Piers Morgan co-presented ITV’s Good Morning Britain for six years (Picture: ITV)
Piers Morgan has clarified exactly what happened when it emerged that he had quit Good Morning Britain.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Piers, 55, was leaving GMB after six years as a co-presenter on the ITV programme.
His exit came after initially more than 41,000 people complained to Ofcom about his remarks regarding Meghan Markle, following her groundbreaking interview alongside Prince Harry with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
American radio host Darik Kristofer shared a tweet explaining that he ‘respects’ Piers, stating: ‘Irrespective of whether or not I agree with him: He said something, meant it sincerely, was attacked for it, then stuck by his guns, accepted consequences. He owned what he said and he meant it. I can’t fault him for that.’
Piers responded to Darik’s message by quote-tweeting his post, writing: ‘Thank you. This is a perfect summary of what went down.’
Prior to his departure from GMB, Piers said on the show that he didn’t believe the Duchess of Sussex when she said that she had suffered suicidal thoughts.
Piers clears up ‘what went down’ with his GMB exit (Picture: Twitter/@piersmorgan)
Piers’ comments on Meghan have become most complained about moment in Ofcom history, reaching over 57,000 complaints overall (Picture: CBS)
This prompted mental health charity Mind to hit out at his remarks, outlining in a statement: ‘It’s vital that when people reach out for support or share their experiences of ill mental health that they are treated with dignity, respect and empathy.’
Piers also became embroiled in a row on-air concerning Meghan with GMB weatherman Alex Beresford, resulting in the Life Stories presenter storming off set.
When the news of Piers’ departure from GMB was announced, ITV released a statement that 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.’
It’s been rumoured that Piers is set to join Andrew Neil’s upcoming new channel GB News, with Andrew commenting earlier this month: ‘It’s a real problem now for ITV that they’ve lost him.’
Nonetheless, Piers’ working relationship with ITV isn’t over, as the broadcaster is set to film more episodes of Life Stories in the future.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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