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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 07 Jun 2009

Journalist, Television presenter

Kirsty Young's castaway is the journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan. He spent more than a decade as a Fleet Street editor and pioneered a style of journalism that devoured the day-to-day lives of celebrities. Now, he has become something of a celebrity himself, fronting a TV interview programme and sitting as a judge on both America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent. He is, according to one friend, 'the ultimate proof that self-confidence and self-belief can become a self-fulfilling prophecy'.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

The Rolling Stones

1.

The Rolling Stones

Start Me Up

Performer: The Rolling Stones

Others who chose this artist

Charles Aznavour

2.

Charles Aznavour

For Me... Formidable

Performer: Charles Aznavour

Others who chose this artist

Dean Martin

3.

Castaway's favourite

Dean Martin

Mambo Italiano

Performer: Dean Martin

Others who chose this artist

Chris Potter

4.

Chris Potter

Yesterday

Performer: Chris Potter

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

5.

The Beatles

Let It Be

Performer: The Beatles

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Original Broadway Cast

6.

Original Broadway Cast

Sunset Boulevard

Performer: Original Broadway Cast

Stevie Wonder

7.

Stevie Wonder

You and I

Performer: Stevie Wonder

Others who chose this artist

Monty Python

8.

Monty Python

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Performer: Monty Python

Others who chose this artist

Book

An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

My cricket bat

Others who chose a similar luxury

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