Piers Morgan has said he’ll miss his Good Morning Britain team even though ‘some don’t like me’.
The no-nonsense presenter quit the ITV daytime programme following an on-air row with weather reporter Alex Beresford who criticised him for ‘continuing to trash’ Meghan Markle, after earlier this week saying he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of her tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview.
Viewing figures for Piers’ final appearance on Good Morning Britain reveal that it beat its BBC rival with an audience share of 35.3%, while BBC Breakfast had 33.4%.
Delighted by the results, Piers thanked his team while revealing his opinions had caused rifts.
‘I had one goal when I joined @GMB – beat @BBCBreakfast in the ratings,’ he tweeted. ‘On my last day, we did it.
‘That was down to the hard work & dedication of the whole team. They don’t all agree with me, some don’t even like me, but we were a team..and we won.
‘Thanks guys. I’ll miss you.’
Since Piers’ exit from the programme, it’s been claimed that Meghan made a formal complaint about his comments to ITV bosses.
The PA news agency understands that Meghan’s concern was not about the personal attacks on the validity of her racism allegation made against the royal family, or her claims she was not supported by the institution when experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The complaint is understood to focus on how Morgan’s comments may affect the issue of mental health generally and those attempting to deal with their own problems.
Speaking from outside of his London home on Wednesday, Piers repeated his comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
‘If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it,’ he said.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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