Piers Morgan Offers A Dramatic Account Of His Morning Show Exit

The world exploded into chatter following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but few had stronger reactions than Piers Morgan. The British television personality has publicly criticized Markle since she joined the royal family, but her conversation with Winfrey seemed to push Morgan over the edge. During a discussion about the interview on Good Morning Britain the day after it aired, Morgan lashed out against Markle, which eventually led to his departure from the show (via The Associated Press). 


"I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says," Morgan said on Good Morning Britain. "I wouldn't believe her if she read me a weather report." His comments drew backlash from weather presenter Alex Beresford, prompting Morgan to storm off the set. It was later announced that Morgan had officially left the show. "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," Morgan wrote in a tweet that same week. "If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on." 

Now, the host has penned a column for the Daily Mail divulging his account of his exit from Good Morning Britain.

Piers Morgan was given the chance to apologize, but chose to leave the show instead

In a lengthy piece for the Daily Mail, Piers Morgan details the events leading up to his falling out with Good Morning Britain. Following his on-air dispute with Alex Beresford, Morgan says he stepped away from the set to "cool down" and eventually stormed out of the studio altogether. Morgan claims that ITV, the station that airs Good Morning Britain, later asked him to publicly clarify the comments he made about Meghan Markle's mental health. While Morgan said he can't debate if Markle actually had suicidal thoughts, he has trouble believing that the royal family wouldn't offer her help. 


In the end, Morgan says he was given two options: apologize for his comments or leave the show. After consulting with friends as well as his manager, he made the decision to leave. "I wasn't going to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle, because the truth is that I don't believe Meghan Markle," Morgan writes. 

The host says that his only regret is that he won't be able to interview Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had agreed to appear on Good Morning Britain next month. He also states that ITV asked Morgan if he would continue working for the network on other programs, which he says he is "happy to do." "I don't have any problem with ITV," Morgan reflects. "My problem is with the increasingly insidious woke cancel culture that's now infesting all companies like ITV."


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