Dr Hilary jokes about Piers Morgan being nominated for NTA
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Piers Morgan, 56, has discussed the “subject of his exit” from Good Morning Britain, as he questioned what the verdict will be from TV regulator Ofcom after his comments on Meghan Markle, 40, became the “most complained about moment in UK TV history”. Back in March, the former Britain’s Got Talent judge refused to believe comments made by the Duchess Of Sussex during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, including those about how she struggled with her mental health while working as a senior member of the Royal Family.
Piers began by retweeting an article that read: “@piersmorgan proving ‘difficult to replace’ on ‘Good Morning Britain’, admits ITV boss.”
He then added of his intrigue: “On the subject of my exit from @GMB – it can’t be long before @Ofcom rules on the most complained about moment in UK TV history: my refusal to believe Princess Pinocchio.
“She personally complained to the regulator & the CEO of ITV. Should be a fascinating verdict.”
In response, some fans praised him for “sticking by his guns” over his decision to not apologise to Meghan or ITV over his comments.
One told the Arsenal fan: “That was the best walkout I’d ever seen! Stick to your guns ( Arsenal’s as well) and carry on speaking the truth!”
Another replied: “I don’t agree with everything you say and that’s opinion and everyone in a free world is entitled to that.”
While a third remarked: “All he had to do was apologise and he would’ve kept his job, he decided to stand by what he said so I think he owned it really!”
However, others defended Meghan, as they insisted Piers should have been “objective” while discussing her on GMB.
A fourth typed: “You got personal. If you were objective about Meghan – like a true journalist should be – you might still be on GMB.”
“It was five months ago Piers catch a grip,”(sic) commented a fifth.
Piers stepped down from Good Morning Britain at the beginning of the year after he clashed with weatherman Alex Beresford over his comments on Meghan’s mental health, as the Duchess revealed she had suffered “suicidal” thoughts while being a senior member of the Royal Family.
After the Oprah clip aired, the father of four said during the episode: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says.
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“I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”
An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
The following day after the TV regulator announced their investigation, Piers addressed his divisive comments about Meghan’s mental health on the show.
He said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said as an all-encompassing thing I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview, and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said.
“But let me just state on the record my position about mental illness and on suicide.
“These are clearly extremely serious things that should be taken extremely seriously, and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and help they need every time.”
However, when Alex challenged his remarks, it appeared to be the final straw for the show’s host of six years, as he stormed off the set.
The weatherman, who has a white mother and a father with Guyanese heritage, felt strongly about Piers’ attitude towards Meghan after she voiced her experiences with racism in the UK during her interview with Oprah, and told him: “This is absolutely diabolical behaviour.”
Piers later handed in his resignation, with ITV delivering a statement that confirmed they had “accepted this decision” and the star later said he “does not regret” his comments on the Duchess.
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