Piers Morgan
The broadcaster will leave to focus on his chat show

Piers Morgan has quit "America's Got Talent" to devote more time to his CNN talk show, "Piers Morgan Tonight."

The broadcaster is stepping down from the judging panel for the American version of Simon Cowell's hit entertainment talent show after five years.

NBC will now have to find an adequate replacement for the popular judge, who is leaving fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel behind.

Morgan chose Wednesday's episode of his CNN talk show to break the news of his resignation. He made the revelation to the world by saying: "I can exclusively reveal that I'm leaving 'America's Got Talent.'

'I've been a judge since the shows began six years ago. I've loved every single second, but discovered that juggling - to my surprise - really is a bit more difficult than I thought, so I am going to focus on what will be a huge year at CNN with the upcoming election."

The former "Britain's Got Talent" judge left the reality talent show and crossed the pond to judge its American spinoff in 2010.

The 46-year-old judge, prevously a newspaper editor, signed a deal with CNN that got him veteran CNN talk show host Larry King coveted time slot from January this year.

Morgan managed to successfully juggle both roles for 10 months before doing both projects began to take their toll.

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