Larry King ended his talk show gig at CNN after 25 years and left the door wide open for Brit journalist and “America’s Got Talent” judge, Piers Morgan, who was quickly making headlines after booking Oprah Winfrey as his first guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
King, though, didn’t seem impressed with Morgan’s skills when he talked to BBC News recently and we wonder if that will make things awkward when King appears on Morgan’s show on Wednesday (Feb. 23).
“I don’t want to be horrible about him,” King says. “I think he’s a fine broadcaster.”
Here comes “the but.” King says he hasn’t watched many episodes, but Morgan’s performance is just “fine.”
“I think one of the problems they did was over sell it,” he says. “He was going to be dangerous, he was going to be water cooler talk.”
He adds, “He’s good, but not that dangerous. I think they might have been better off starting quietly and that’s not Piers’ fault, or maybe it is, I’m not inside anymore.”
Ouch. Oh, and by the way, King also thinks that Morgan has a tendency to speak over his guests. Double ouch.
We expect that Morgan will bring up King’s comments when he appears on the show… or would that be too “dangerous” for him?