Piers Morgan quits "Good Morning Britain" after backlash over Meghan Markle comments
“Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan has resigned, ITV announced Tuesday, after his comments criticizing Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey drew over 40,000 complaints to the U.K.'s media regulator Ofcom.
The big picture: The outspoken TV presenter has been a fervent critic of Markle and Prince Harry, calling them "spoiled" and accusing them of undermining the British monarchy.
- The morning after Markle revealed that she had approached the Palace for help after having suicidal thoughts, Morgan said on GMB that he "didn't believe a word" of her claims. Ofcom announced that they would open an investigation into Morgan's comments.
- Morgan stormed off the set of the show on Tuesday morning after a co-host tore into him for his rhetoric and suggested that he was bitter about a fallout in his friendship with the Duchess of Sussex.
Between the lines: Morgan's resignation comes as the explosive Harry and Meghan interview, which drew an astonishing 11 million viewers in the U.K., has sparked a reckoning within both the royal family and the British tabloid media — two institutions that Prince Harry claimed in the interview are co-dependent and share an "invisible contract."