Piers Morgan news – Ex GMB host in new Meghan Markle rant after her 'secret' wedding claims to Oprah are blown apart

Piers Morgan news – Ex GMB host in new Meghan Markle rant after her 'secret' wedding claims to Oprah are blown apart

PIERS Morgan has criticised Meghan Markle and Prince Harry once again – this time over their incorrect claims to have married in secret.

Over the weekend, Stephen Borton, a former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told The Sun: 'They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

"The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law."

Taking to Twitter today to discuss the news, Piers asked followers "do we still have to believe her?" – a clear reference to his departure from Good Morning Britain after refusing to say he believed Meghan's claims.

It comes as fans begged Piers to return to Good Morning Britain – but it looks like ITV star Ben Shephard is set become the show's new host.

The 55-year-old star sensationally quit the show rather than apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle earlier this month.

His departure has seen the number of people tuning in to ITV's breakfast news programme tumble – sparking a ratings crisis on the show.

Five petitions begging Piers to return have been set up – the most popular of which has been signed by 154,580 people.

But it appears producers have already decided his replacement after Piers ruled out returning to the show.

His seat on the show will be taken by Ben Shephard after ITV bosses went for the "safest option" according to reports yesterday.

Ben has been chosen to take his place according to the Mail on Sunday saying he represents the "safest option".

A source told the paper: "ITV and GMB bosses were totally unprepared for Piers going.

"Ben, who is adored by the staff and much of the audience, stepped in and the thought is now that he will work long term. He certainly isn’t like-for-like for Piers, but then who is?"

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  • Elizabeth Little

    SHARON STONE DEMANDS MILLIONS

    Sharon Osbourne says US TV chiefs will have to pay her tens of millions if they want to force her to quit.

    The 68-year-old star has been hit by a string of allegations of racism and mistreatment in the last week that have seen her TV show The Talk taken off air amid an investigation.

    The problems began after Sharon defended Piers Morgan on air following his comments about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain.

    During the heated discussion, Sharon attempted to dismiss co-star Sheryl Underwood, who had accused her of standing by Morgan’s “racist stance”.

    She later issued a lengthy apology on Twitter and said she panicked over the suggestion she might be racist.

  • Olivia Burke

    FOLLOWERS SLAM PIERS FOR HITTING OUT AT MEGHAN AGAIN

    Twitter users have slammed Piers Morgan after he tweeted an article regarding claims the Sussexes were not legally married three days before the Royal wedding and wrote, "Do we still have to believe her?"

    One user replied: "God forbid someone have a private unofficial ceremony before the whole world invaded their life."

    Another added: "Is there anything wrong with a person who might not have wanted a national wedding, to have a private more meaningful, personal wedding day, days before the national event. Official or not. To them, that can be their wedding. Who can argue with them? It's up to them!!"

    "They had a private exchange of vows stop fuelling crap and move on," one chimed in.

  • Olivia Burke

    PIERS SLAMS TROLLS TARGETING PAL SHARON OSBOURNE

    Piers Morgan publicly backed his palSharon Osbourne after she began receiving death threats after standing up for him.

    Sharon, 68, spoke out and backed Piers after he ranted about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain last week.

    Piers, 55, has now taken to Twitter and confirmed that Sharon has now become victim to vile death threats.

    Sharing a report from TMZ, he commented: "This is true, and so disgusting.

    "The woke brigade are the new fascists. If you don’t agree with them, they want to kill you."

  • Olivia Burke

    WHAT DID PIERS SAY ABOUT MEGHAN MARKLE?

    Piers Morgan rejected the Duchesses claims that she had suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with son Archie.

    After her interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in the UK on ITV, Piers discussed it the following morning on Good Morning Britain.

    "Who did you go to?" he said. "What did they say to you? I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report.

    "The fact that she's fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family I think is contemptible."

    He dubbed Meghan the "Pinocchio Princess" in a tweet later that morning.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PIERS MORGAN TOPS LIST OF MOST POPULAR ‘BEER-GOGGLE’ PIN-UPS

    Piers Morgan is attractive to almost HALF of women – but only when they are drunk.

    The former Good Morning Britain host is so irresistible he tops the list of the UK’s most popular ‘beer goggle’ pin-ups.

    The 55-year-old firebrand presenter scored 39 per cent of the vote in a new survey.

    But most women are only drawn to him when they have had a few.

    It is the perfect example of the beer goggle phenomenon in which alcohol makes physically unattractive people appear beautiful or sexually desirable.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TRUMP ‘SAYS HE’D BE “CANCELLED LIKE PIERS MORGAN” IF HE CRITICIZED MEGHAN MARKLE'

    Donald Trump has claimed he would be “cancelled like Piers Morgan” if he were to “say anything negative about Meghan Markle”.

    The former President said he always thought the Duchess of Sussex was “no good” but feared speaking out following her tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Read more here.

  • Olivia Burke

    PIERS WILL REMAIN AT ITV FOR HIS LIFE STORIES SHOW

    Piers Morgan confirmed he is "staying at ITV" for his Life Stories series and announced he is "filming more soon".

    The presenter left his fans in a flap after they assumed Piers would also jack in his successful chat show with celebrities after his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    But he replied to one concerned Twitter follower who praised the "great show", "Thanks Andrew – don’t worry, I’m filming some more soon."

    It comes after Piers said on Twitter on Wednesday: "Reports of my ITV demise have been greatly exaggerated…. I’m back already."

  • Olivia Burke

    ITV WERE "TOTALLY UNPREPARED" FOR PIERS EXIT

    ITV were completely blindsided by Piers Morgan's dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain, according to a TV insider.

    The 55-year-old is reportedly going to be replaced by Ben Shephard.

    A source told the Daily Mail: "ITV and GMB bosses were totally unprepared for Piers going. Obviously the circumstances were out of the blue and nobody had a back-up plan.

    "Ben, who is adored by the staff and much of the audience, stepped in and the thought is now that he will work long term. He certainly isn’t like-for-like for Piers, but then who is?"

  • Olivia Burke

    PIERS WON'T LET IT DROP

    Piers Morgan has pounced on reports that Meghan and Harry's claim they wed in secret was a lie.

    He chimed in, "Do we still have to believe her?" while sharing the Daily Mail's article on the matter.

    Stephen Borton, a former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told The Sun: 'They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

    "The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law."

  • Olivia Burke

    REINSTATE PIERS PETITIONS HAVE 360,000 SIGNATURES

    Petitions to reinstate Piers Morgan to GMB have acquired a whopping 360,000 signatures, as the breakfast shows TV ratings plummet.

    Five petitions have been created asking for the 55-year-old's return, and the most popular one boasts 155,000 supporters.

    One titled, "Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for this common sense approach to life" is heading in the right direction for its 200,000 target.

  • Olivia Burke

    PIERS BOASTS ABOUT BOOK BOOM

    Piers Morgan has thanked those "celebrating his demise" as his book sales soared in wake of his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain.

    He tweeted yesterday, "Great to see Wake Up back in the Sunday Times best-seller chart for the first time in 10 weeks & at its highest ever position (5).

    "I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you!

    He bragged: "(And to all those still gleefully celebrating my 'demise', mwah."

  • Olivia Burke

    SHARON WANTS MEGABUCKS TO QUIT

    Sharon Osborne had told US TV bosses she wants "tens of millions" to quit as a panellist on The Talk, after she staunchly defended Piers Morgan, according to reports.

    The chat show has been temporarily taken off air as broadcasting bigwigs investigate allegations of racism, as Osbourne argued with her co-host Sheryl Underwood.

    Sharon has staunchly defended her longtime friend Piers Morgan after the intense backlash he received about his insensitive comments regarding Meghan Markle.

    Sharon herself has since been dogged by claims that she is racist, which have erupted after her former co-star Holly Robinson alleged she got her fired for being "too ghetto".

  • Olivia Burke

    MORGAN CALLS BRISTOL SCENES "DISGUSTING"

    PIERS jumped to the defence of the police force again last night and condemned the actions of the Kill the Bill demonstrators.

    Bridewell police station in Bristol was "under siege", as protestors launched projectiles and fireworks at officers.

    "Disgusting scenes in Bristol tonight. I’m sick and tired of seeing the police coming under constant attack in this pandemic. Our cops are some of the best in the world – give them a bloody break," Morgan said.

  • Olivia Burke

    FRANK BRUNO SILENCED MORGAN

    Footage of Frank Bruno silencing Piers Morgan have begun circulating in the wake of the presenters GMB exit.

    His past conduct during his time as host on the breakfast show have been under intense scrutiny since his controversial comments regarding the Duchess of Sussex.

    In 2016, just days after Muhammad Ali's passing, Piers asked Frank Bruno whether he had ever thought about getting in the ring with the boxing legend.

    Bruno slammed his insensitive line of questioning, saying: "The man is dead. I'm just glad I met him. He's my hero. Piers, he's a man I class nearer to God."

    It is evidently not the first time Piers has put his foot in it, and a red-faced Susanna Reid was left trying to smooth it over.

  • Olivia Burke

    SPENCER MORGAN TAKES A SWIPE AT SHEPHARD

    Piers Morgan's son Spencer took a swipe at Ben Shephard, the man set to peg his dad's presenting gig, this morning.

    He tweeted: "Be honest, you're missing @piersmorgan right now aren't you," during this mornings segment hosted by Shephard and Susanna Reid.

    Twitter users responded in a mixed fashion to his claim, with some branding Shephard "vanilla", while others said they enjoyed not hearing Piers "rants".

  • Olivia Burke

    CLARKSON CALLS OUT MEG MARKLE

    Jeremy Clarkson has leapt to the defence of his old rival Piers Morgan in wake of his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    He branded Meghan Markle "a silly little cable TV actress" and predicted she will have a spectacular fall from grace, while dubbing Morgan "poor old Piers".

    He wrote in his column that Meghan is "much revered by the young and the stupid who believe that her brand of simpering victimhood will one day bring down the monarchy, but it won’t".

    He laughed that given the Royal family's history of "beheadings, affairs, abdications", he is "fairly sure it’ll be able to weather the banal musings of a silly little cable TV actress".

    "Trust me on this one. Markle’s toast, and within five years, I suspect she’ll be posing for photographs, on her own outside the Taj Mahal or sitting on the back of a playboy’s yacht in the Med, and poor old Piers will realise that he lost his job over absolutely nothing at all," he continued.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: GOOD MORNING BRITAIN TO REPLACE PIERS MORGAN WITH ‘SAFE OPTION’ BEN SHEPHARD AS SHOW’S RATINGS PLUMMET

    Good Morning Britain to replace Piers Morgan with ‘safe option’ Ben Shephard as show’s ratings plummet

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN TOPS LIST OF MOST POPULAR ‘BEER-GOGGLE’ PIN-UPS

    Piers Morgan is attractive to almost HALF of women – but only when they are drunk.

    The former Good Morning Britain host is so irresistible he tops the list of the UK’s most popular ‘beer goggle’ pin-ups.

    The 55-year-old firebrand presenter scored 39 per cent of the vote in a new survey.

    But most women are only drawn to him when they have had a few.

    It is the perfect example of the beer goggle phenomenon in which alcohol makes physically unattractive people appear beautiful or sexually desirable.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS’ BOOK BACK IN BEST-SELLER CHART

    Piers Morgan is celebrating today after his book Wake Up re-entered the Sunday Times best-seller chart.

    It is at its highest ever position too, at number five.

    He added: “I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUN EXCLUSIVE: SHARON OSBOURNE DEMANDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO QUIT US TV SHOW THE TALK AFTER DEFENDING PIERS MORGAN

    UNDER-FIRE star Sharon Osbourne says US TV chiefs will have to pay her tens of millions if they want to force her to quit.

    Sharon, 68, has been hit by a string of allegations of racism and mistreatment in the last week that have seen her TV show The Talk taken off air amid an investigation.

    The problems began after Sharon defended Piers Morgan on air following his comments about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain. During the heated discussion, Sharon attempted to dismiss co-star Sheryl Underwood, who had accused her of standing by Morgan’s “racist stance”.

    She later issued a lengthy apology on Twitter and said she panicked over the suggestion she might be racist.

    But former co-star Holly Robinson Peete later alleged Sharon had got her fired for being “too ghetto”.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN PRAISES GOVERNMENT’S UK VACCINE ROLLOUT

    Piers Morgan has praised the UK’s vaccine rollout as it steams ahead.

    More than half of the adult population has been given a first dose so far.

    The 55-year-old tweeted: “Wowza… the UK administered 874,000 new Covid vaccine doses yesterday.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WILL PIERS MORGAN JOIN ANDREW NEIL’S GB NEWS?

    Piers Morgan has become open for work after leaving Good Morning Britain on March 9, 2021.

    The presenter has not said whether he will join GB News, but Andrew Neil, the chairman of the new channel, said he would be “delighted” to explore this possibility.

    Mr Neil told the BBC: “Well, Piers would be a huge asset to GB News and we’ll definitely look at that.

    “We haven’t started any negotiations yet.

    “We would certainly be delighted to talk to him if he’s up for it.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP ‘SAYS HE’D BE “CANCELLED LIKE PIERS MORGAN” IF HE CRITICIZED MEGHAN MARKLE

    DONALD Trump has claimed he would be “canceled like Piers Morgan” if he were to “say anything negative about Meghan Markle”.

    The former President said he always thought the Duchess of Sussex was “no good” but feared speaking out following her tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Read more here.

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