Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan has reportedly landed an exclusive £2 million-a-year golden handcuffs deal with ITV.
It’s thought that the deal will not only cover his role on Britain’s Got Talent but also his own primetime chat show, according to reports in The Sun.
An ITV source said: “Piers is like Marmite – you either love him or hate him.
“He’s doing a lot for ITV and it makes sense to get him on an exclusive deal. We have the biggest names on TV with ITV – Simon Cowell and Ant and Dec. Now we have Morgan!”
A source close to the former newspaper editor confirmed: “He is close to signing.”
Piers is currently filming America’s Got Talent in Las Vegas with Sharon Osbourne, and is also working on programme for BBC1 about the dark side of fame.
But sources say the BBC show will be Piers’ last non-ITV programme before his new deal takes effect.
Love him or loathe him, it seems that Piers is something of a hit with the ladies.
Piers was recently voted Britain’s sixth ‘hottest hunk’ by readers of Woman’s Own.