Piers Morgan has stepped down as presenter of ITV’s Good Morning Britain following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex earlier today.
The BBC just announced the bombshell news, claiming the controversial host’s time on the breakfast show has now ended after six years.
ITV announced the decision after Ofcom said it was investigating his comments. He’d received 41,000 comments in the past 24 hours after his rants surrounding Meghan Markle’s mental health.
Piers, on Monday’s show, said he “didn’t believe a word” the duchess had told Oprah Winfrey in an interview.
An ITV spokesperson said: “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.”
His departure also followed an on-air scolding by ITV weather presenter Alex Beresford.
Alex criticised Morgan early on Tuesday morning for “continuing to trash” the duchess, claiming it was hard to watch the presenter’s Duchess rants on the previous day’s show. This prompted Morgan to walk off set before returning within 10 minutes.
But this wasn’t the only scolding Morgan had received over his comments, as prominent mental health charity Mind, which is a partner of ITV, criticised the host by saying it was “disappointed” with his comments.
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