GMB: Piers Morgan walks off after clash with Alex Beresford
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Piers Morgan, 55, has spoken out again about his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain after he clarified he “wasn’t fired”. The presenter had some harsh words for one of his former colleagues on Twitter earlier this evening.
ITV confirmed Piers left his role on Good Morning Britain last Tuesday evening.
However, since the news was announced, some have been speculating he may have been fired.
Piers took to Twitter once again tonight to defend himself in response to a tweet from his former CNN colleague Ana Navarro-Cárdenas.
She wrote on March 9: “If no other change comes out of the #OprahMeghanHarry interview, that it lead (sic) to @piersmorgan getting fired again from yet another job, seems like a good outcome for the benefit of humanity”.
Piers responded to her tonight, clarifying his exit in front of his 7.8 million followers.
He wrote: “Hi Ana, I wasn’t fired by ITV (I’m still working for them) just as I wasn’t fired by CNN (I was offered a new 2-year deal – ask Jeff).
“But great to see you’re just as big a treacherous little back-stabber now as you were when I worked at CNN.”
Many of his followers were quick to come to his support on social media.
One wrote: “Please tell me it’s true you are returning back to gmb (sic)”.
While another added: “Ignore the haters!! Fight to end cancel culture!!”.
“This is why you are so missed on @GMB – say it as you mean it!!!”, wrote a third.
Piers left the morning news show last Tuesday evening following his remarks about Meghan Markle.
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In response to her interview with Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday evening in the US, Piers had voiced his opinion.
On Monday’s show, he opened up about how he didn’t believe her when she spoke about her reasons for leaving the Royal Family and her own mental health.
His comments sparked more than 41,000 complaints to Ofcom over his handling of the situation as well as condemnation from mental health charities.
Piers was also challenged by GMB’s weatherman Alex Beresford on the show on Tuesday Morning who asked why he disliked Meghan so much.
Following the criticism, Piers walked off the GMB set, which led Alex to say: “Do you know what? That’s pathetic.
“This is absolutely diabolical behaviour. I’m sorry, but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen – 6.30 to 7 o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch.”
Later that evening, ITV confirmed in a statement that he had left the show.
An ITV spokesperson said: “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.”
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