Piers Morgan hints at return to TV five months after controversial Good Morning Britain exit

Presenter left the ITV morning show in March after facing widespread criticism for comments about Meghan Markle

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 04 August 2021 10:05
Piers Morgan's most controversial moments on Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan has given fans a hint that he is planning on returning to TV in the near future.

The presenter left his position as host of popular ITV talk show Good Morning Britain in March, following an uproar over comments he made about Meghan Markle.

Morgan attracted nearly 60,000 complaints for his remarks about Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the interview, Meghan revealed she previously had suicidal thoughts due to the abuse she had received when joining the royal family. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Morgan said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

He departed the series shortly after, having walked off the set of GMB during his final appearance after being criticised by co-host Alex Beresford.

While it had been speculated that Morgan would join the right-leaning media channel GB News, the former News of the World editor has yet to announce a new presenting job.

However, writing on Instagram yesterday, Morgan shared an image of Leonardo Di Caprio in The Great Gatsby, along with the message: “Cheers to all my haters! Be patient. So much more is coming.”

Followers of Morgan have interpreted the post as a suggestion that he is preparing to announce a return to TV.

“Piers Morning the NEW TV BREAKFAST SHOW,” wrote one follower.

“Can’t wait,” wrote another.

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