Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle blow up 10 months ago

Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after Meghan Markle blow up

Breaking news this evening.

It's just been announced that Piers Morgan has left his role at Good Morning Britain. In a statement, ITV said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided to now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

ITV had come under increasing scrutiny after comments that Piers Morgan made on-air in the aftermath of the much-discussed interview between Meghan Markle and Oprah.

In the interview, Markle revealed that she had previously had suicidal thoughts during her time in England after marrying Prince Harry, due to the amount of criticism and abuse she was receiving from the press and public.

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Addressing these claims on Good Morning Britain yesterday, Morgan said "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said", adding that he "wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report."

Morgan went as far as to describe the interview as "contemptible".