The boss of ITV has confirmed that the channel is having ongoing conversations with Piers Morgan.
This is due to Good Morning Britain hosts comments and general reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah.
The Mind Charity have said they are disappointed with Piers’ comments.
— Mind (@MindCharity) March 8, 2021
Piers said on GMB on Monday about the interview: “Who did you go to? What did they say to you? 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,” he said.
“The fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family I think is contemptible.”
He also referred to the duchess as the “Pinocchio Princess” in a tweet later that morning.
On Tuesday, the channel’s CEO Carolyn McCall told reporters she hadn’t spoken to Piers herself, however she did confirm that ITV managing director media and entertainment, Kevin Lygo, had.
“We are dealing with that as we speak,” she said.
Piers tweeted that the show was a huge ratings success.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2021
When she was pressed further on Piers casting doubt on Meghans claims, Carolyn said: “I completely believe what she said.”
Morgan said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said an all-encompassing thing I still don’t believe what Megham Markle says generally in this interview and I have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said. But let me just state my position on mental illness and on suicide.
“On mental illness and suicide, these are clearly extremely serious things and should be taken extremely seriously and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and the help that they need every time.
“Every time. And if they belong to an institution like the royal family they should seek that help and be given it. It’s not for me to question if she felt suicidal I am not in her mind and that is for her to say.”
ITV issued a statement to the RadioTimes saying: “ITV is committed to mental health and wellbeing and working with our charity partners on Britain Get Talking, which is about encouraging people to talk about their mental health.
“It is very important that if anyone has suicidal thoughts that they should always speak out and be listened to.”
Earlier today, Meghans father Thomas Markle appeared on the show.
Thomas Markle reacts to bombshell Oprah interview in GMB world exclusivehttps://t.co/DN185hhPmc
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 9, 2021