Piers Morgan stormed off the set of "Good Morning Britain" on Tuesday after being called out for his criticism of Meghan Markle, and it appears the split is permanent.
The network announced later in the day yesterday that Piers has decided to leave the show, and ITV "has accepted this decision.”
Before he walked off, the co-hosts were discussing the interview Meghan and Prince Harry gave to Oprah Winfrey. Morgan, reiterating points he made on Monday, made clear that he disagreed with almost everything the couple said.
For example, he claimed it was a lie the couple's son had been denied a royal title because of the color of his skin. Co-host Alex Beresford said, ”I don't feel that you are a racist," but "what this is really about is the fact that you don't like Meghan Markle."
Beresford suggested Morgan held a grudge because Markle and Morgan once had a personal relationship, but "she cut you off.”
That’s when Morgan said,”OK, I'm done with this,”and walked off the set.
Morgan also took flak for comments he made Monday suggesting he didn't believe Markle was really suicidal, as she claimed in the interview. His comments on her mental health generated more than 41,000 complaints, making it the most-complained about program in a decade.
UK media regulator Ofcom (kind of like our FCC) has announced an investigation into "Good Morning Britain’" to see if Morgan broke broadcasting rules on harm and offense.
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