Piers Morgan Storms Off Set, Leaves ‘Good Morning Britain’
Piers Morgan is no longer part of the Good Morning Britain team after his comments about Meghan Markle’s mental health comments. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke at length with Oprah Winfrey about their time as working members of the Royal Family.
Piers Morgan stormed off the Good Morning Britain after being called out by .
“And I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle,” Alex Beresford said. “You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times. And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle — or had one — and she cut you off. She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since you cut her off? I don’t think she has, but you continue to trash her.”
That is when Morgan got up and left the studio.
Morgan has long been a vocal critic of Meghan Markle while being a fierce defender of the Royal Family. This was exacerbated by the Oprah Winfrey interview where she and Prince Harry held nothing back.
One of the most impactful moments of the interview was when Markle admitted that she had suicidal thoughts. The constant battle in the Royal Family, according to Markle, was relentless with conversations about the baby’s skin color and how he wouldn’t get security.
“I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry. But I knew that if I didn’t say it — then I would do it,” she explained in the interview. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Morgan took great offense to the notion that being part of the Royal Family could lead anyone to being suicidal. He openly shared his disbelief on-air for Good Morning Britain.
He has since left the show as complaints poured in.
“I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle,” Morgan said on Good Morning Britain after the interview. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”
He continued: “I’m sickened by what I’ve had to watch,” Morgan said while talking over his co-host as she tried to defend Markle. “It’s a 2 hour trash-athon of everything the Queen has worked so hard for, while her husband is in hospital.”
ITV announced Morgan’s departure after the Office of Communications, Ofcom, received 41,000 complaints. Ofcom started an investigation into Morgan’s comments and Morgan has faced a swift backlash for his comments.