Piers Morgan has left Good Morning Britain after a row over remarks he made about the Meghan Markle’s mental health.
ITV said it had accepted the presenter’s decision to leave the GMB show, saying in a 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.”
His co-host, Susanna Reid, was forced to send the ITV show to an early break. Something that had not happened prior, and following the dispute Morgan walked off live on air.
Wow. Another shocker rocking the UK. Piers Morgan is leaving GMB after intense criticism for his coverage of Meghan Markle https://t.co/YeGWnV8Igz
— Deborah Roberts (@DebRobertsABC) March 9, 2021
Beresford called his behaviour “pathetic” and “diabolical”.
The GMB weather presenter tweeted: “I wish I had the privilege to sit on the fence. In order for me to do that I would have to strip myself of my identity and that’s not something I can do.
“It’s not any of our places to pick apart claims of racism in order to make us to feel more comfortable.”
Piers Morgan apparently has canceled himself. Cancel culture!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 9, 2021
ITV announced the news following Ofcom saying it was investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints.
Some people have been taking to social media to defend Piers…
Piers Morgan can be annoying and hysterical for the most part, but FFS he is not racist.
Not liking someone doesn’t AUTOMATICALLY mean racism.
This is really simple stuff.
I swear, are we a society of rational beings or irrational, annoying cry babies?!
— Dominique Samuels (@dominiquetaegon) March 9, 2021
Since the announcement Piers has tweeted a GIF of a clock and the words ‘tick-tock’.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2021