PIERS Morgan has hinted at a comeback as he was "bombarded" with job offers after he quit ITV.

The GMB host sensationally quitafter refusing to publicly apologise for making a widely criticised statement that he didn't believe a word Meghan said during her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

It was revealed Piers quit after after senior execs asked him to say sorry to Meghan live on air after the Duchess contacted ITV to complain about the GMB host.

Speaking to Sky News from his home in London, Morgan said: "I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

"If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."

A close source said: "Overnight he was flooded with offers and suggestions for new deals — some pretty interesting ones, plus a few wild and wacky offers which he had a laugh about."

Piers stormed off set during a huge row with his GMB co-host yesterday morning after being criticised by co-host Alex Beresford for his reaction to Meghan Markle's suicide and racism comments in her Oprah interview.

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    LORRIANE SAYS IT'S 'UNCLEAR' WHO WILL REPLACE PIERS MORGAN – BUT TOUTS BEN SHEPHARD

    It is unclear yet who will replace the outspoken presenter but Ranvir Singh stepped into his shoes last minute yesterday.

    This morning, Ben Shepohard and KAte GArroway helmed the ship during a second day without Piers.

    Lorraine has however hinted that Ben Shephard could take the reigns full time, saying: "I feel Ben Shephard is already having his cocoa and putting his jammies on…"

  • Joseph Gamp

    RACHEL RILEY ‘WANTS PIERS MORGAN’S JOB’ AND ‘CELEBRATED’ AFTER GMB HOST QUIT

    RACHEL Riley has said she “would love Piers Morgan’s job” after he sensationally quit Good Morning Britain.

    Piers, 55, quit the show on Tuesday after Meghan Markle complained to ITV to raise concerns his words might affect those struggling with mental health.

    Shortly after the news broke, Countdown star Rachel was overheard discussing his exit.

    A source said: “Rachel was in great spirits when she left filming yesterday and was heard saying she would be going home to celebrate the news Piers had left.

    "It seems, like many people, she disagreed with his Meghan Markle comments. She also said she would love to do his job. She said there was no doubt about it!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    KATE GARRAWAY STANDS BY PIERS MORGAN AS SHE PRAISES ‘PASSIONATE’ HOST

    Kate Garraway has stood by Piers Morgan as she praised the "passionate" host following his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain.

    Stepping in to replace Piers' co-host Susanna Reid today, Kate admitted the show will be "different" without Piers – but insisted their "friendship will go on" in a sweet tribute.

    After Ben said Piers had been "very supportive" to Kate and her family throughout her husband Derek Draper's illness, she added: "That's the thing about Piers, he's very passionate.

    "He does fly kites and have debates but it always comes from a place of authenticity. He always believes in what he says. He's left, decided to quit and as he put it himself fall on his sword of free speech.

    "I've known him a long time before he started work on this show. Our friendship will go on. It's a different show, but it will go on."

  • Joseph Gamp

    'I'LL MISS YOU': PIERS MORGAN TWEETS PICTURE OF GMB TEAM

    Piers has tweeted this morning on how his colleagues may not agreed with him, but they were a team.

    "At around 8am this morning he said: "I had one goal when I joined @GMB – beat @BBCBreakfast in the ratings.

    "On my last day, we did it. That was down to the hard work & dedication of the whole team.

    "They don't all agree with me, some don't even like me, but we were a team..and we won.

    "Thanks guys. I'll miss you."

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN DOUBLES DOWN ON MEGHAN COMMENTS – BUT CLARIFIES HIS POSITION ON MENTAL HEALTH

    Speaking to the Guardian yesterday, Piers 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,” Morgan told the Guardian.

    “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN'S SON SPENCER SAYS ALEX BERESFORD 'SAW EASY WAY TO BOOST HIS CAREER'

    Piers Morgan's son Spencer said Alex Beresford "saw an easy way to boost his career" after his row with the controversial host on yesterday's show.

    After six years on GMB, Piers walked away last night following his refusal to apologise on air for comments he made about Megan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

    Piers said he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said after she revealed she had been suicidal.

    It lead to criticism from mental health charities, sparked 41,000 Ofcom complaints as well as complaint to ITV bosses from Meghan herself.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHAT DID MEGHAN SAY IN HER COMPLAINT AGAINST PIERS MORGAN?

    It’s understood Meghan’s complaint wasn’t made over Piers’ dismissal of racism allegations, or her claims that she wasn’t supported by the Royal Family.

    Instead, the Duchess is understand to have been worried how the comments from Piers would affect others struggling with similar issues.

    ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship said: “The Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to ITV on Monday.

    “It’s thought to have been sent to the broadcaster’s CEO.

    “Meghan raised concerns about how Piers Morgan’s words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT DID SUSANNA REID SAY ABOUT PIERS MORGAN'S EXIT?

    Susanna told viewers: "A number of viewers will of course know the news and many of you will not, and be surprised that Piers isn't here this morning.

    "Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme.

    "He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster – he has many critics and he has many fans.

    "You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan's interview, he himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.

    "There are many voices on GMB, and everyone has their say – but now Piers has decided to leave the programme."

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUSANNA REID WAS LEFT IN TEARS AFTER PIERS MORGAN QUIT

    Emotional Susanna yesterday paid tribute to her "outspoken, opinionated, and disruptive" former co-star Piers after he dramatically quit.

    The Sun told how she was left in tears when the 55-year-old resigned after ITV bosses asked him to publicly apologise for saying he refused to believe Meghan Markles’s claims during her Oprah Winfrey interview that she contemplated suicide.

    It was revealed Prince Harry's wife complained to ITV's CEO to raise concerns his words might affect those struggling with mental health.

    But Piers refused – and quit instead following his heated clash with the show’s weatherman Alex Beresford.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUSANNA REID MISSING FROM GMB TODAY AFTER PIERS MORGAN EXIT

    SUSANNA Reid is missing from Good Morning Britain today after being in tears over Piers Morgan's shock exit.

    Susanna Reid, 50, has been replaced by Kate Garraway on her usual day hosting the show alongside Ben Shephard.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ANDREW NEIL WANTS TO TALK TO PIERS MORGAN ABOUT GB NEWS ROLE

    Andrew Neil has said “any network worth its salt” could find a role for Piers Morgan as a “broadcaster of his calibre”.

    Neil refused to rule out speaking to Morgan about a role at GB News, the new network he chairs, following the former ITV presenter’s sudden departure from Good Morning Britain this week.

    Appearing on BBC News, Neil said Morgan’s departure was “a pity” for ITV because he had brought “energy, dynamism and controversy” to its morning broadcast schedule.

    He added: “It had always lagged way behind the BBC breakfast time show and people tuned in because of him.

    “It reminded me of the old days of Newsnight. People tuned in if Jeremy Paxman was doing it. If he wasn’t doing it it wasn’t so exciting and the same is true of GMB.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ALAN SUGAR SAYS PIERS MORGAN 'PUSHED HIS LUCK'

    Lord Alan Sugar has posted a series of tweets in relation to Piers Morgan leaving GMB.

    He tweeted: "Alex hit a nerve. piersmorgan was snubbed by Meghan after he thought she was a friend of his after having a few drinks. Where Morgan is right she just dumps people."

    In a separate tweet he said: "Piers Morgan pushed his luck.

    I think he might have something else lined up watch this space."

  • Hana Carter

    SUSANNA REID: 'SOME OF YOU MAY CHEER AND OTHERS MAY BOO'

    “There are many voices on GMB and everyone has their say. But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others may boo.

    “He has been my presenting partner, Monday to Wednesday, for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you and a voice that many of you have railed against. It is certainly going to be very different but shows go on and so on we go.”

  • Hana Carter

    EXPLAINED: HOW MEGHAN MARKLE AND PIERS MORGAN FIRST MET

    Piers and Meghan first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.

    The pair messaged for a while, and when Meghan visited the UK to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon they met for a drink.

    Piers later revealed: “We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly. Then I put her in a cab, and it turns out it was the cab that took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.

    “The next night they had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle ghosted me.”

    Piers said he was “ditched like a sack of spuds!”

  • Hana Carter

    ASHLEY BANJO: 'IT'S NEVER OK TO NOT BELIEVE SOMEONE STRUGGLING'

    Ashley Banjo made a dig at Piers Morgan after he refused to apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle had mental health issues.

    The Diversity dancer said it is "never ok to just 'not believe' someone struggling" with mental health issues.

    Ashley and his Diversity co-stars received criticism after their BLM-themed performance – but were phoned by the couple and offered support.

  • Hana Carter

    ITV'S MARKET VALUE DROPS BY £200M

    ITV's market value plunged by £200m as Piers Morgan announced his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    Today, the day after the news broke of Piers' exit, ITV's share price slumped by 3.8 per cent.

    It follows a £200million loss in profits for the network during the pandemic in the last year.

  • Hana Carter

    WHAT DID MEGHAN MARKLE SAY IN HER FORMAL COMPLAINT?

    It's understood Meghan's complaint wasn't made over Piers' dismissal of racism allegations, or her claims that she wasn't supported by the Royal Family.

    Instead, the Duchess is understand to have been worried how the comments from Piers would affect others struggling with similar issues.

    ITV's royal editor Chris Ship said: "The Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to ITV on Monday.

    "It’s thought to have been sent to the broadcaster’s CEO.

    "Meghan raised concerns about how Piers Morgan's words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide."

  • Hana Carter

    PIERS 'BOMBARDED' WITH JOB OFFERS

    Sources close to Piers say he’s already been “bombarded” with offers overnight, after refusing to apologise on air for slamming Meghan Markle’s controversial Oprah interview.

    Hours after his on-air bust-up with weatherman Alex Beresford, he enjoyed a £400 bottle of Krug and a cigar. A Deliveroo driver was seen dropping off his favourite takeaway — chicken tikka masala and pilau rice.

    Last night a source said: “From the outset, all Piers wanted to do was turn around Good Morning Britain’s fortunes and make the show a force to be reckoned with.

    “Thanks to some barnstorming rants, genuine world exclusives and simple, ingenious programming, he did exactly that.

    “His partnership with Susanna Reid was nigh-on perfect. Their chemistry was incomparable, as the pair’s final- day figures show — on Tuesday, he and Susanna drew in 1.89million viewers.

    "Their bitter rivals, BBC Breakfast, got just 1.76million. Piers has nothing left to prove, and someone as mercurial and talented as him is never going to sit still for long. It’s time for a new challenge."

  • Alice Fuller

    PIERS PRAISES SHARON OSBOURNE'S SUPPORT

    Piers Morgan has praised Sharon Osbourne for sticking by him.

    Sharon previously said: "I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth."

    Piers tweeted in response: "When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away.

    "I love Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself.

    "She knew she would get abused by the woke brigade for tweeting this – but did it anyway because it what she believes."

  • Alice Fuller

    PIERS CONDEMNS MEGHAN'S COMMENTS AS 'CONTEMPTIBLE'

    Piers Morgan has labelled the Duchess of Sussex's comments in her interview with Oprah Winfrey as "contemptible", following his abrupt departure from Good Morning Britain.

    Speaking outside his London home on this morning, the presenter described his departure from the programme as "amicable", adding: "I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree.

    "I'm just going to take it easy and see how we go. I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion.

    "If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that's entirely their right. I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

    "If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."

  • Alice Fuller

    NEIL 'DELIGHTED' TO TALK TO MORGAN ABOUT GB NEWS ROLE

    Andrew Neil has said "any network worth its salt" could find a role for Piers Morgan as a "broadcaster of his calibre".

    Neil refused to rule out speaking to Morgan about a role at GB News, the new network he chairs, following the former ITV presenter's sudden departure from Good Morning Britain this week.

    Appearing on BBC News, Neil said Morgan's departure was "a pity" for ITV because he had brought "energy, dynamism and controversy" to its morning broadcast schedule.

    He added: "It had always lagged way behind the BBC breakfast time show and people tuned in because of him.

    "It reminded me of the old days of Newsnight. People tuned in if Jeremy Paxman was doing it. If he wasn't doing it it wasn't so exciting and the same is true of GMB."

  • Alice Fuller

    PETITION TO SAVE PIERS' JOB

    Almost 38,000 people have signed a petition to save Piers Morgan's job on Good Morning Britain.

    Three separate campaigns are urging ITV bosses to offer the host his job back following his dramatic exit last night.

    One – called Bring Back Piers Morgan! – accused execs of treating him "appallingly".

  • Hana Carter

    PIERS MORGAN’S COMMENTS ON MEGHAN ‘UNACCEPTABLE’, SAYS WELSH HEALTH MINISTER

    Comments made by Piers Morgan about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey were “wholly unacceptable”, the Welsh health minister has said.

    Morgan left his role as a presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain show following a backlash against his comments about Meghan and the interview.

    Health minister Vaughan Gething was asked about Morgan’s comments during the Welsh Government’s coronavirus press conference in Cardiff on Wednesday afternoon.

    He said: “I thought Piers Morgan’s comments about not believing what Meghan Markle had to say about her mental health was wholly unacceptable, incredibly unkind and exactly where we should not be in public debate and discourse.

    “We’ve won lots of ground by talking and being more open about mental health challenges, not just in Wales but across the UK.”

  • Hana Carter

    “I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH”

    Piers Morgan today branded Meghan Markle “contemptible” as he doubled down on the comments that saw him quit Good Morning Britain.

    The 55-year-old laughed as he left his London home this morning – saying he was willing to “fall on his sword” after “agreeing to disagree” with ITV over apologising for the rant.

    Speaking this morning outside his London home, the presenter described his departure from the programme as “amicable”, adding: “I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree.”

    “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

    “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

    “If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”  

  • Hana Carter

    MONDAY’S EPISODE OF GMB BEAT BBC BREAKFAST ON RATINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

    Piers later boasted that his “work was done” after learning yesterday’s Good Morning Britain beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings for the first time ever.

    The episode of the show was more explosive than ever thanks to Piers and Alex’s fiery clash – and Piers was visibly fuming during the discussion.

    He remained off-air for almost 20 minutes – later tweeting that he needed to “cool down”.

    Alex, 40, hit a nerve when he said that Piers’ issue with Meghan was off the back of his personal grudge after she only met him for one drink before allegedly “cutting him off”.

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