April 15, 2021

British TV Host Piers Morgan Steps Down Amid Meghan Controversies



British TV Host Piers Morgan Steps Down Amid Meghan Controversies

British tv host Piers Morgan stormed off the set in a row over Meghan Markle. (File)

London:

British tv host Piers Morgan on Tuesday left his function presenting ITV breakfast present “Good Morning Britain”, shortly after sparking 41,000 complaints and storming off the set in a row over Meghan Markle.

“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has determined now’s the time to depart Good Morning Britain,” the community stated in an announcement.

“ITV has accepted this determination and has nothing additional so as to add.”

Morgan has been a vocal critic of Markle ever since she reduce off contact with him after she met Prince Harry, and he launched a scathing assault on her following the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The previous CNN host stated he didn’t consider Markle when she stated at one level she “did not wish to be alive anymore”, sparking a deluge of complaints.

Barely a day after his remarks, regulator Ofcom stated that it had already obtained greater than 41,000 complaints.

Morgan additionally stormed off the set on Tuesday morning after clashing with fellow presenter Alex Beresford over the interview.

Beresford instructed Morgan “I perceive you’ve got obtained a private relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one, and she or he reduce you off.

“She’s entitled to chop you off if she needs to. Has she stated something about you since she reduce you off? I do not assume she has however but you proceed to trash her,” he added, resulting in Morgan’s departure.

Morgan has additionally been essentially the most outspoken media critic of the federal government’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic over the previous yr, resulting in many high-profile rows with ministers.

Morgan hosted his CNN present for 3 years till it was axed as a result of falling rankings in 2014.

He irked US gun homeowners after launching a campaign for larger gun management and struggled after getting into the footwear of in style host Larry King within the coveted 9:00 pm primetime slot.

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