Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle blow up
Breaking news this evening.
It's just been announced that Piers Morgan has left his role at Good Morning Britain. In a statement, ITV said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided to now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."
Piers Morgan leaves Good Morning Britain following discussions with ITV in wake of Meghan Markle criticism https://t.co/0x4p7AEoOG
— ITV News (@itvnews) March 9, 2021
ITV had come under increasing scrutiny after comments that Piers Morgan made on-air in the aftermath of the explosive interview between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Oprah.
In the interview, Markle revealed that she had previously had suicidal thoughts after marrying Prince Harry, due to the amount of criticism and abuse she was receiving from the UK press and public.
Addressing these claims on GMB yesterday, Morgan said "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said", adding that he "wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report."
Morgan stormed off the set this morning when his colleague, Alex Beresford, condemned Piers' treatment of Meghan in the previous day's show.