Morgan to drop Madonna ban if she apologises to him

London: Newsman-turned-TV host Piers Morgan, who has had several clashes with singer Madonna, says he`ll lift the ban if she publicly apologises for being an annoyance to him.

Morgan, who is set to debut his talk show on CNN next week, has been in a constant tiff with her since he was a tabloid editor in Britain.

"She`s kind of been an irritant in my life for 20 years, so I had to ban her from the show. It`s probably quite childish, but it made me feel better," quoted him as saying.

"A bended-knee apology on CNN might swing it. Other than that, it`s a lifetime ban," he added.