Piers Morgan congratulates Good Morning Britain (Credits: ITV/REX)
Piers Morgan has congratulated the Good Morning Britain team after the programme was nominated for ‘Best Lockdown’ show at this year’s Broadcast Awards.
The 56-year-old sensationally quit Good Morning Britain after his comments dismissing Meghan Markle’s mental health battle racked up a record number of Ofcom complaints.
However, Piers has been widely hailed as one of the most effective voices throughout the coronavirus pandemic, calling out politicians and, at times, arguably driving huge changes in policy, including scrapping parking fees for NHS staff.
While he may no longer be part of the team alongside the likes of Susanna Reid and Kate Garraway, his contribution to the past 12 months of GMB is immeasurable.
‘We have some exciting news!’ Good Morning Britain’s Twitter account announced.
‘We have been nominated for the Best Lockdown Programme – News, Documentaries and Factual category in this year’s @BroadcastAwards!’
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Sharing the post, Piers simply wrote ‘congratulations’ but fans backed the presenter, and suggested Good Morning Britain would never have been nominated without him.
‘Wouldn’t even get a nomination currently,’ wrote one fan, which was echoed by another who tweeted: ‘I think it’s you holding the government to account that’s put that programme where it is.’
A third agreed: ‘Imagine what they would have been nominated for without piers on the show in lockdown……nothing. Congrats.’
Since his Good Morning Britain departure, Piers has made several appearances on US television, continuing to attack the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
He’s since claimed he received a message of support from Prince Harry’s aunt Sarah Ferguson, and claims most of the UK is behind him.
As for his next move, Piers has been widely tipped to join Andrew Neil’s upcoming news channel GB News, and has been at the centre of a £10million bidding war between rival networks.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.