Piers Morgan reveals he’s returning to judge on America’s Got Talent

Morgan says he'll join the current line-up this summer and won't replace any of the existing judges

Is a talent show finally going to get the mythical fifth judge everyone’s always talking about? Piers Morgan has revealed that he’s returning to the panel of America’s Got Talent this summer, but won’t replace any of those in the current line-up. 

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As season ten gets under way in the US, Morgan tweeted: 

He then went on to clarify that he wasn’t budging anyone out of their seat:

With four judges already in attendance – Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mendel – that’s really quite the squeeze. Unless it means Morgan slotting in while Mel B is absent to film the UK X Factor – which would be news, since her spot on this year’s ITV show has until now seemed far from safe. 

On the other hand, she has managed to juggle both shows in the past, and was often to be found jetting between the two panels during last year’s series, so perhaps it will just be very cosy behind the America’s Got Talent desk. 

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Morgan was a full-time judge on America’s Got Talent from 2006 to 2011, initially drafted in to replace Simon Cowell. In 2007 he also joined the UK version, sitting alongside Amanda Holden and co until 2010.