Piers Morgan will leave “Good Morning Britain,” after he stormed off air on Tuesday when he was confronted by his co-host over his constant criticisms of Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, ITV announced on Tuesday.
On Monday’s show, Morgan said he “didn’t believe a word” the duchess had told Oprah Winfrey in an interview.
“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” ITV said in a short statement. “ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
Piers’ comments are now being investigated by United Kingdom media regulator, Ofcom.
Ofcom said it had received over 41,000 complaints about the program as of Tuesday afternoon. “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules,” it said in a statement.
Earlier on Tuesday, Morgan was criticized by his own colleague for his treatment of Markle.
“I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle, you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times,” said “Good Morning Britain” co-host Alex Beresford. “And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or you 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.”
Morgan then stormed out of the studio, saying: “OK, I’m done with this, sorry, no, can’t do this.”