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Piers Morgan has claimed Sarah Ferguson sent him a message of support following his exit from Good Morning Britain

The presenter left the ITV breakfast show last month, following controversial comments he made about Meghan Markle live on air after her US TV interview with Oprah Winfrey

In his latest column for the Daily Mail, Piers claimed to have received a text from the Duchess Of York. 

Piers Morgan and Sarah Ferguson 

He said that “not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled” to see him depart GMB, revealing Fergie’s message apparently said: “People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humour. Get back out there!”

Piers, who has been friends with the Duchess Of York for many years, then added: “Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together… Morgy And Fergie In The Morning, anyone?”

Sarah Ferguson’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK. 

Piers joked that should start their own breakfast show following his exit from GMB

Piers departed GMB after nearly six years, after he cast doubt on Meghan’s revelation during her interview that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

Ofcom later confirmed it would be launching an investigation under its harm and offence rules after over 40,000 complaints were made – a figure that has since grown to over 57,000, making it the most complained-about incident in Ofcom history.

It was reported the Duchess also complained to both ITV and Ofcom over Piers’ remarks. 

Just hours before Piers’ exit, he also made headlines when he stormed off the GMB set during a row about the Duchess with his colleague Alex Beresford – something Piers later admitted he regretted doing

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Phillip Schofield couldn’t resist a dig at his former ITV daytime colleague Piers Morgan when the Good Morning Britain star came up in the conversation live on This Morning.

During a segment on showbiz headlines in Tuesday’s show, Phillip discussed Demi Lovato’s recent comments about a frozen yoghurt shop she paid a visit to in LA, after which she claimed she felt triggered by the amount of “diet foods” on sale as someone who is in recovery for an eating disorder.

The shop in question has since said the items she was referring to were actually for people with food allergies and other dietary requirements, with Piers giving his take in his latest column for the Mail Online, branding the Sorry Not Sorry singer “repulsively arrogant”.

At the end of the discussion on This Morning, Phillip said as an aside: “Well, we know that Piers Morgan weighed in, so it must be serious.”

As co-host Rochelle Humes laughed on, the presenter added: “He’s got a lot of time on his hands at the moment, to write about yoghurt.”

Phillip Schofield and Piers Morgan

Phillip was, of course, referring to Piers’ much-publicised exit from GMB, which came after his comments about Meghan Markle sparked a record number of Ofcom complaints and led the media regulator to investigate the ITV daytime show.

The day of Piers’ exit, he had walked off the set of GMB when weather presenter Alex Beresford challenged him on his views.

This moment also prompted an on-air dig from Schofe, who began that day’s broadcast by telling Holly Willoughby: “Careful what you say today. I may get up and I may storm off! I might get up and go! What a morning, eh?”

This Morning airs every weekday from 10am on ITV.

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Piers Morgan has hit back at his former daytime rival Dan Walker, after remarks the BBC Breakfast star made about him during a recent interview.

Throughout the five-year stint that Piers presented Good Morning Britain, the two presenters were embroiled in a friendly(-ish) feud that mostly revolved around their respective viewing figures.

Following Piers’ much-publicised exit from GMB last month, Dan told The Times: “Piers and I have had a friendly rivalry, but it has been good for BBC Breakfast and GMB. 

“He likes to throw a few insults around, but underneath all the froth I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out.”

Dan Walker

Piers has now responded in his Mail On Sunday column, which references the man he describes as his “supremely virtuous former breakfast TV show rival Dan ‘Halo’ Walker”.

“Ironically, I’ve always thought that underneath all Dan’s faux saintly froth, there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out,” he wrote.

He also claimed that the fact GMB overtook BBC Breakfast for the first (and, so far, only) time in the ratings on what would turn out to be his final day was the “ “one thing guaranteed [to have Dan] stamping on kittens”.

Addressing Dan’s comment that “five years in second place must hurt a bit”, Piers added: “It did, yes. But fortunately, Mr Walker, your poodle-like simpering with government ministers single-handedly gifted me the gold medal and cured the pain.”

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It was announced over the weekend that, following Piers’ exit from GMB, relief presenter Adil Ray would be filling in for him for the rest of April.

However, we can safely assume it won’t be a permanent appointment – at least, for the time being.

Despite the highly controversial nature of Piers’ GMB exit, ITV chief Kevin Lygo recently suggested the divisive presenter was irreplaceable on the daytime show.

Quite how Piers would feel about having Adil occupying his former seat remains to be seen, as the two famously clashed on Twitter in 2019 when the latter made a joke about the former while guest hosting Have I Got News For You.

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Cast your mind back to the very beginning of lockdown (we know, it feels like a decade ago), and you’ll remember Piers Morgan making headlines on a fairly regular basis for his interviews with various government ministers on Good Morning Britain.

This included showdowns with health secretary Matt Hancock and care minister Helen Whately, which even prompted complaints to media regulator Ofcom.

Eventually, MPs stopped appearing on the show full stop, with the divisive presenter claiming that the government had banned its ministers from appearing on the ITV daytime show.

During an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of This Morning, Piers reflected on some of his more fiery one-on-ones, admitting that while he may have gone “a little too far” with his approach, he doesn’t regret the way he conducted his interviews.

Piers Morgan on This Morning

When presenter Phillip Schofield pointed out Piers’ reputation for talking over his guests, he responded: “Sometimes I know that I probably went a little too far but I was genuinely angry.

“I had work colleagues... Kate Garraway’s husband, in a coma. I had three friends who lost their parents in care homes. I had others who narrowly escaped and nearly died.

“I do feel if you were that closely touched by it... It made me so angry, in my view, the way they mishandled it.”

He added: “In terms of the government ban on Good Morning Britain, it has now been 134 days, I don’t regret a damn thing I did with those government ministers.

“I think they have been a total shambles in this pandemic, I’ve made no secret of it. I think so many more people died who shouldn’t have died, I think what they did with our care homes is a national disgrace, so I make no apology for holding their feet to the fire.” 

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby interview Piers on the This Morning sofa

While MPs have declined to appear on Good Morning Britain, Piers has made no qualms in criticising his BBC counterpart Dan Walker, who has been able to land interviews with key government officials.

And back in July, the presenter blasted Matt Hancock for appearing on another ITV daytime show, but only once Piers had gone on his annual summer break from GMB.

Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV, while This Morning airs at 10am.

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Piers Morgan claims he has been approached about a potential return to Good Morning Britain.

The TV presenter left the show in March following comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.

Good Morning Britain has reportedly suffered a decline in viewers since his departure and he said there had been contact from a third party over a comeback.

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He told The Sun: “I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show.

“I don’t want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party.

“As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues.

“It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast.

“It’s their problem to work out … but never say never.”

ITV has been contacted for comment.

The presenter said he did not believe what Meghan said during her headline-making interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The duchess said she was ignored when raising concerns about her mental health and that racist comments had been made before the birth of her son, Archie.

It later emerged Meghan made a formal complaint to ITV about Morgan.

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Robert Rinder has admitted he has two big reservations about replacing Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain

The Judge Rinder star has become one of the names reportedly in the frame to join the ITV breakfast show after Piers’ sudden exit earlier this month. 

While he has admitted he finds the prospect of sitting alongside his friend, GMB co-presenter Susanna Reid, “very interesting”, Robert also says he’s concerned about the early starts and the prospect of online abuse. 

Robert Rinder and Piers Morgan Good Morning Britain in 2016

Appearing on Lorraine on Monday, Robert told the presenter: “The difficulty is ... first of all, I don’t know how you do it. You’ve managed to do it over the years and you’re not even in sympathetic lighting and you’ve managed to stay line-less.

“Of course, you get up at six o’clock in the morning. If I got up at three o’clock in the morning and had to cross-examine some lying, idiot politician who is trying to tell me porkies I think there might be a nuclear-powered reaction.

“As you know, I don’t do nonsense of any sort. But I think it would be a very interesting thing indeed.”

He continued: “I’m not sure I could endure the wave of Twitter hate.

“That being said, anybody on Twitter who has got residual energy to write mean things about anybody is not a happy human being.”

Could Judge Rinder soon become a regular fixture behind the GMB desk?

Robert issued a similar warning to politicians last week when he first broke silence on the replacement rumours. 

He told The Sun: “Piers has been on that show for a few years,” he explained. “I think the politicians and people that whinge about the world that come on that programme to be cross-examined will consider Piers Morgan to be a birthday present.

“If I was on it, that’s all I’m saying, no other comment.”

The paper also reported that GMB bosses will be trialing new stand-in presenters in the coming weeks, including Robert and BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire

ITV announced Piers would be leaving the show with immediate effect earlier this month, following controversial remarks he made about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

Ofcom later confirmed it would be launching an investigation under its harm and offence rules after over 40,000 complaints were made – a figure that has since grown to over 57,000, making it the most complained-about incident in Ofcom history.

Just hours before Piers’ exit, he also made headlines when he stormed off set during a row about the Duchess with colleague Alex Beresford

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am with Lorraine following at 9am on ITV. 

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Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford has spoken out following former co-host Piers Morgan’s departure from the show.

On Tuesday morning, the two GMB stars were involved in a heated exchange live on air about Meghan Markle, in which Alex called out Piers’ comments about the Duchess of Sussex made the previous day.

This ended in Piers storming out of the studio, which Alex branded “pathetic” and “diabololical behaviour”.

Following the news that Piers has now left the show permanently, Alex has shared his thoughts on Twitter. 

Alex Beresford

“There is so much that could be said,” he wrote, insisting that “Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for”.

Alex explained: “Over the lat few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

“We both wanted to be on the show on Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

“I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that we weren’t able to get there, but challenging this opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.”

He added: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen. Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He’s given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!”

Alex previously tweeted, after his on-air exchange with Piers: “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.”

ITV faced calls to reprimand Piers Morgan after Monday’s show, when he cast doubt on Meghan Markle’s recent claims about her mental health and her experiences of racism after joining the Royal Family.

“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” Piers said. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”

It was later revealed Piers had sparked more than 40,000 complaints to Ofcom, after which it was announced he was leaving GMB effective immediately.

Piers Morgan

Since the news of his departure was confirmed, the divisive presenter doubled down on his views on Twitter, later telling reporters: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

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Kate Garraway has stood by Piers Morgan following his exit from Good Morning Britain, insisting their friendship “will go on” despite his departure. 

Piers left the ITV breakfast show earlier this week after casting doubt on Meghan Markle’s revelation that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

Appearing on GMB on Thursday, for the first time since Piers’ sudden exit, Kate said: “The thing about Piers [is], he is very passionate and does fly kites and always comes from a place of authenticity, he always believes in what he says and he’s left. 

“He’s decided to quit and, as he says, fall on the sword of free speech, but as you rightly say I’ve known him a long time before he started working on this programme and our friendship will go on, our personal friendship.”

Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway

She continued: “He’s been very supportive of me personally. It’s a different show, isn’t it? But the show goes on.” 

Ben Shephard also insisted the topic of mental health was taken seriously on Good Morning Britain. 

He said: “It’s crucial that we all appreciate and understand that right now particularly in the middle of a pandemic and what we’ve seen our frontline nurses and doctors going through, and the concern about the mental health impact of that…

“The debate and concern about mental health is something that we take very seriously and is hugely important to all of us.”

Kate with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on GMB

Addressing her former co-host’s absence from Wednesday’s GMB, Susanna Reid told viewers: “Piers and I have disagreed on many things, and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme. 

“He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. He has many critics and he has many fans.

“You all know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say.”

She concluded: “It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on, and on we go.”

Ranvir Singh, who replaced Piers on Wednesday’s show, replied: “Well said.”

Describing Piers as a “big character”, Ranvir also said “many viewers will be absolutely gutted” about him leaving.

Prior to Piers’ exit, it was revealed more than 41,000 people had complained to TV watchdog Ofcom over his remarks, with the regulator now investigating GMB under its harm and offence rules. 

It was reported Meghan Markle had lodged a formal complaint with ITV, over concerns about the effect his words could have on others who are struggling with their mental health. 

Piers was also criticised by mental health charity Mind, who work with ITV on its Britain Get Talking initiative. 

However, after leaving GMB, Piers doubled down on his remarks in a tweet, writing: “I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. 

“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

He later insisted his exit from GMB was “amicable” and that he and ITV bosses “agreed to disagree”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 

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Piers Morgan has announced he’s set to interview Labour leader Keir Starmer as part of a special episode of his ITV talk show Life Stories.

The hour-long interview is set to be filmed next month, and will cover the leader of the opposition’s childhood and career in law, as well as the past year of leading the Labour party in lockdown.

Following the announcement, Piers said: “It’s very unusual for party political leaders to submit themselves to such lengthy personal interviews and I am delighted that Sir Keir has agreed to talk to me about his fascinating life.

“It promises to be a memorable and very revealing Life Stories show.”

ITV’s head of entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe said the forthcoming interview “promises to be a real treat for our ITV audience.”

There’s no official airdate for Starmer’s episode of Life Stories yet, but ITV has said it will air “in the coming months”

Starmer’s interview will be the first with a party leader on Piers’ show since the broadcaster interviewed Gordon Brown when he was prime minister in 2010.

Keir Starmer

It also marks the first time Piers has filmed a new episode of Life Stories since his much-publicised exit from Good Morning Britain earlier in the year.

After five years with the ITV daytime show, Piers quit GMB in March, after it was announced that his on-air comments about Meghan Markle’s mental health had led to an Ofcom investigation.

Since then, his remarks have become the most complained-about incident in the TV watchdog’s history, with more than 57,000 contacting Ofcom about Piers’ comments.

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Piers Morgan has revealed he thinks he caught coronavirus while watching England play in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

The journalist and television presenter told the Mail on Sunday he contracted Covid despite being double vaccinated.

In a post on Twitter, he said it has been “a long ten days”.

He added: “Yes, it’s certainly been one of the more interesting (and unnerving…) experiences of my life, but it gave my a new perspective on covid, vaccines & where we are.”

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Writing in his column for the newspaper, Morgan said he thinks he caught the virus during England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

“My confidence that the event would be ‘covid safe’ had disintegrated,” he said.

“It was turning into an unregulated free-for-all.”

According to the newspaper, he began to feel unwell two days after the match and subsequently tested positive for the virus.

“As I’m sure everyone who gets it feels, it’s a strange, disquieting moment to know I have this killer virus inside me,” he said.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter added that coronavirus is “definitely the roughest I’ve felt from any illness in my adult life”.

“I’m still here – unlike so many millions around the world who’ve lost their lives to Covid in this pandemic,” Morgan said.

“For that, I owe a heartfelt debt of thanks to the brilliant scientists up in Oxford who created the Astra-Zeneca vaccine with such astonishing speed.”

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Piers Morgan has spoken out about his departure from Good Morning Britain, saying his exit came after he and ITV “agreed to disagree” over his comments about Meghan Markle earlier this week.

ITV had faced widespread calls to axe Piers after he cast doubt on Meghan’s revelation during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

It was later revealed that more than 40,000 complaints had been made about the incident to Ofcom, after which it was confirmed the divisive presenter was leaving Good Morning Britain.

Speaking outside his London home on Wednesday morning, the presenter insisted his exit was “amicable”, saying (via the PA news agency): “I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree. I’m just going to take it easy and see how we go.” 

Piers Morgan pictured in 2019

He added: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

Metro also quoted him as saying: “I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge. I would call it a temporary hibernation.”

He added that he is “always in talks with people”. 

This came after Piers doubled down on his comments about Meghan in a tweet, writing: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. 

“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

In Piers’ absence, GMB regular Ranvir Singh presented Wednesday’s show with Susanna Reid.

Addressing her former co-star’s departure at the beginning of the show, Susanna told viewers: “Piers and I have disagreed on many things, and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme. He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. He has many critics and he has many fans. 

“You all know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say. 

“But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others will boo. 

“He has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday for more than five years, and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you, and a voice that many of you have railed against.”

She concluded: “It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on, and on we go.”

Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.

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Piers Morgan was branded an “idiot” by ’Good Morning Britain’ guest Ash Sarkar on Thursday, who felt the presenter hadn’t done his research.

During the show, Piers attempted to chair a debate about the protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit, which Ash had been invited to take part in, alongside journalist Andre Walker.

However, Ash wasn’t given much time to speak, as halfway through explaining why she’ll be demonstrating, Piers cut in to accuse protesters of hypocrisy and anti-Trump bias.

Ash explained: “I’ll be marching in Westminster tomorrow, alongside thousands of other people who found the policy of border patrol unconscionable, who think that the sight of our elected Prime Minister holding Trump’s hand an utter embarrassment…”

Viewers didn’t get to hear Ash’s next point, as Piers cut in to question whether she’d taken issues with Barack Obama’s policies on the same matter, to which she said: “Yes I did.

And that’s why I also…”

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Things might be a bit awkward the next time Piers Morgan and Carol McGiffin bump into one another in the corridors of ITV, after he blocked his fellow daytime star on Twitter.

The pair clashed on the social media site on Friday night in a row about coronavirus, prompting Piers to hit the block button on the Loose Women panellist. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter riled Carol after he tweeted: “To everyone on here deluding themselves that Covid is ‘over’, take a look at Spain’s case & death rate in the past week. Then wake the fu*k up. This pandemic has barely started.”

Piers Morgan and Carol McGiffin

She then responded, tweeting: “Piers. The only deluded person around here is you. No one’s buying your hysterical bullshit anymore. You did a brilliant job of scaring the nation into paralysis but it’s over now.”

While Piers did not reply, shortly afterwards, Carol discovered he had blocked her. 

Tweeting a screengrab showing that she was no longer able to view Piers’ tweets, she wrote: “Touched a nerve???”

On Saturday morning, Piers then tweeted: “Having to block a few T-list (and falling...) ‘celebs’ who’ve been driven bonkers by the pandemic & spew utter nonsense about the virus. They can now howl into the wind, and I will be spared their ignorant, deluded & foul-mouthed blatherings.

“It’s a win-win for all of us.”

Piers has just returned home after cutting short his holiday when France was put on the UK’s quarantine list for travellers. 

He is set to return to Good Morning Britain alongside co-presenter Susanna Reid on 1 September. 

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Piers Morgan has claimed Sarah Ferguson sent him a message of support following his exit from Good Morning Britain

The presenter left the ITV breakfast show last month, following controversial comments he made about Meghan Markle live on air after her US TV interview with Oprah Winfrey

In his latest column for the Daily Mail, Piers claimed to have received a text from the Duchess Of York. 

Piers Morgan and Sarah Ferguson 

He said that “not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled” to see him depart GMB, revealing Fergie’s message apparently said: “People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humour. Get back out there!”

Piers, who has been friends with the Duchess Of York for many years, then added: “Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together… Morgy And Fergie In The Morning, anyone?”

Sarah Ferguson’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK. 

Piers joked that should start their own breakfast show following his exit from GMB

Piers departed GMB after nearly six years, after he cast doubt on Meghan’s revelation during her interview that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

Ofcom later confirmed it would be launching an investigation under its harm and offence rules after over 40,000 complaints were made – a figure that has since grown to over 57,000, making it the most complained-about incident in Ofcom history.

It was reported the Duchess also complained to both ITV and Ofcom over Piers’ remarks. 

Just hours before Piers’ exit, he also made headlines when he stormed off the GMB set during a row about the Duchess with his colleague Alex Beresford – something Piers later admitted he regretted doing

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Piers Morgan has hit back at his former daytime rival Dan Walker, after remarks the BBC Breakfast star made about him during a recent interview.

Throughout the five-year stint that Piers presented Good Morning Britain, the two presenters were embroiled in a friendly(-ish) feud that mostly revolved around their respective viewing figures.

Following Piers’ much-publicised exit from GMB last month, Dan told The Times: “Piers and I have had a friendly rivalry, but it has been good for BBC Breakfast and GMB. 

“He likes to throw a few insults around, but underneath all the froth I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out.”

Dan Walker

Piers has now responded in his Mail On Sunday column, which references the man he describes as his “supremely virtuous former breakfast TV show rival Dan ‘Halo’ Walker”.

“Ironically, I’ve always thought that underneath all Dan’s faux saintly froth, there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out,” he wrote.

He also claimed that the fact GMB overtook BBC Breakfast for the first (and, so far, only) time in the ratings on what would turn out to be his final day was the “ “one thing guaranteed [to have Dan] stamping on kittens”.

Addressing Dan’s comment that “five years in second place must hurt a bit”, Piers added: “It did, yes. But fortunately, Mr Walker, your poodle-like simpering with government ministers single-handedly gifted me the gold medal and cured the pain.”

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It was announced over the weekend that, following Piers’ exit from GMB, relief presenter Adil Ray would be filling in for him for the rest of April.

However, we can safely assume it won’t be a permanent appointment – at least, for the time being.

Despite the highly controversial nature of Piers’ GMB exit, ITV chief Kevin Lygo recently suggested the divisive presenter was irreplaceable on the daytime show.

Quite how Piers would feel about having Adil occupying his former seat remains to be seen, as the two famously clashed on Twitter in 2019 when the latter made a joke about the former while guest hosting Have I Got News For You.

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Piers Morgan claims he has been approached about a potential return to Good Morning Britain.

The TV presenter left the show in March following comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.

Good Morning Britain has reportedly suffered a decline in viewers since his departure and he said there had been contact from a third party over a comeback.

Piers Morgan

He told The Sun: “I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show.

“I don’t want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party.

“As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues.

“It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast.

“It’s their problem to work out … but never say never.”

ITV has been contacted for comment.

The presenter said he did not believe what Meghan said during her headline-making interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The duchess said she was ignored when raising concerns about her mental health and that racist comments had been made before the birth of her son, Archie.

It later emerged Meghan made a formal complaint to ITV about Morgan.

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Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford has spoken out following former co-host Piers Morgan’s departure from the show.

On Tuesday morning, the two GMB stars were involved in a heated exchange live on air about Meghan Markle, in which Alex called out Piers’ comments about the Duchess of Sussex made the previous day.

This ended in Piers storming out of the studio, which Alex branded “pathetic” and “diabololical behaviour”.

Following the news that Piers has now left the show permanently, Alex has shared his thoughts on Twitter. 

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“There is so much that could be said,” he wrote, insisting that “Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for”.

Alex explained: “Over the lat few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

“We both wanted to be on the show on Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

“I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that we weren’t able to get there, but challenging this opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.”

He added: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen. Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He’s given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!”

Alex previously tweeted, after his on-air exchange with Piers: “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.”

ITV faced calls to reprimand Piers Morgan after Monday’s show, when he cast doubt on Meghan Markle’s recent claims about her mental health and her experiences of racism after joining the Royal Family.

“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” Piers said. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”

It was later revealed Piers had sparked more than 40,000 complaints to Ofcom, after which it was announced he was leaving GMB effective immediately.

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Since the news of his departure was confirmed, the divisive presenter doubled down on his views on Twitter, later telling reporters: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

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Piers Morgan has announced he’s set to interview Labour leader Keir Starmer as part of a special episode of his ITV talk show Life Stories.

The hour-long interview is set to be filmed next month, and will cover the leader of the opposition’s childhood and career in law, as well as the past year of leading the Labour party in lockdown.

Following the announcement, Piers said: “It’s very unusual for party political leaders to submit themselves to such lengthy personal interviews and I am delighted that Sir Keir has agreed to talk to me about his fascinating life.

“It promises to be a memorable and very revealing Life Stories show.”

ITV’s head of entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe said the forthcoming interview “promises to be a real treat for our ITV audience.”

There’s no official airdate for Starmer’s episode of Life Stories yet, but ITV has said it will air “in the coming months”

Starmer’s interview will be the first with a party leader on Piers’ show since the broadcaster interviewed Gordon Brown when he was prime minister in 2010.

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It also marks the first time Piers has filmed a new episode of Life Stories since his much-publicised exit from Good Morning Britain earlier in the year.

After five years with the ITV daytime show, Piers quit GMB in March, after it was announced that his on-air comments about Meghan Markle’s mental health had led to an Ofcom investigation.

Since then, his remarks have become the most complained-about incident in the TV watchdog’s history, with more than 57,000 contacting Ofcom about Piers’ comments.

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Piers Morgan was branded an “idiot” by ’Good Morning Britain’ guest Ash Sarkar on Thursday, who felt the presenter hadn’t done his research.

During the show, Piers attempted to chair a debate about the protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit, which Ash had been invited to take part in, alongside journalist Andre Walker.

However, Ash wasn’t given much time to speak, as halfway through explaining why she’ll be demonstrating, Piers cut in to accuse protesters of hypocrisy and anti-Trump bias.

Ash explained: “I’ll be marching in Westminster tomorrow, alongside thousands of other people who found the policy of border patrol unconscionable, who think that the sight of our elected Prime Minister holding Trump’s hand an utter embarrassment…”

Viewers didn’t get to hear Ash’s next point, as Piers cut in to question whether she’d taken issues with Barack Obama’s policies on the same matter, to which she said: “Yes I did.

And that’s why I also…”

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Phillip Schofield couldn’t resist a dig at his former ITV daytime colleague Piers Morgan when the Good Morning Britain star came up in the conversation live on This Morning.

During a segment on showbiz headlines in Tuesday’s show, Phillip discussed Demi Lovato’s recent comments about a frozen yoghurt shop she paid a visit to in LA, after which she claimed she felt triggered by the amount of “diet foods” on sale as someone who is in recovery for an eating disorder.

The shop in question has since said the items she was referring to were actually for people with food allergies and other dietary requirements, with Piers giving his take in his latest column for the Mail Online, branding the Sorry Not Sorry singer “repulsively arrogant”.

At the end of the discussion on This Morning, Phillip said as an aside: “Well, we know that Piers Morgan weighed in, so it must be serious.”

As co-host Rochelle Humes laughed on, the presenter added: “He’s got a lot of time on his hands at the moment, to write about yoghurt.”

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Phillip was, of course, referring to Piers’ much-publicised exit from GMB, which came after his comments about Meghan Markle sparked a record number of Ofcom complaints and led the media regulator to investigate the ITV daytime show.

The day of Piers’ exit, he had walked off the set of GMB when weather presenter Alex Beresford challenged him on his views.

This moment also prompted an on-air dig from Schofe, who began that day’s broadcast by telling Holly Willoughby: “Careful what you say today. I may get up and I may storm off! I might get up and go! What a morning, eh?”

This Morning airs every weekday from 10am on ITV.

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Cast your mind back to the very beginning of lockdown (we know, it feels like a decade ago), and you’ll remember Piers Morgan making headlines on a fairly regular basis for his interviews with various government ministers on Good Morning Britain.

This included showdowns with health secretary Matt Hancock and care minister Helen Whately, which even prompted complaints to media regulator Ofcom.

Eventually, MPs stopped appearing on the show full stop, with the divisive presenter claiming that the government had banned its ministers from appearing on the ITV daytime show.

During an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of This Morning, Piers reflected on some of his more fiery one-on-ones, admitting that while he may have gone “a little too far” with his approach, he doesn’t regret the way he conducted his interviews.

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When presenter Phillip Schofield pointed out Piers’ reputation for talking over his guests, he responded: “Sometimes I know that I probably went a little too far but I was genuinely angry.

“I had work colleagues... Kate Garraway’s husband, in a coma. I had three friends who lost their parents in care homes. I had others who narrowly escaped and nearly died.

“I do feel if you were that closely touched by it... It made me so angry, in my view, the way they mishandled it.”

He added: “In terms of the government ban on Good Morning Britain, it has now been 134 days, I don’t regret a damn thing I did with those government ministers.

“I think they have been a total shambles in this pandemic, I’ve made no secret of it. I think so many more people died who shouldn’t have died, I think what they did with our care homes is a national disgrace, so I make no apology for holding their feet to the fire.” 

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby interview Piers on the This Morning sofa

While MPs have declined to appear on Good Morning Britain, Piers has made no qualms in criticising his BBC counterpart Dan Walker, who has been able to land interviews with key government officials.

And back in July, the presenter blasted Matt Hancock for appearing on another ITV daytime show, but only once Piers had gone on his annual summer break from GMB.

Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV, while This Morning airs at 10am.

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Robert Rinder has admitted he has two big reservations about replacing Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain

The Judge Rinder star has become one of the names reportedly in the frame to join the ITV breakfast show after Piers’ sudden exit earlier this month. 

While he has admitted he finds the prospect of sitting alongside his friend, GMB co-presenter Susanna Reid, “very interesting”, Robert also says he’s concerned about the early starts and the prospect of online abuse. 

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Appearing on Lorraine on Monday, Robert told the presenter: “The difficulty is ... first of all, I don’t know how you do it. You’ve managed to do it over the years and you’re not even in sympathetic lighting and you’ve managed to stay line-less.

“Of course, you get up at six o’clock in the morning. If I got up at three o’clock in the morning and had to cross-examine some lying, idiot politician who is trying to tell me porkies I think there might be a nuclear-powered reaction.

“As you know, I don’t do nonsense of any sort. But I think it would be a very interesting thing indeed.”

He continued: “I’m not sure I could endure the wave of Twitter hate.

“That being said, anybody on Twitter who has got residual energy to write mean things about anybody is not a happy human being.”

Could Judge Rinder soon become a regular fixture behind the GMB desk?

Robert issued a similar warning to politicians last week when he first broke silence on the replacement rumours. 

He told The Sun: “Piers has been on that show for a few years,” he explained. “I think the politicians and people that whinge about the world that come on that programme to be cross-examined will consider Piers Morgan to be a birthday present.

“If I was on it, that’s all I’m saying, no other comment.”

The paper also reported that GMB bosses will be trialing new stand-in presenters in the coming weeks, including Robert and BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire

ITV announced Piers would be leaving the show with immediate effect earlier this month, following controversial remarks he made about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

Ofcom later confirmed it would be launching an investigation under its harm and offence rules after over 40,000 complaints were made – a figure that has since grown to over 57,000, making it the most complained-about incident in Ofcom history.

Just hours before Piers’ exit, he also made headlines when he stormed off set during a row about the Duchess with colleague Alex Beresford

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am with Lorraine following at 9am on ITV. 

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Kate Garraway has stood by Piers Morgan following his exit from Good Morning Britain, insisting their friendship “will go on” despite his departure. 

Piers left the ITV breakfast show earlier this week after casting doubt on Meghan Markle’s revelation that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

Appearing on GMB on Thursday, for the first time since Piers’ sudden exit, Kate said: “The thing about Piers [is], he is very passionate and does fly kites and always comes from a place of authenticity, he always believes in what he says and he’s left. 

“He’s decided to quit and, as he says, fall on the sword of free speech, but as you rightly say I’ve known him a long time before he started working on this programme and our friendship will go on, our personal friendship.”

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She continued: “He’s been very supportive of me personally. It’s a different show, isn’t it? But the show goes on.” 

Ben Shephard also insisted the topic of mental health was taken seriously on Good Morning Britain. 

He said: “It’s crucial that we all appreciate and understand that right now particularly in the middle of a pandemic and what we’ve seen our frontline nurses and doctors going through, and the concern about the mental health impact of that…

“The debate and concern about mental health is something that we take very seriously and is hugely important to all of us.”

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Addressing her former co-host’s absence from Wednesday’s GMB, Susanna Reid told viewers: “Piers and I have disagreed on many things, and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme. 

“He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. He has many critics and he has many fans.

“You all know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say.”

She concluded: “It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on, and on we go.”

Ranvir Singh, who replaced Piers on Wednesday’s show, replied: “Well said.”

Describing Piers as a “big character”, Ranvir also said “many viewers will be absolutely gutted” about him leaving.

Prior to Piers’ exit, it was revealed more than 41,000 people had complained to TV watchdog Ofcom over his remarks, with the regulator now investigating GMB under its harm and offence rules. 

It was reported Meghan Markle had lodged a formal complaint with ITV, over concerns about the effect his words could have on others who are struggling with their mental health. 

Piers was also criticised by mental health charity Mind, who work with ITV on its Britain Get Talking initiative. 

However, after leaving GMB, Piers doubled down on his remarks in a tweet, writing: “I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. 

“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

He later insisted his exit from GMB was “amicable” and that he and ITV bosses “agreed to disagree”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 

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Piers Morgan has revealed he thinks he caught coronavirus while watching England play in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

The journalist and television presenter told the Mail on Sunday he contracted Covid despite being double vaccinated.

In a post on Twitter, he said it has been “a long ten days”.

He added: “Yes, it’s certainly been one of the more interesting (and unnerving…) experiences of my life, but it gave my a new perspective on covid, vaccines & where we are.”

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Writing in his column for the newspaper, Morgan said he thinks he caught the virus during England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

“My confidence that the event would be ‘covid safe’ had disintegrated,” he said.

“It was turning into an unregulated free-for-all.”

According to the newspaper, he began to feel unwell two days after the match and subsequently tested positive for the virus.

“As I’m sure everyone who gets it feels, it’s a strange, disquieting moment to know I have this killer virus inside me,” he said.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter added that coronavirus is “definitely the roughest I’ve felt from any illness in my adult life”.

“I’m still here – unlike so many millions around the world who’ve lost their lives to Covid in this pandemic,” Morgan said.

“For that, I owe a heartfelt debt of thanks to the brilliant scientists up in Oxford who created the Astra-Zeneca vaccine with such astonishing speed.”

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Piers Morgan has spoken out about his departure from Good Morning Britain, saying his exit came after he and ITV “agreed to disagree” over his comments about Meghan Markle earlier this week.

ITV had faced widespread calls to axe Piers after he cast doubt on Meghan’s revelation during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she had experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the Royal Family.

It was later revealed that more than 40,000 complaints had been made about the incident to Ofcom, after which it was confirmed the divisive presenter was leaving Good Morning Britain.

Speaking outside his London home on Wednesday morning, the presenter insisted his exit was “amicable”, saying (via the PA news agency): “I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree. I’m just going to take it easy and see how we go.” 

Piers Morgan pictured in 2019

He added: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

Metro also quoted him as saying: “I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge. I would call it a temporary hibernation.”

He added that he is “always in talks with people”. 

This came after Piers doubled down on his comments about Meghan in a tweet, writing: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. 

“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

In Piers’ absence, GMB regular Ranvir Singh presented Wednesday’s show with Susanna Reid.

Addressing her former co-star’s departure at the beginning of the show, Susanna told viewers: “Piers and I have disagreed on many things, and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme. He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. He has many critics and he has many fans. 

“You all know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say. 

“But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others will boo. 

“He has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday for more than five years, and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you, and a voice that many of you have railed against.”

She concluded: “It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on, and on we go.”

Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.

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Things might be a bit awkward the next time Piers Morgan and Carol McGiffin bump into one another in the corridors of ITV, after he blocked his fellow daytime star on Twitter.

The pair clashed on the social media site on Friday night in a row about coronavirus, prompting Piers to hit the block button on the Loose Women panellist. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter riled Carol after he tweeted: “To everyone on here deluding themselves that Covid is ‘over’, take a look at Spain’s case & death rate in the past week. Then wake the fu*k up. This pandemic has barely started.”

Piers Morgan and Carol McGiffin

She then responded, tweeting: “Piers. The only deluded person around here is you. No one’s buying your hysterical bullshit anymore. You did a brilliant job of scaring the nation into paralysis but it’s over now.”

While Piers did not reply, shortly afterwards, Carol discovered he had blocked her. 

Tweeting a screengrab showing that she was no longer able to view Piers’ tweets, she wrote: “Touched a nerve???”

On Saturday morning, Piers then tweeted: “Having to block a few T-list (and falling...) ‘celebs’ who’ve been driven bonkers by the pandemic & spew utter nonsense about the virus. They can now howl into the wind, and I will be spared their ignorant, deluded & foul-mouthed blatherings.

“It’s a win-win for all of us.”

Piers has just returned home after cutting short his holiday when France was put on the UK’s quarantine list for travellers. 

He is set to return to Good Morning Britain alongside co-presenter Susanna Reid on 1 September.