Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after fury at Meghan Markle rant
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Piers Morgan has decided to leave Good Morning Britain.
ITV said in a statement: "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."
The announcement comes after Ofcom confirmed it is launching an investigation into GMB and ITV after receiving more than 41,000 complaints about Monday's show.
Piers sparked fury with his comments following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS, where they shared shocking details about their time as senior members of the royal family.
During the royal couple's tell-all Oprah interview, Meghan discussed her issues with mental health and revealed she had experienced suicidal thoughts.
Morgan said during Monday's programme: "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says.
"I wouldn't believe her if she read me a weather report."
An Ofcom spokesperson said: "We have launched an investigation into Monday's episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules."
During this morning's episode of GMB, Morgan stormed off the ITV set mid-show following a heated discussion with his co-star Alex Beresford.
Alex branded Piers' behaviour "diabolical" and said the presenter had continued to "trash" Meghan Markle after she cut him off.
Piers then furiously stormed off set before returning to continue his dispute with the weatherman.
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ITV's CEO Carolyn McCall has since reportedly told journalists that producers were 'dealing with Piers' following his outbursts this week.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, during a morning conference call with reporters on Tuesday, McCall revealed that she '"hadn't seen'"footage of Piers walking off set.
However, she added: "It was a very balanced show this morning."
During her conversation with staff, Carolyn also reportedly revealed that the channel are not involved with what Piers says on social media.
"Piers is a freelance presenter for ITV," McCall said, adding: "we have absolutely no say or control" over his social media platforms.
While his personal profiles are off limits, Carolyn did suggest that ITV producers are talking to Piers about the remarks he has made on Good Morning Britain.
GMB continues tomorrow at 6am on ITV.
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