Piers Morgan Quits ‘GMB’ After Getting Backlash For Questioning Meghan Markle’s Mental Health.
After six years as a host on Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan has left the show after making a variety of controversial comments surrounding Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah.
Piers Morgan Steps Down As ‘GMB’ Host After Thousands Of Complaints
Piers Morgan has been a long critic of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ever since their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.
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Now, however, in light of the couple’s recent interview with Oprah, the TV news anchor has been given hour-long segments on Good Morning Britain to speak on his disdain for the couple’s actions, even going as far as denying ‘anything’ Markle says, including her comments about considering suicide.
Unsurprisingly, public backlash has hit an all-time high, with the UK’s TV regulator, OFCOM announcing over 41,000 complaints over Morgan’s comments. In response, ITV has now released a statement that Piers will no longer host the morning show.
“‘Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add,” an ITV spokesperson told MailOnline today.
Things were clearly heating up on the popular news show this morning as Piers Morgan walked off set after being called out by Alex Beresford over his comments. Beresford, the show’s weather presenter, described Piers’ recent comments as ‘diabolical’. The former BGT judge stormed from his seat immediately, saying: “I’m done with this. Sorry. You can trash me mate but not on my own show.”
Morgan was quick out the door of the studio before his co-host, Susanna Reid went to a commercial break.
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Morgan Hints To ‘GMB’ Exit On Twitter Before Official Announcement
It seems Morgan was keen to get ahead of the headlines today as the shock decision was announced that he will leave Good Morning Britain. On Twitter, the TV personality posted a clock ticking shortly before ITV announced his decision.
Online comments surrounding the anchor’s leave are mixed, with some upset at the shock decision and others delighted in light of the anchor’s worrying comments this week.