Piers Morgan after six years leaves the conduct of ‘Good Morning Britain’, the popular ITV show, after the controversy aroused by his comments on Meghan Markle following the interview with Oprah Winfrey. The broadcaster announced the decision after Ofcom, the British regulator, announced that it had opened an investigation into the words of the journalist and presenter, after receiving 41,000 complaints. In Monday’s episode, Morgan said he “can’t believe a word” of what Prince Harry’s wife said in her TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.
A spokesman for the British broadcaster said that “after a discussion with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided it is time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted the decision and has nothing else to add”. Morgan’s departure also follows his direct confrontation this morning with Alex Beresford, the program’s meteorologist, who criticized him for “continuing attacks” on the Duchess of Sussex. The clash prompted Morgan to leave the studio, where he returned after 10 minutes.
Also today, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall, denying Morgan, said she “completely believed” in Meghan’s words and was “totally committed” to mental distress, evoked by the Duchess of Sussex in her interview. Morgan, former director of the tabloid News of the World and the Daily Mirror, a TV personality also known in the US, did not make any comments, merely posting an animated image of a watch on Twitter.