Piers Morgan news – Host breaks silence on GMB return as 200,000 call for his return after Meghan Markle racism row


PIERS Morgan has said he will not be returning to Good Morning Britain despite nearly 200,000 people calling for him to be reinstated.

The TV presenter, 55, thanked those who signed the petitions supporting him following his on-air comments about the Duchess of Sussex and her headline-making interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The GMB host sensationally quit after refusing to publicly apologise for making a widely criticised statement that he didn’t believe a word Meghan said during her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

During the interview Meghan accused the royal family of racism and spoke about her mental health and suicidal thoughts.

His comments were criticised by mental health charity Mind and prompted a near-record 41,000 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, and a formal complaint to ITV from Meghan herself.

Piers stormed off set during a huge row with his GMB co-host this week after being criticised by co-host Alex Beresford for his reaction to Meghan Markle’s suicide and racism comments in her Oprah interview.

Now three petitions on Change.org calling for Morgan to return to GMB have since garnered a combined total of more than 196,000 signatures.

In response to the numbers, Morgan wrote on Twitter: “I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions. Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.”

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