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Celebrity Big Brother bows out with 2.1 million viewers

13 September 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The final of Celebrity Big Brother 2014 was watched by 2.1m last night (September 12), as Gary Busey was crowned the winner.

Overnight data suggests that Channel 5 took an 11.4% average share of the audience from 9pm, with an additional 56.8k (0.4%) tuning in an hour later on +1.

Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side followed at 10.45pm, falling short of the million mark with 977.5k watching (9%) (+1: 70.2k, 1.2%).

Other than soaps, BBC One's Would I lie to You? was the most watched primetime show. Guest panellists Fiona Bruce, Micky Flanagan, Steve Jones and Claudia Winkleman entertained 2.79m (13.6%) from 8.30pm - 9pm.

The latest episode of Boomers also performed well, with an average of 2.65m viewers at 9pm (13.2%), while the new series of Big School continued with 2.34m (12.1%) from 9.30pm.

Over on BBC Two, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice sweetened 2.50m (12.4%), as Jo Brand and fans looked back at European cake week. »

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Alan Carr vs Piers Morgan on Chatty Man: 'We're gonna be friends now'

12 September 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alan Carr and Piers Morgan have put water firmly under the bridge after years of snarky comments about each other online.

The Life Stories presenter appears on tonight's (September 12) Chatty Man, with the pair confronting each other over past burns and disses.

"You started it," Morgan pipes up. "You did an interview saying you wanted my job on Britain's Got Talent. That's like saying I want your job as an interviewer. I am available, obviously."

Carr fought back: "I said you were the most annoying man on telly - it got misquoted."

The comic then read out Morgan's previous description of him, saying: "He has not merely an irritating voice, he has quite possibly the most excruciatingly high pitched, whiny, helium-filled, nasal, repugnant voice in the history of mankind, with the possible exception of the Krankies."

Morgan replied: "I'm very sorry for any offence that caused. I was right, but »

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Piers Morgan on phone hacking movie: 'George Clooney should play me'

12 September 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Piers Morgan has proposed that George Clooney should play him in the upcoming movie about the News International phone hacking scandal.

Clooney is signed up to direct the film, which is based on journalist Nick Davies's book Hack Attack, and bookmakers are currently taking bets on who will be cast in the lead roles.

Watch Piers Morgan discussing hacking, Britain's Got Talent and Jeremy Clarkson:

When asked who he would like to play him in the movie, Morgan told Digital Spy: "I hear Brad Pitt fancies it. Pitt would be the aesthetically correct person to play me.

"But I suspect Clooney will want a run at me. I've always got on with George and I'm sure he's thinking, 'What can be better for my career right now than playing Piers Morgan in a movie?'"

Clooney has described the film, which centres on the shutting down of the News of the World, »

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Piers Morgan: 'I would never drive Jeremy Clarkson's grubby little cars'

12 September 2014 4:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has made another cheeky dig at Jeremy Clarkson, insisting that he wouldn't ever appear on Top Gear because the cars aren't good enough for him.

Despite the duo calling a truce this summer on their famous rivalry, Morgan said that the likelihood of Clarkson appearing on his chat show Life Stories was "somewhere between Bob Hope and No Hope".

Watch Piers Morgan talking to Digital Spy about Clarkson, hacking and Britain's Got Talent:

When asked whether he would consider guesting on Top Gear, Morgan replied cheekily: "I would, but I don't drive reasonably priced cars."

He added that he would only take part if there was a one-off segment for "very expensive cars" so that he could ride around in his Aston Martin.

"I'm not driving around in one of [Jeremy's] grubby little cars," added Morgan.

The animosity between the pair dates back to Morgan's days as a tabloid editor, »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Tyrant, CBB: Live Final

12 September 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Would I Lie to You?: BBC One, 8.30pm

The panel show that would make Pinocchio fairly flustered returns for an eighth series. Fiona Bruce, Claudia Winkleman, Steve Jones and Micky Flanagan join the regulars this evening, and will all have to tell (or pretend to tell) outrageously tall tales in an attempt to hoodwink the other team.

Who performed a striptease at a boring hen do? Who saved P Diddy's life? Did either of these things actually happen? Find out tonight.

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Final: Channel 5, 9pm

The eventful series will finally come to a close tonight, with Emma Willis on hand to crown the celebrity winner. Expect snap interviews, countless boos, and runners-up who will try (and probably fail) not to look too gutted.

Tyrant: Fox UK, 9pm

From the creative force behind Homeland comes this intense political drama, which follows the son of a »

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Freddie Flintoff on bulimia struggle: 'I felt like I couldn't speak out'

12 September 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Freddie Flintoff has opened up about his past struggle with bulimia.

Speaking to Piers Morgan on his latest series of Life Stories, the cricketer said that he felt he couldn't talk to anybody about his problem, because of his sporting background.

Asked about the origin of his eating disorder, he said: "I can't remember the first time (I made myself sick) but I did it when I had eaten something which I thought, I'm going to put weight on with this, or I had too much to drink, that's when it started.

"Then it slowly crept in more and more. I remember we had this chat, the England team were sat down and you get this drugs advisor coming in to tell you about drugs in sport.

"One by one they come, these different people. There was a woman who was a dietician and she started saying about diet and how she dealt with models, »

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Why You'll Love James Corden, From a British Person

9 September 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

James Corden may not be a familiar face in the Us yet, but over at Popsugar UK, we've been watching the guy for years. From TV dramas to self-penned comedies, stage appearances, and sci-fi cameos, not to mention hosting gigs and charity skits, you can't go far in the UK without stumbling across this man. The good news is that despite us reaching peak Corden capacity and deciding to send him over to the Us to be the new host of The Late Late Show, he's a little more loved than other recent British exports (I'm so sorry about Piers Morgan, but please do feel free to keep him). From his memorable role as Smithy to his well-documented obsession with a particular British boy band (no, not that one), there's a lot to love about Corden. So sit back and allow me to introduce you to the English lad who »

- Gemma-Cartwright

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Piers Morgan hints at Britain's Got Talent return: I'm ratings booster

6 September 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has confirmed to Digital Spy that he's held talks with Simon Cowell, meaning that a return to Britain's Got Talent for 2015 could be on the cards.

Watch Piers Morgan talk Britain's Got Talent, hacking, Madonna and Jeremy Clarkson:

"I have seen Simon Cowell. We've had talks about all sorts of things. I'd love to work with him again," said Morgan.

"We got 19 million viewers when I did [Britain's Got Talent]. Now they get half of that.

"If was I Simon, I'd do the maths. Bring back the ratings booster."

The judging panel for next year's Britain's Got Talent has yet to be confirmed, but there are rumours that David Walliams may exit the show after two years as a judge.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories airs on Friday nights at 9pm on ITV. »

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Piers Morgan: I wouldn't interview Madonna if she begged me

6 September 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has reignited his ongoing feud with Madonna, insisting that she remains "banned" from all TV shows that he works on.

Piers Morgan talks Madonna, Jeremy Clarkson, hacking and more:

The Life Stories host said that the ban he placed on the Us popstar from appearing on his CNN show was still in action on his British chat show.

"She's also banned from Life Stories," he told Digital Spy.

"If Madonna was in here now, naked, and begged me and offered herself on a plate, I would run a mile. And then I'd reinforce the ban for another 10 years."

He added: "If you're watching, [Madonna], you're not coming on. stop begging me."

Morgan suggested that one potential interview for Life Stories that might be back on the cards would be Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

The TV duo ended a lengthy and nasty media feud over the summer and Morgan »

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Celebrity Big Brother's double eviction peaks with 1.74 million

6 September 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The latest Celebrity Big Brother live eviction peaked with 1.74 million viewers on Channel 5.

Friday's (September 5) double eviction entertained an average audience of 1.61 million (8.4%) from 9pm, as Kellie Maloney and Stephanie Pratt were the latest to leave the house.

In a change from the regularly scheduled programming, it was followed by 811k (5.9%) for an episode of The Joan Rivers Position and 519k (0.9%) for Big Brother's Bit on the Side.

The One Show kicked off the evening with 2.95 million (17.2%) at 7pm on BBC One. It was followed by 2.57 million (13.7%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm, and 2.62 million (13%) for Scrappers at 8.30pm.

BBC One's steady viewing figures continued with 2.86 million (14.1%) for Boomers at 9pm, followed by 2.64 million (13.2%) for Big School.

Outnumbered and Live at the Apollo ended the evening with respective viewing figures of 1.83 million (14.3%) and 1.22 million (12.3%).

Over on ITV, Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun entertained 2.62 million (13.4%) at 8pm, »

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Alesha Dixon reveals strained relationship with her father

4 September 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alesha Dixon has opened up about her strained relationship with her father and how she dealt with her divorce from Mc Harvey.

Speaking to Piers Morgan on his latest series of Life Stories, the Britain's Got Talent judge revealed that her dad is yet to meet his granddaughter Azura Sienna.

When asked how long it has been since she saw her father, Dixon said: "A couple of years ago maybe. I think it's very difficult when you don't have a dad that lives at home with you and they have a new family. It takes time to get that to work.

"Unfortunately for my dad and I, it didn't really work, so there were times he would be in my life and things would be brilliant and then for some reason, I'm not even sure myself why, the relationship breaks down."

Dixon also told Morgan of the lowest point in her life, »

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Piers Morgan Says He Turned Down New CNN Contract

2 September 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Piers Morgan says he has turned down an offer to remain with CNN. The talk show host's relationship with the network didn't officially end with the cancellation of his show in March — but it is over now. Morgan's contract with the network just ended, and he shared the news on Twitter Tuesday. He said he had turned down an offer from CNN chief Jeff Zucker to host 40 specials over the next two years. Also read: Piers Morgan, Immigrant With Job No American Wants, Faces Deportation “Breaking News: I am no longer a @CNN employee,” he wrote. “I was offered a. »

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Piers Morgan Announces Official CNN Exit, Says It's to Time to Try "Pastures New"

2 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's official: Piers Morgan and CNN are done. The host took to Twitter to confirm he was leaving the news network. "Breaking News: I am no longer a @CNN employee. I was offered a new 2-year deal by @CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'specials,'" he tweeted. "But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it—and to try pastures new. I had a fantastic time in my 4 years @CNN and have huge respect for Jeff & all the people who work there. Great company, great network." He continued his series of tweets with a barb at the National Rifle Association. "I wouldn't crack the champagne open too quickly thought, @NRA—I haven't finished with you lot »

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Piers Morgan Exits CNN After Turning Down 2-Year Deal

2 September 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Piers Morgan, the CNN primetime host whose efforts to provide the network with a new type of celebrity-interview show met with ratings headwinds, has officially left the cable news channel after declining a new two-year deal that would have made him the host of  a sporadic interview series.

“I was offered a new 2-year deal by CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview ‘specials,'” Morgan said via Twitter. “But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it – and to try pastures new.”

Morgan began anchoring the network’s 9 p.m. slot in January 2011, replacing the durable “Larry King Live” with a celebrity-interview show that did not always hit the target with CNN viewers.  The program, in which Morgan could be seen breaking away from conversations with perplexed guests like Gregg Allman to ask if they had inadvertently given him a scoop in their responses, proved to be »

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The FBI Gets Involved in Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photo Leak

2 September 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

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Piers Morgan Officially Exits CNN, Says He Declined Two-Year Deal

2 September 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Piers Morgan is no longer with CNN, the host tweeted Tuesday morning. His talk show, Piers Morgan Live, was canceled in February, with the final episode airing at the end of March. But Morgan's future with the network remained up in the air, with the host telling The New York Times in February, "I’d like to do work — interviews with big celebrities and powerful people — that is better suited to what I do well and fit with what [CNN president] Jeff [Zucker] is trying to do with the network." But Morgan said Tuesday that he turned down

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Piers Morgan Leaves CNN "to Try Pastures New," Announces Exit on Twitter

2 September 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Parting is such sweet sorrow! Piers Morgan bid farewell to CNN on Tuesday, Sept. 2, announcing his exit from the network via Twitter. "Breaking News: I am no longer a @CNN employee," the newscaster, 49, tweeted Tuesday morning.  He went on to explain that the end of his employment with CNN was his choice.  "I was offered a new 2-year deal by @CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'specials,'" Morgan wrote. "But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it - and to try pastures [...] »

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Gary Lineker on Motd goatee tweets: 'It's a Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill tribute'

1 September 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gary Lineker took a punt and sported a brand new goatee on Match of the Day at the weekend.

The presenter's new look didn't go unnoticed with the BBC One viewers, who quickly took to Twitter to let him know that it wasn't a great look.

@GaryLineker Not sure about the oul face furniture there, Mr Lineker

Michael Smiley (@mrmichaelsmiley) August 30, 2014

Evening, d'Artagnan... @GaryLineker @Bbcmotd

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 30, 2014

Russell Brand appeared to be a fan of the beard, before Lineker offered his explanation behind his Three Musketeers homage.

"@rustyrockets: Goatee @GaryLineker? This is a new era #Motd" August 30, 2014

After mounting pressure, Lineker gave in and gave the public what they wanted - for the goatee to go.

Seems like the overall verdict was great show, crap goatee! It's going.

Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 30, 2014

On Sunday morning (August 31), it appears that the negative reviews didn't stop, as the Match of the Day repeat started airing. »

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5 reasons we really need Chris Evans to bring back Tfi Friday

28 August 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You couldn't get much more '90s than Tfi Friday. Even if you watched an episode of Friends while wearing a fisherman's hat with Shed Seven playing 'Chasing Rainbows' at the same time in your living room, it still wouldn't be as '90s as Chris Evans stood at a bar, shouting "Wiiiiiilll" in between bursts of 'The Riverboat Song'.

So when Chris Evans revealed over the Bank Holiday that Channel 4 had approached him to revive the show to mark its 20th anniversary next year (it isn't actually 20 until 2016, but let's not quibble over small details), there were understandably a few groans from people who thought the rowdy entertainment show should be left in the decade of Cool Britannia, Hooch and Kula Shaker.

But we disagree, for the five following reasons:

1. Tfi was live. Tfi was unpredictable.

Well, it was normally live. It was until Shaun Ryder »

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Piers Morgan Most Hated U.K. Personality on Twitter

27 August 2014 1:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Piers Morgan isn’t exactly one to hold back on social media, regularly doling out insults via Twitter to the likes of Madonna, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and various U.K. soccer players. But it seems the former CNN host is also high on the list of personalities on the receiving end of online verbal attacks. According to a study for U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times, Morgan receives abuse in 8.7 percent of tweets sent to him, higher than any other U.K. celebrity. Ricky Gervais, another prolific Twitter user, receives abuse in 2.6 percent. The study,

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- Alex Ritman

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