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Morgan on Boyle: 'I blame press'
By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan was at the awards with partner Celia Walden

Piers Morgan has blamed Britain's newspapers for the pressure put on singer Susan Boyle.

The Britain's Got Talent judge said coverage in the UK print press "really upset her".

Susan Boyle was admitted to London's Priory clinic on Monday after coming second in the talent contest.

Morgan said: "You know what guys, I get it, I used to be one of you. So if you're looking for blame here, look in your own back yard.

"I must say to my old friends in Fleet Street, to be taking the high moral ground when it's their coverage that really upset her, I find a bit laughable really."

On the subject of Boyle's health, he said: "It wasn't as bad as people thought. Honestly, it wasn't some sectioning under the mental health act, it wasn't that at all, she was just tired.

"The whole thing has been a bit of a soap opera."

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