Piers Morgan Quits ‘Good Morning Britain’ Following Meghan Markle Remarks

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Has Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain? In the aftermath of controversial remarks he made on Meghan Markle’s claims of suicide contemplation, British journalist Piers Morgan has quit the popular morning show he hosted.

After the broadcast of Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the Duchess of Sussex admitted to having faced mental health issues to the point of suicidal thoughts, Morgan said to his national audience on Monday, “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

Morgan, who has previously been a staunch critic of Markle as well, called her “onslaught” against the British monarchy “contemptible” and dismissed her claims of having felt suicidal. After his Good Morning Britain co-presenter Alex Beresford called him out for “continuing to trash” Markle, Morgan stormed off the sets of his show.

ITV, the network that airs his show, has now issued a statement saying Morgan will step down from his seat of six years.

Has Piers Morgan Quit Good Morning Britain? ITV Says Yes

“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,” the network’s statement reads.

Following Monday’s controversial episode, ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall came forward to say she “completely believed what [Markle] says” and that the network was “totally committed to” mental health.

Mind, a mental health charity associated with ITV, also condemned Morgan’s comments about Markle’s mental health as “disappointing.” A statement it released said, “It’s vital that when people reach out for support to share their experiences of ill mental health that they are treated with dignity, respect and empathy.”

The journalist’s Monday episode had sparked massive backlash, prompting broadcast regulator Ofcom to launch an investigation after 41,000 complaints were made by viewers about the remarks he passed.