Piers Morgan leaving 'Good Morning Britain' after storming off set

Piers Morgan has decided to leave his job with 'Good Morning Britain" hours after he walked off the set when co-host Alex Beresford criticizes Morgan's take on the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah. Beresford told Morgan it was "unbearable" to watch Morgan say he didn't believe Meghan Markle when she had suicidal thoughts when pregnant with Archie. Beresford accused Morgan of holding a grudge against Markle because she had ended their friendship after becoming engaged to Prince Harry.

Morgan posted on Twitter on Monday that it was "just another reminder that anyone who criticizes Meghan Markle is deemed a racist bully."
Morgan criticized the interview as a “two-hour trash-a-thon” of the royals. “They trash everybody. They basically make out the entire royal family a bunch of white supremacists,”
Morgan said: “I’m sorry I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

Viewers and mental health advocates called upon ITV to fire Morgan

ITV (The network which carries GMB) released this statement-

“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.”

Morgan later said he was “annoyed” so he “went for a little cool-down, and came back to finish the discussion.”

Ofcom (UK media regulator) has received over 41,000 complaints about the program and Piers Morgan's comments.

"We have launched an investigation into Monday's episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules," it said in a statement on Twitter.

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