Yesterday, Piers Morgan made his way into the headlines alongside Meghan, Harry and Buckingham Palace.
Piers Morgan has always been an outspoken critic of Meghan Markle.
Many, however, thought that the TV host had gone too far when he claimed he did not believe that Markle was suicidal.
On Monday, Piers said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says.
“I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”
This led to an uproar, with many viewers calling for Piers to be sacked from the show.
Over 41,000 Ofcom complaints were made about his comments.
Ofcom then announced an investigation following this, with a spokesperson saying: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
The drama exploded last night when it was announced that Morgan had left GMB.
ITV released a statement which read:
“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.”
Following this announcement, Piers tweeted: “Thinking of my late, great manager John Ferriter tonight. He’d have told me to do exactly the same thing.”
Now, Piers has released another statement on his Twitter and Instagram. He shared an image of Winston Churchill, with a famous free speech quote.
Alongside the image, Morgan wrote: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t.
“If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
On this morning’s GMB, Morgan’s co-host Susanna Reid said: “Now, Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things viewers loved about the programme.
“He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.
Reid continued: “He has many critics and he has many fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.”
“But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others may boo.
Speaking further, Reid added: “He has been my presenting partner, Monday to Wednesday, for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you and a voice that many of you have railed against.
“It is certainly going to be very different but shows go on and so on we go.”
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