Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle row, ITV reacts

Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle row, ITV reacts

- Journalist Piers Morgan will be leaving ITV's Good Morning Britain

- This was after it was announced that the show was being investigated amid thousands of complaints regarding his comments about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan

- The United Kingdom’s Office of Communications announced it was investigating the show’s Monday episode under its harm and offence rules

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Following a row over remarks he made about the Duchess of Sussex, Piers Morgan has quit ITV's Good Morning Britain marking the conclusion of the controversial host's six-year tenure on the morning show.

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Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle row
Good Morning Britain host Piers Moran. Photo: NBC News.
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ITV made the announcement after Ofcom revealed it was looking into his remarks after receiving 41,000 complaints.

As for who will replace him as one of the main presenters entirely, nothing has been announced either.

"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," te statement said.

Morgan said on Monday's show that he "did not believe a thing" the duchess said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The journalist is yet to make an official comment, but posted to his Twitter account a GIF of a clock, with the caption 'Tick Tock

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According to an ITV spokesperson, Morgan agreed to quit Good Morning Britain after meeting with ITV executives.

Morgans comments were regarding 39-year-old Meghan Markle and 36-year-old Prince Harry’s, interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS on Sunday night.

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The presenter said he did not believe the Duchess of Sussex’s comments that she had suicidal thoughts and this sparked immense backlash.

"Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I would not believe it if she read me a weather report," Morgan said.

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"The fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our Royal family I think is contemptible," he added.

Alongside official complaints and direct backlash on social media, there have been several charities who have also spoken out about Piers' comments against mental health.

Morgan also stormed offset on Tuesday after co-presenter Alex Beresford branded his behaviour "diabolical" following his controversial remarks.

Speaking about the death of Diana, the 55-year-old former newspaper editor said Harry "could not let it go", but "William went through the same thing and he's managed to come to terms with the media and he works with the media".

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Legit.ng also reported that Good Morning Britain's TV host Piers Morgan got into a heated argument with a female rights activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu live on TV.

During a debate segment concerning the damning Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Shola branded Piers a liar and disgrace for his criticism towards Meghan.

Piers, who's a known critic of Meghan, had even gone on social media labelling the hard-hitting piece "self-serving nonsense" and blasting Harry for letting it happen.

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