Piers Morgan Finishes CNN Run With Anti-Gun Statement "I Want More Of You To Stay Alive"

Subscribe Piers Morgan

It was announced last month that CNN and Piers Morgan will be ending their partnership in the near future.

That time has now come. On Friday (March 28th) the 48 year-old said goodbye to his show 'Piers Morgan Live' with a statement about something he has been very vocal about in the past several years, gun-control.

Morgan, who has been a supporter of stricter gun control laws, said, "more guns doesn't mean less crime," and told viewers that this wasn't an anti-America protest.

"I'm so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive," he continued.

The Brit then thanked his "great team" of the network's staff and colleagues for their "tireless work."

"We won some. We lost some, but we gave it everything we had," Morgan added. "And I've loved every minute - well almost every minute."

Prior to the final episode airing, Piers took to Twitter to express his feelings on departing from CNN.

"I leave with no regrets, many great memories, and one heartfelt hope - that America sorts out its insane gun laws, #CNN" he tweeted.

Last month it was announced the show would be cancelled due to a large drop in the ratings since Morgan debuted in January 2011. It is thought that he couldn't connect properly with the American public.

MORE: Piers Morgan blasts reports claiming he was rude to his CNN co-workers

Once this news had surfaced he released a statement that read, "It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings."

"Look, I am 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," he said. "That's run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me."

So it still seems like the door at CNN hasn't fully closed for the former 'Britain's Got Talent' judge.

Watch Piers Morgan's final goodbye below


Tags: Piers Morgan

Subscribe Piers Morgan

More Piers Morgan

It's Official: Piers Morgan Is No Longer Employed By CNN

Piers Morgan is officially no longer employed by CNN. The English broadcaster has departed from the cable network five months after 'Piers Morgan Live,' the...

Piers Morgan Declines New Deal At CNN, Announces His Departure

Piers Morgan, whose brash interviewing style looked like it may even work stateside for a short period, has left CNN, announcing his departure on Twitter....

Is Katherine Heigl's Lawsuit The Most Bizarrely Written Thing in History?

Katherine Heigl has been criticised by the British journalist turned chat show host Piers Morgan for suing pharmacy Duane Reade for $6 million after it...

Piers Morgan Criticises US Gun Laws On Last CNN Show

Piers Morgan ended his three year run on his CNN talk show Piers Morgan Live on Friday (28th March) with a plea to the US...


Piers Morgan Finishes CNN Run With Anti-Gun Statement "I Want More Of You To Stay Alive"

It was announced last month that CNN and Piers Morgan will be ending their partnership in the near future.That time has now come. On Friday...

Piers Morgan Blasts Report For Claiming He Was Rude To CNN Co-Workers

Piers Morgan hasn't had the farewell response he would have hoped for after CNN decided to pull 'Piers Morgan Live!'The television network hasn't garnered the...

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Piers Morgan in America?

Piers Morgan is no stranger to bad press. Possibly, this is because he has always received his fair share of it (particularly in recent months),...

Piers Morgan's Show Axed: What Went Wrong For The Big-Mouthed Brit?

Piers Morgan's CNN prime-time talkshow Piers Morgan Live will soon be axed due to unsatisfactory ratings, according to a recent announcement, via the NY Times....



Gerard Kennelly's picture

Gerard Kennelly

hahaha he mentioned winston churchill does piers remember what churchill said about Hitler in 1938 ?

7 months 4 weeks ago
View Comments

Piers Morgan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Piers Morgan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All