'Piers Morgan Live' Workers Happy Show Was Canceled? 'He Was Rude And Belligerent' [REPORT]

on February 25 2014 10:38 PM
CNN host Piers Morgan
Talk show host Piers Morgan REUTERS

Cheerio, Piers Morgan, and apparently good riddance! Even his own co-workers are reportedly happy his show got canceled, at least according to sources. Supposedly those who were on staff at CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” are elated the news network gave the show the boot, insiders told the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l.

It was widely reported the show was canceled due to poor ratings and a bad attitude on Morgan’s part-- apparently network head Jeff Zucker had had enough, and made the choice to cut the show and the outspoken Brit from the network.

But ratings weren’t Morgan’s only problem. He reportedly was rude to the people around him and talked down to his staffers.

“The makeup girls suffered the worst-- he was rude and belligerent,” one source told Confidenti@l. “The general feeling is Morgan didn’t show any respect to anyone working under him — the people who were trying to make him look good.” another said about the British journalist: “He was always such an a------ to people working for him.”

Though his last show is rumored to be this week, no specific end date has been announced. His contract, however, does not end until September. He replaced Larry King in the 9 p.m. slot three years ago and his elimination from the network apparently is no big surprise.

"It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings," Morgan, 48, told The New York Times. "Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there's no doubt there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it." 

Morgan, who is an avid Tweeter, has not commented on the end of his show. Instead, he promoted his show and seemed to avoid any chatter about the cancellation of “Piers Morgan Live.”

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