Larry King claims Piers Morgan was 'oversold' to US

Former long-running CNN talk show host Larry King has claimed his successor Piers Morgan was "oversold" to US television audiences.

"I don't want to be horrible about him, I think he's a fine broadcaster," King told BBC Radio 4's PM programme.

After it was announced that the former newspaper editor would be replacing King last year, a huge advertising campaign began to publicise the show.

"I think they might have been better off starting quietly," King said.

King bowed out in December after presenting his CNN talk show for 25 years.

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