Piers Morgan to leave Good Morning Britain following Meghan Markle criticism

This composite photo shows Piers Morgan over a handout image provided by Harpo Productions of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Photos by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese and Dave J Hogan/via Getty Images)

Piers Morgan has permanently left Good Morning Britain after comments he made following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

After the morning show aired a portion of the interview on Monday where Meghan discussed her issues with mental health he said, "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says."

The broadcasting regulator in the UK launched an investigation after it received more than 40,000 complaints about Morgan's comments.


When a cohost called out his "diabolical behavior" on Tuesday, Morgan said, "OK, I'm done with this" and stormed off the set.

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ITV, which airs Good Morning Britain, issued a statement saying "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain."

Morgan is known to American TV audiences as a judge on America's Got Talent and the winner of the Donald Trump show The Celebrity Apprentice.