Piers Morgan has spoken out in anticipation of the verdict from Ofcom after he received a record number of complaints about his comments on Meghan Markle.
On Good Morning Britain in March, the 56-year-old said that he didn’t believe the Duchess of Sussex during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, including the comments that she made about how struggled with her mental health while in the Royal family.
The incident became the most complained about moment in UK TV history, with a record number of people lodging complaints with Ofcom, and led to Piers leaving Good Morning Britain.
Meghan herself reportedly “personally complained" to the head of ITV.
Now Piers has brought up the matter once more, to ponder on Ofcom’s upcoming verdict.
He began by retweeting an article that read: “@piersmorgan proving 'difficult to replace' on 'Good Morning Britain', admits ITV boss.”
He then added: “On the subject of my exit from @GMB – it can’t be long before @Ofcom rules on the most complained about moment in UK TV history: my refusal to believe Princess Pinocchio.
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“She personally complained to the regulator & the CEO of ITV. Should be a fascinating verdict.”
Some of his fans praised him in response for “sticking to his guns” over refusing to apologise to Meghan or ITV.
One told the outspoken presenter: “That was the best walkout I’d ever seen! Stick to your guns ( Arsenal’s as well) and carry on speaking the truth!”
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Another replied: “I don’t agree with everything you say and that’s opinion and everyone in a free world is entitled to that.”
While a third remarked: “All he had to do was apologise and he would’ve kept his job, he decided to stand by what he said so I think he owned it really!”
However, others came to Meghan’s defence and insisted Piers should have remained “objective” as a journalist when discussing her on GMB.
A fourth typed: “You got personal. If you were objective about Meghan – like a true journalist should be – you might still be on GMB.”
“It was five months ago Piers catch a grip,”(sic) commented a fifth.
After the complaints were made, an Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
Piers later handed in his resignation, with ITV delivering a statement that confirmed they had “accepted this decision” and the star later reiterated that he "does not regret" his comments.
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