Piers Morgan petitions soar to 360,000 signatures as fans beg him to return to Good Morning Britain

PETITIONS begging Piers Morgan to return to Good Morning Britain have now racked up a staggering 360,000 signatures.

The 55-year-old star quit the show rather than apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle earlier this month.

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His departure has seen the number of people tuning in to ITV breakfast news show tumble – sparking a ratings crisis on the show.

Five petitions begging him to return have been set up – the most popular of which has been signed by 154,580 people.

Titled 'Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for this common sense approach to life', it is on track to reach its target of 200,000 signatures.

However, Piers has ruled out returning to the show but called the soaring petitions "a pleasant surprise".

He tweeted: "I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions.

"Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise."

The Sun reported yesterday that Good Morning Britain had lost 100,000 viewers for the second day running.

By contrast, Piers' final day – when he stormed out of the studio following a clash with co-star Alex Beresford – saw GMB overtake BBC Breakfast for the first time ever.

The two men ended up in an on-air spat after the 40-year-old took him to task for his remarks about Meghan.

Piers had said: "I don't believe a word she says" after claims she had been suicidal and struggled with her mental health.

And yesterday he shared an article on Twitter claiming to list all of the times Meghan or Prince Harry contradicted themselves in their Oprah Winfrey interview.

The article, originally published in Private Eye, summarised 10 revealing moments from the bombshell interview and it branded them all "logical fallacies".

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