Plan to ‘kill off Piers Mor­gan’

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

Bri­tish TV per­son­al­ity and axed CNN talk show host Piers Mor­gan says TV pro­duc­ers wanted to “kill him off” in a pub­lic­ity stunt to see if the na­tion would care.

Bri­tain’s In­de­pen­dent news­pa­per re­ported that one pro­posal to kill off the an­noy­ing colum­nist was to lower him into a tank in the ocean off the South African coast and video him be­ing ripped to pieces by sharks.

The whole idea was to fake his death and see if any­one would mourn him.

“A few years ago, some­one wanted me to take part in a re­al­ity show where I would be filmed record­ing my own fake death and they would record the na­tional out­pour­ing of grief,” he re­port­edly said. “They said: ‘Ob­vi­ously some peo­ple in your fam­ily would have to know it wasn’t real – maybe your mother.’”

Mor­gan, for his part, didn’t ex­pect Bri­tain to be plunged into mourn­ing should he meet a griz­zly fate.

“I told them: ‘I don’t think you’ll be see­ing Princess Diana-like scenes if I die.’ It was an in­de­pen­dent com­pany that had ap­proached Chan­nel Four, which was very keen on the idea. It was go­ing to be called Piers Mor­gan is Dead.”

There were other ideas too, he re­port­edly said.

Piers Mor­gan

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