Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain have attracted a record number of complaints to Ofcom.
According to BBC News, the regulator has now received 57,121 complaints about Good Morning Britain episodes that aired on March 8 and 9.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Piers tweeted: “Only 57,000? I’ve had more people than that come up & congratulate me in the street for what I said. The vast majority of Britons are right behind me.”
Only 57,000? I’ve had more people than that come up & congratulate me in the street for what I said. The vast majority of Britons are right behind me. https://t.co/bVYbU1RcHA
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 17, 2021
Ofcom launched an investigation into the episodes last week, after it received over 40,000 complaints – including a complaint from the Duchess of Sussex – over comments Piers made about Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
On March 8, 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.
The following day, Piers stormed off the show after his colleague Alex Beresford slammed him for constantly criticising the Duchess of Sussex.
Hours later, the presenter announced his departure from Good Morning Britain – after he refused to apologise for his comments.
In a statement, ITV 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.”