TV Host Piers Morgan Steps Down Amid Meghan Controversies

 

British television host Piers Morgan on Tuesday left his role presenting ITV breakfast show “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 decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” the network said in a statement.

“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

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

The former CNN host said he did not believe Markle when she said at one point she “didn’t want to be alive anymore”, sparking a deluge of complaints.

Barely a day after his remarks, regulator Ofcom said that it had already received more than 41,000 complaints.

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

Beresford told Morgan “I understand you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one, and she cut you off.

“She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has but yet you continue to trash her,” he added, leading to Morgan’s departure.

Morgan has also been the most outspoken media critic of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic over the past year, leading to many high-profile rows with ministers.

Morgan hosted his CNN show for three years until it was axed due to falling ratings in 2014.

He irked US gun owners after launching a crusade for greater gun control and struggled after stepping into the shoes of popular host Larry King in the coveted 9:00 pm primetime slot.

-AFP

Piers Morgan Tears Into Prince Harry, Meghan Expository Interview

 

English broadcaster and journalist, Piers Morgan has waded into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s apparent revelatory interview about the royal family, calling it an “absolutely disgraceful betrayal” and “shameful” act

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,  in an exclusive interview on Sunday night  with Oprah Winfrey, had accused the monarchy of racism, while Meghan also revealed she contemplated suicide while at the royal residence,

Piers in a series of tweets was quick to defend the British royal family slamming Harry and Meghan’s alleged accusations.

 

“This interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family,” the tweet read in the early hours of Monday

“I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle – but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful”

He went further to add that the Duke was trying to make the rest of the world see the Monarchy in a bad light.

 

 

“Harry wants America and the rest of the world to hate his own family, hate the Monarchy, and hate his country.”

“I suggest everyone waits for the victims of his wife’s rampage to have their say on her outlandish claims before they do so.”

Meghan in the no holds barred interview claimed she was silenced by the Royal family while she was a sturdy proponent for women using their voices

In reaction to these claims, Piers said “I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report.”

 

“Let’s be clear: Prince Harry and his wife just spent two hours trashing everything the Queen stands for & has worked so hard to maintain, whilst pretending to support her,” he said

“And they did it while her 99yr-old husband Philip is seriously ill in hospital. It’s contemptible.”

Piers’ criticism has seen similar reactions coming from several British media with The Daily Telegraph calling it  “enough bombshells to sink a flotilla”, while The Daily Mail tabloid, which has been highly critical of Meghan, quoted royal expert Robert Jobson as saying that the couple were “self-obsessed”.