Piers Morgan wants to 'save' Nightly Show

Piers Morgan wants to 'save' Nightly Show

The show dropped below a million viewers at 10PM according to overnight viewing figures, with 990,000 tuning in for the last episode of the week.

David Walliams, John Bishop and Davina McCall have all fronted the programme but have been subject to criticism from some viewers.

However, the "Good Morning Britain" host - who previously had a nightly talk show on USA network CNN - thinks the programme is trying to hard to mimic the efforts of American programmes fronted by the likes of James Corden, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Fallon, and believes bosses should let him take the reins for a week as he'd be "brilliant".

The scheduling of the weeknight entertainment show, which switches hosts every week, has thrown the fate of the ITV News at Ten into uncertainty.

He told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "I think we have to give it a few weeks".

Yet Piers is confident he could turn the show's fortunes around.

Piers Morgan thinks he would be "brilliant" on "The Nightly Show". "They're trying to be a bit American for me".

He added: "I want to see who works. I have watched a few of them and some seem to work better than others".

"It is getting a bit of a bashing".

Mark Labbett (The Beast) took to Twitter to ask ITV if he could present the show with his fellow chasers. "And I can't do morning and night", he said.

A spokesperson said: "We are not axing "The Nightly Show", nor are we moving it". It's believe that Paul O'Grady turned down the offer to be a guest host, as did Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Dermot O'Leary might just be the dose of charm needed to bring the show back to life.