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Piers Morgan Signs Off as 'America's Got Talent' Judge

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Nov 10, 2011 | 5:43am EST

Piers MorganFor six years, Piers Morgan has been primarily recognizeable as a judge on the reality competition series America's Got Talent. In light of his relatively new gig hosting Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, a slot formerly occupied by Larry King Live, Morgan has announced that he will not be returning to America's Got Talent next season, as he is retiring from the judging position.

As the presidential race heats up, especially on the Republican side, Morgan wishes to dedicate the lot of his time focusing on political current events and reporting on issues relating. However, as seen in the video below, Morgan expressed a great deal of appreciation for his stint on America's Got Talent. Said Morgan, "I've been a judge since the show began six years ago. I've loved every single second." Morgan also sincerely thanked the show's co-creator and executive producer Simon Cowell, and his co-judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel and the show's host Nick Cannon, before joking that they would all be "very relieved to learn they no longer have to work with [him]."

So, the question is raised: who will replace Morgan on America's Got Talent?

Auditions are currently taking place for America's Got Talent's seventh season.

Source: TVLine

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