Morgan: Norton and Ross are not great interviewers

Piers Morgan has blasted rivals Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross' interview skills, saying only he could interview people for hours at a time.

The former Daily Mirror editor, known for making his guests cry on ITV show Life Stories, rated retired host Michael Parkinson for being able to switch between comedy and interview.

Piers Morgan reckons he is the best interviewer as his rivals are all former comedians, not journalists. Credit: PA

Morgan boasted: "I'm the only person who sits down with people on TV for two or three hours to truncate to a one-hour show. So I think I'm almost in a category of my own."

The 48-year-old told the Radio Times: "I can't compete with Graham Norton for the comedy he brings and I think he's got a terrific show. Or Jonathan Ross. Or Alan Carr. They're all entertainers and comedians, really.

"They're not any of them particularly great interviewers. I don't think they profess to be. Parky could do both."