Piers Morgan Addresses Good Morning Britain Exit After "Time to Reflect" on Meghan Markle Remarks

Piers Morgan offered an update via Twitter on March 10 in light of his exit as co-host of Good Morning Britain following criticism of Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

By Ryan Gajewski Mar 10, 2021 7:12 AMTags

Piers Morgan is sharing his latest thoughts following his exit from Good Morning Britain

After ITV announced on Tuesday, March 9 that the TV personality would not return as co-host of the British chat series in light of his criticism of Meghan Markle, Piers took to Twitter the following day (in U.K. time) to double down on his message. On March 7, Piers had been particularly vocal via social media in questioning the Duchess of Sussex as her interview with Oprah Winfrey aired.

"On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview," he wrote in the new tweet. "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."

Piers, 55, also included a photo of Winston Churchill and a quote attributed to the late Prime Minister that read, "Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage." 

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On Tuesday's episode of Good Morning Britain, co-host Alex Beresford called out Piers' continued criticism of Meghan and Prince Harry. This included Piers having tweeted that he didn't believe the Suits alum and sharing a clip of her discussing mental health issues.

Following Alex's dressing-down, Piers stormed off the set, saying, "You can trash me mate, but not on my own show. See you later." 

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Later that day, ITV confirmed that Piers would not return to host the show and said 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." 

Additionally, media regulator Ofcom had previously announced an investigation into Monday's episode of the talk show for violation of the company's "harm and offense rules." According to an Ofcom spokesperson, more than 41,000 complaints were logged over Piers' commentary.