Piers Morgan could be headed back to British screens, amid reports he is in talks with ITV.

The 49-year-old host, who was dropped from US network CNN in February, is said to be in discussions with the UK channel over a new contract, which would see him front six more episodes of his Life Stories chat show. A new show, described as a ‘factual series’, is also in the works.

A source told The Sun: “We are talking to Piers about an initial run of six episodes of Life Stories next year and a new factual series. Negotiations are still ongoing and haven’t concluded yet.”

The former Daily Mirror editor signed off from prime-time talk show Piers Morgan Live for the final time in March, after three years as its host.

Piers previously said he was interested in making a return to UK screens.

“I have got plenty of offers to do stuff, but I have a good relationship with ITV and we are both keen to keep it going. We will sit down and talk about the future. But I want to do more,” he said.

“Money is never irrelevant, but it is not my motivating factor for doing Life Stories. I do it because I want to do a show in Britain. I am British and it keeps my hand in there,” he added.