgan has authored several books, which amongst them includes four volumes of memoirs.
He had to attend a local comprehensive school after his family could not send him to an independent school. While at school, he had a tough time fitting in and was even bullied. Despite all the hardships, Morgan successfully pursued a career in journalism. Starting small, he worked hard to become one of the most sought after journalists in his country. He is also known to be a controversial media personality and has been involved in numerous feuds with famous celebrities.
Early life and education
Morgan was born Piers Stefan O’Meara on 30 March 1965 in Surrey, the son of Vincent Eamonn O’Meara, an Irish dentist from County Offaly, and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille (née Oliver), an English woman who raised Morgan Catholic. He has a brother, Jeremy, who is older than him by two years. A few months after his birth, the family moved to Newick, East Sussex. His father died when Morgan was 11 months old; his mother later married Glynne Pughe-Morgan a Welsh pub landlord who later worked in the meat distribution business, and he took his stepfather’s surname. He was educated at the independent Cumnor House prep school between the ages of seven and 13, then Chailey School, a comprehensive secondary school in Chailey, followed by Priory School, Lewes, for sixth form. After nine months at Lloyd’s of London, Morgan studied journalism at Harlow College, joining the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985.
Piers Morgan Career
Piers Morgan Personal life
Piers Morgan is married to Marion Shalloe, a hospital ward sister, in 1991. The couple had three sons, and separated in 2004 before divorcing in 2008. In June 2010, he married his second wife, journalist Celia Walden, daughter of the former Conservative MP George Walden. On 25 November 2011, Walden gave birth to a daughter, her first child and Morgan’s fourth.