Piers Morgan quits Life Stories with Kate Garraway taking over as host

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Piers will leave ITV Life Stories at the end of 2021 (Picture: ITV)

Piers Morgan has quit as host of Life Stories, with final guest Kate Garraway named as his replacement.

Piers sensationally left his role on Good Morning Britain earlier this year and is set to quit his other long-running ITV gig too.

His pal Kate will be his last guest, and then take over from the TV veteran for the final three episodes of the series.

Piers quickly gave out further info on Twitter after telling his fans he was about to announce some news in the late hours of Thursday evening.

He shared: ‘BREAKING NEWS: I’m quitting Life Stories after 12 years and 100 shows.

‘My final one will be with ⁦my fabulous friend @kategarraway ⁩ and she will then present the remaining 3 planned shows of the next series as I leave ITV to host my new global daily show. It’s been a blast!’

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An ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk in response: ‘Piers and ITV have agreed that his interview with Kate Garraway for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories will be his last; and that Kate will take over the baton on his behalf for the remaining three episodes of the forthcoming series.

Kate is set to take over for the last spell of Piers’ show (Picture: Instagram/@piersmorgan)

‘We would like to thank Piers for over a hundred engaging, compelling and insightful Life Stories over the past 12 years where his interviewees have included the very best names in showbiz, business and politics. We wish him the very best of luck with all of his future ventures.’

‘Kate is a brilliant journalist and an inquisitive interviewer and we look forward to her forthcoming three shows.’

The pair are expected to have an extensive chat about Kate’s fabulous career as well as the recent difficulties the Covid-19 pandemic brought into her life.

Her husband Derek Draper experienced complications after contracting Covid-19 and still remains unwell and recovering at their family home.

Piers previously told The Sun: ‘I can’t think of anyone who I’d rather finish my run with.

‘Kate was a wonderfully loyal colleague during my five years on Good Morning Britain and is one of my favourite people in the world.

‘How she’s handled the devastating situation with Derek sums her up. She’ll be as brilliant at Life Stories as she is at everything else.’

The journalist will be joining News Corp’s new TV channel, Talk TV, in early 2022 after having struck up multiple deals with the brand.

Kate told the publication: ‘I’d never try to be Piers. But he did say you’ll be gripping and wonderful in your own right.’

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