An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
During Tuesday’s programme, Piers addressed his divisive comments about Meghan’s mental health.
He said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said as an all-encompassing thing I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview, and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said.
“But let me just state on the record my position about mental illness and on suicide. These are clearly extremely serious things that should be taken extremely seriously, and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and help they need every time.”
However, when Alex labelled his behaviour “diabolical” it appeared to be the final straw for the show’s host of six years, as he stormed off stage.
Piers later handed in his resignation, with ITV delivering a statement that confirmed they had “accepted this decision”.
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