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Piers Morgan

Kirsty Young's castaway is journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan.

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]

Favourite track: Mambo Italiano by Dean Martin
Book: An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
Luxury: My cricket bat.

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • The Rolling Stones

    Start Me Up

    • Forty Licks.
    • Virgin.
  • Charles Aznavour

    For Me... Formidable

    • 20 Chansons D’Or.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Dean Martin

      Mambo Italiano

      • The Best of ‘The Capitol Years’.
      • Capitol.
  • Chris Potter

    Yesterday

    • Underground.
    • Universal Music.
  • The Beatles

    Let It Be

    • Let It Be.
    • Parlophone.
  • Original Broadway Cast

    Sunset Boulevard

    • Sunset Boulevard.
    • Really Useful.
  • Stevie Wonder

    You and I

    • Ballad Collection: Stevie Wonder.
    • Motown.
  • Monty Python

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    • The Best Comedy Album in the World ever.
    • Virgin.
  • Book Choice

    • An Evil Cradling - Brian Keenan

  • Luxury Choice

    • My cricket bat

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Piers Morgan

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