Piers Morgan has been replaced on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain by Ben Shephard.
The 55-year-old presenter quit the ITV daytime programme last week hours after storming off the show during a tense discussion with colleague Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle’s tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview.
Ben usually hosts alongside Susanna Reid on Thursdays, however, the duo have joined forces this Monday.
Piers’ exit also followed Ofcom’s investigation announcement into Good Morning Britain after 41,000 complaints were made referring to him ‘not believing’ Meghan’s comments about her mental health struggles.
ITV released a statement regarding Piers’ departure, 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.’
Since his exit, fans have been campaigning for his return to the show with almost 200,000 signing petitions.
Piers has, however, ruled out coming back to the programme.
‘I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions,’ he said in a tweet. ‘Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.’
It is not yet known what Piers’ next career move will be, but he has promised that he will be back after being ‘cancelled’ by ‘woke crowd’.
It was recently reported that the broadcaster is in a £10million bidding war by TV executives, with claims that he could be headed to GB news or Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming News UK TV venture.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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