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The Kardashians have taken us all to the cleaners and made billions, rages Piers Morgan

White hot: Kim
and Kourtney
were little known
when the show

PIERS MORGAN fired off a brutal parting shot to Kim Kardashian and her family after she announced they were ending their reality show after 14 years.

The Good Morning Britain host claimed Keeping Up With The Kardashians had cheapened society over the years.

Despite Kim and her half-sister Kylie Jenner being ranked as billionaires, Morgan said: ‘A bunch of very, very average looking dumbo bimbos have taken us all to the cleaners and made billions out of prancing around and doing this.’

End of Piers show: Morgan venting his fury about Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Susanna Reid on yesterday’s Good Morning Britain, and Kim in an episode with husband Kanye (below)

The 55-year-old continued that the Kardashians have had the last laugh, adding: ‘Not a brain cell between them.’

He mocked the changing looks of sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe since their 2007 debut on the E! reality hit, suggesting there had been some help from a plastic surgeon.

Morgan also highlighted the viewing figures, which have slumped to 817,000 during the latest series. Critics have accused Keeping Up With The Kardashians of being bland, while fans defended the show as ‘a guilty pleasure’.

KUWTK will end after the 20th season early next year, Kim revealed on Instagram. ‘It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye,’ she said.

‘After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.’

Thanking E! and executive producer Ryan Seacrest, she said that, without the show, ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today’, adding: ‘I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.’

The 39-year-old, who was a little-known socialite when KUWTK launched, is now one of the most famous women on the planet and oversees a booming cosmetics business.

The show came about when her profile rocketed following the release of a sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J in 2007.

KUWTK originally focused on sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe before widening its scope to include other family members, such as ‘momager’ Kris Jenner, her ex Caitlyn Jenner, sisters Kylie and Kendall and Kourtney’s former partner Scott Disick.

Shining stars: Reality queens (from left) Kris, Kylie, Khloe, Kim, Kourtney and Kendall PICTURES: E!/GC/ITV

Kendall, 24, and 23-year-old Kylie were children when the programme first hit our screens but are now two of the most influential young people in the world.

Other famous faces to feature include Kim’s husband Kanye West, Khloe’s ex-husband Lamar Odom and Rob Kardashian’s former fiancée Blac Chyna.

Khloe, 36, said of the announcement: ‘I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment.’ Kourtney, 41, said she wanted to ‘gather my thoughts’.