Piers Morgan thanks fans for support but won't return to Good Morning Britain
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 March 2021
Former 'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan has thanked fans for signing petitions to support him, but insists he has no plans to return to the ITV show
Piers Morgan has no plans to return to 'Good Morning Britain', despite fans signing petitions.
The 55-year-old broadcaster has thanked people for their support after he quit the ITV breakfast show this week following his controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex, but he reiterated his decision.
Taking to Twitter, he quipped: "I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions.
"Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise."
Tens of thousands of fans had signed the petition calling for Piers to return to the programme.
The petition reads: "This is an absolute farce. This man has stuck by our NHS when many others didn’t care including our government!
"He confronts the politicians on questions many of us want answering!"
Following his departure from 'Good Morning Britain', Piers insisted he still stands by his criticism of the duchess and her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He wrote on Twitter: "On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. 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."
In the interview, Meghan had revealed to Oprah how she "didn’t want to be alive" after receiving heavy public scrutiny.
On Tuesday's (09.03.21) 'GMB', Piers clashed with weather presenter Alex Beresford over his Meghan comments, resulting in Piers storming out of the studio for a breather.
Later that day, ITV confirmed he had decided to depart the show following discussions with bosses.
They 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."