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Here’s Who Replaced Piers Morgan After His GMB Exit Over Meghan Markle Comments

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Who replaced Piers Morgan on GMB? The controversial British journalist had stormed off the sets of his news show and later quit over comments he made on Meghan Markle’s suicidal thoughts claim. The ITV network has reportedly replaced him.

Television journalist Ranvir Singh was seen on ITV’s Wednesday morning broadcast Good Morning Britain instead of Piers Morgan after the latter stepped down from his seat of six years. On Tuesday, the network had issued a statement saying, “Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision.”

On the latest GMB episode that aired without Morgan, and at 6 am instead of the usual 6.30 am, Singh hosted solo. She was joined half an hour later by Sussana Reid, who previously also co-hosted with Morgan.

Referring to Morgan’s exit, Reid said, “Shows go on and so on we go.”

Ranvir Singh, Who Replaced Piers Morgan, Questions Relevance Of Monarchy

Singh, during the broadcast, tore into the British monarchy, saying, “I think this [Oprah] interview has certainly lifted the lid on the fact we are paying millions of pounds to essentially a facade.”

Do we really want that to represent our country anymore? Is it relevant to the future generation of this country, the multicultural future, young people have their own voice these days,” she added.

Singh, the political news presenter for GMB, is a Londoner born to a Sikh family. A known face on British television, she joined the show in 2014 and has since presented on several ITV shows. Singh has previously worked with BBC for their radio and news programme arms.

Piers Morgan – Meghan Markle Controversy

CBS’ United States broadcast of the tell-all chat between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night, invited an onslaught of criticism from the British press. In the interview, scheduled to air in the UK the next day, the couple had alleged racism in the royal family, with Markle adding she consistently felt “suicidal.”

Dismissing her claims of suicide contemplation, Morgan, on his Monday broadcast of GMB, said to his national audience, “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

Morgan’s remarks were countered by the channel’s weather presenter Alex Beresford who called him out for “continuing to trash” Markle. A back-and-forth ensued, resulting in Morgan storming off the sets.

An Ofcom investigation, spurred on by 41,000 complaints by viewers, looked into Morgan’s questionable statements on Markle with respect to mental health. The following day, ITV issued a statement of his exit.

Morgan has responded to his exit saying, “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.”