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ITV ‘received formal complaint on behalf of Meghan Markle’ before Piers Morgan quit GMB

The broadcaster left the show after facing backlash over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex

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Piers Morgan sensationally quit Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, after Meghan Markle allegedly complained about him.

According to The Guardian, ITV received a formal complaint on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex this week, over comments Piers made about her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On Monday’s episode of GMB, Piers and his co-hosts were discussing Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah when he said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says… I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”

The 55-year-old was widely criticised for his comments, as Meghan opened up about her mental health in the interview, and admitted she felt suicidal during her time as a senior working member of the Royal family.

ITV declined to comment when contacted by Goss.ie. A representative for Meghan has also been contacted. 

Ofcom has since launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of GMB, after it received over 40,000 complaints.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”

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Piers’ departure from Good Morning Britain was announced in a statement shared by ITV on Tuesday evening.

The statement said: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

On Wednesday morning, Piers tweeted: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t.”

“If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

He also shared a quote from Winston Churchill, which said: “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”

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