Piers Morgan steps down as host on Good Morning Britain

After six years on the show, presenter Piers Morgan stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain (GMB) and later decided to leave the programme.

It followed the presenter’s criticism of the Duchess of Sussex, saying he “didn’t believe a word” Meghan Markle said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

However, Piers Morgan has said he stands by his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex as ITV’s Good Morning Britain aired for the first time since his departure.

Ofcom is investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints.

It is also being reported the duchess formally complained to ITV about Morgan’s remarks.

Chris Ship, the royal editor of ITV News, tweeted: “Meghan raised concerns about how Piers Morgan’s words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide.”

Morgan’s departure came after he stormed off set when he was criticised by his colleague Alex Beresford, and after ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall said she believed the duchess about her suicidal feelings.

Ranvir Singh, who was sitting in Morgan’s chair on Wednesday, said: “We don’t call him Marmite for nothing.”

It is not yet known who will be his permanent replacement on GMB.


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