Morgan was let go from the paper after publishing more controversial photos. This time, though, they purported to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. However, the images were revealed to have been faked as part of a hoax. He also came under fire during the 2011 phone-hacking scandal that investigated the alleged tapping and hacking of phones by journalists to obtain stories.
Today, Morgan continues to work as a journalist and is also an editor for the Daily Mail website. In addition, he has built a successful career in television. The 53-year-old has served as a judge on both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent.
Outside of talent shows, Morgan interviews celebrities for his TV series, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. He is also one of the presenters of Good Morning Britain. And the journalist is notorious for stirring up controversies both on-air and online.