Piers Morgan Leaves CNN “to Try Pastures New,” Announces Exit on Twitter

Piers Morgan leaves CNN
Piers Morgan leaves CNN Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Parting is such sweet sorrow! Piers Morgan bid farewell to CNN on Tuesday, Sept. 2, announcing his exit from the network via Twitter.

"BREAKING NEWS: I am no longer a @CNN employee," the newscaster, 49, tweeted Tuesday morning

He went on to explain that the end of his employment with CNN was his choice. 

"I was offered a new 2-year deal by @CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'specials,'" Morgan wrote. "But after considerable thought, I decided not to accept it – and to try pastures new."

The Brit hosted his CNN program Piers Morgan Tonight from 2011 to this past March. He got the opportunity for the show following the end of the long-running Larry King Live. While Morgan's program was canceled due to faltering ratings, he added that there is no bad blood between himself and the network. 

"I had a fantastic time in my 4 years @CNN and have huge respect for Jeff & all the people who work there," the anchor continued. "Great company, great network." 

As to what's next for the polarizing star, whose contract with CNN just expired, Morgan retweeted a message suggesting he become the lead soccer analyst for Fox Sports, and added that BBC's soccer show Match of the Day "can't afford" him. 

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