Piers Morgan, 55, has broken his silence on petitions objecting to his exit from Good Morning Britain amassing nearly 200,000 signatures. It comes after the broadcaster decided to quit the ITV show after his comments about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sparked outrage from viewers.
Piers shared a disappointing message with those who had supported him by signing various petitions on Twitter.
He wrote in view of his 7.8million followers this evening: “I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions.
“Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.”
Alongside his adamant statement about staying away from GMB, he shared a link to an article reporting on some of his fans’ pleas for him to be reinstated as host.
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One petition Piers responded to in his tweet, called “Bring Back Piers Morgan!”, accused ITV of treating the outspoken journalist “appallingly”.
A second, entitled “Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life”, now boasts more than 125,000 signatures.
A third, which has been signed by more than 40,000 people, describes Piers’ exit from the show as “an absolute farce”.
The first petition created to support the presenter tells fans: “This man has stuck by our NHS when many others didn’t care including our government.
“He confronts the politicians on questions many of us want answering. He sponsored Sir Captain Tom £10,000 to start him off to support our NHS.
“Please sign this petition and share it on, give him the support that he has given us as NHS workers.”