The Real Reason Piers Morgan Is Out At Good Morning Britain

Longtime broadcaster Piers Morgan is leaving ITV show Good Morning Britain after storming off of his set on March 9, 2021, following his comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview. "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain," a statement from the network read. "ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

The news of Morgan's departure comes after U.K.'s Office of Communications received over 41,000 complaints following Morgan's remarks about the Duke and Duchess's interview on his March 8, 2021, show, the network noted. "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says," he stated while discussing their claims of racism and Meghan's contemplation of suicide.

"We have launched an investigation into Monday's episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offense rules," the network revealed. Morgan tried to walk back his remarks the following day, before storming off of his set and later handing in his resignation. Keep scrolling for more details.

Piers Morgan cracks under Meghan and Harry criticism

Following Piers Morgan's remarks about Meghan Markle's mental health, the TV anchor tried to walk back his words the next day on Good Morning Britain.

"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," he began on March 9, 2021. "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."

He later went on to bump heads with co-presenter Alex Beresford who slammed Morgan for continuing to "trash her." At that point, Morgan stood up and said, "OK, I'm done with this," and proceeded to walk off of the set. "Sorry, no... sorry, can't do this...," he added, as his co-host called his actions "diabolical behavior." It was only a couple of hours after when Morgan decided to leave the show for good.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, or call the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.