Piers Morgan breaks silence after quitting Good Morning Britain
Morgan quit the show on Tuesday evening.
Piers Morgan has broken his silence following his decision on Tuesday evening to leave his role as co-host of Good Morning Britain following his coverage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's prime-time interview with Oprah this week.
Ofcom was inundated with complaints about Morgan's coverage, with more than 41,000 sent to the regulator after he responded to Markle's admission of feeling suicidal by insisting that he didn't believe her.
"I don't believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report," said Morgan.
On Wednesday morning, Morgan took to Twitter to speak publicly for the first time on his departure, and shock-horror, he has doubled down on what he said.
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. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
His tweet read: "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."
Morgan's former GMB co-host Susanna Reid addressed his departure on the show on Wednesday morning, saying: "He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.
“He has many critics and he has many fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.
“There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say. But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others may boo.
“He has been my presenting partner, Monday to Wednesday, for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you and a voice that many of you have railed against.
“It is certainly going to be very different but shows go on and so on we go.”