Schofield, 61, announced his retirement from the ITV mid-morning programme after claims of an irreparable ‘rift’ with long-time co-presenter Holly Willoughby.
Morgan, 58, has spoken out about Schofield’s exit after memorably storming off ITV’s Good Morning Britain in 2021.
Defending the veteran presenter, he said: ‘I have some sympathy with Phillip Schofield – whatever has gone on behind the scenes, I think he was entitled to a better send-off.’
Speaking to Times Radio, he added: ‘Showbiz is a shallow pool of shark-infested waters – one day you’re cock of the walk and the next you’re a feather duster.’
However, despite defending Schofield, the former Britain’s Got Talent judge did express the controversial view that daytime TV is run by ‘a pack of savages’.
On Sunday, the controversial former News of the World editor replied to suggestions that he may be Holly Willoughby’s next co-host.
However, the new show suffered a major ratings blow immediately after its debut, possibly losing 200,000 viewers between the first and second episodes.
Despite this, Morgan stated in response to Schofield’s departure that life may be’very good’ after leaving ITV and that he anticipated a bright future.
‘Anyone who thinks that daytime telly is full of smiley, nicey happy clappy people, I think they are beginning to realise it is infested by a pack of savages.’
He explained: ‘It can be a very nice life after ITV – but I do think he deserved a better send off than the one he got, but I’m afraid that’s the way it goes.’
Last week, the former journalist was apparently shouted at in the street by a ‘man called Ross’ who called Morgan a ‘d******d’ and stormed off.