Piers Morgan has quit as host of Good Morning Britain, it’s been revealed. The ITV host faced a fierce backlash after his rampant criticism of Meghan Markle, following the Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, alongside husband Prince Harry.
Piers Morgan has quit his role as a presenter of Good Morning Britain, ITV has confirmed.
The GMB host tweeted an image of a clock, with the caption ‘Tick Tock’.
Piers usually presents the show alongside Susanna Reid on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
He’s been a part of the GMB set-up since joining the show in 2015.
ITV statement – IN FULL
An ITV statement 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.”
Piers decided to step down from his role as GMB host after his comments related to Meghan Markle earlier this week.
The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she was having suicidal thoughts, in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The interview was broadcast on ITV on Monday evening.
Piers insisted that he simply didn’t believe Meghan, and he further criticised her for not revealing the identity of the senior royal that refused to give her help.
Ofcom received more than 40,000 complaints, and mental health charity Mind released a statement condemning the comments.
More to follow…