Piers Morgan to leave GMB following Harry and Meghan row

In a short statement on Tuesday evening, ITV said it had accepted his decision.

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Piers Morgan has decided to leave Good Morning Britain, ITV has said.

In a short statement, ITV said it had accepted his decision.

The statement said: “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.”

Royal: Harry and Meghan were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.CBS

The announcement comes after broadcasting watchdog Ofcom launched an investigation into comments made by Morgan about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The organisation received more than 41,000 complaints about his remarks on Monday during Good Morning Britain.

The presenter made dismissive comments about Meghan’s claims to have had issues with her mental health during the show.

He said: “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 the Duke and Duchess’ interview, which first aired in the US and was broadcast on ITV on Monday night, Meghan said there were times that she “just didn’t want to be alive anymore”.

The Duchess also told of how a member of Harry’s family raised concerns about “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be before his birth.

Following the interview, Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of the Queen.

It said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

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