Ex-Fleet Street editor star says Americans love him

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TV judge Piers Morgan reckons his fame in the States is greater than Posh and Becks’.

The former tabloid editor, now a judge on America’s Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell, believes the American public have fallen head over heels for him.

‘In Hollywood, I’m a lot more famous than the Beckhams,’ he boasts. ‘And I definitely get better tables in smart restaurants than I used to because I’m more socially acceptable.’

Piers, 42, says he hams up his English accent – because Americans love his rounded vowels.

‘I do tend to posh it up a bit in the States,’ he tells the Daily Mail Weekend. ‘They see me as a James Bond. I rather like being recognised.

‘In fact, I’m the perfect celebrity. I don’t mind being harassed and groped.’