Piers Morgan is overwhelmed with the support after learning his book has returned to the bestseller chart despite the drama surrounding his exit from Good Morning Britain.
The TV star quit ITV’s breakfast programme earlier this month after receiving 57,000 complaints over his comments about Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Despite the recent criticism, Piers has landed a win as Wake Me Up has re-entered the Sunday Times’ bestseller chart at number five.
Celebrating the news, Piers tweeted: ‘Great to see Wake Up back in the Sunday Times best-seller chart for the first time in 10 weeks & at its highest ever position (5).
‘I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you!’
Throwing a little dig at his critics, he added: ‘(And to all those still gleefully celebrating my ‘demise’, mwah.’
Wake Me Up was originally released in October 2020 and features Piers explore why the ‘liberal’ war on free speech is even more dangerous than Covid-19.
‘This is my clarion call, as a liberal myself, for them to stop screaming, shaming and cancelling everyone they disagree with, and start being part of the solution to global disharmony and division – not the problem,’ Piers said in a statement before the book’s release.
Coincidentally, the TV presenter has been at the centre of a ‘free speech’ debate after the backlash he received for his comments about Meghan and Prince Harry.
During an episode of GMB, Piers said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of Meghan’s claims that a member of the Royal family made a racist remark about her son Archie. The Duchess of Sussex also revealed that she considered suicide due to being subjected to racist abuse.
Hours after announcing he had quit GMB after three years, Piers stood by his comments and tweeted: ‘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.’
Credit: Original article published here.