Four years after he left the show, Piers Morgan has announced that he’ll be returning to the panel of ‘America’s Got Talent’ this year – as a guest judge. The British columnist and talking head announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday just ahead of the premiere of the show’s new season.

The tenth season of the NBC favourite kicked off last night (Tuesday May 26th), and the sometimes controversial journalist posted on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: America's Got Talent returns for Season 10 tonight... and I return to the judges' desk later this summer.”

Piers MorganPiers Morgan is returning to 'America's Got Talent' as a guest judge

Morgan was a regular judge on the variety show from 2006 until 2011, juggling his duties with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ from 2007 to 2010. In the intervening time he launched his chat show ‘Piers Morgan Live’ on CNN in January 2011 in Larry King’s timeslot, which was eventually cancelled early last year.

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The 50 year old will appear for one week only at some point during the series, which runs until September this year. Other guest judges will include comic actors Neil Patrick Harris and Marlon Wayans and singer Michael Bublé.

It is understood that they will sit alongside the four current permanent judges (Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B) rather than replace any of them. Guest judges will get to use the Golden Buzzer, meaning that their favourite act will automatically get to be in the live semi-finals without any of the judges being able to overturn their decision.

On Tuesday night, Morgan also wrote: “What made me go back on @nbcagt ? Well, @heidiklum & her bullhorn were pretty compelling reasons.” He’s also due to make a cameo appearance in the new Entourage movie later this year.

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