Piers Morgan news – Star breaks record for most Ofcom complaints EVER with Meghan Markle rant that saw him quit GMB

PIERS Morgan’s Meghan Markle rant has now received the most Ofcom complaints ever after the TV host sensationally quit GMB.

Morgan, who had been on the ITV show since 2015, stormed off the set last week after becoming engaged in a row with co-star Alex Beresford.

His rant and row with Alex Beresford during the show on March 8 has now received 57,121 Ofcom complaints – the most ever.

It comes as Piers vowed to get revenge on the high-profile "woke" celebs who criticised him in the wake of his sensational GMB exit.

In the immediate aftermath of his departure, Piers was repeatedly attacked by celebs who blasted him for not believing the royal racism claims Meghan Markle made during her and Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah.

As the Twitter mob rounded on Piers, the GMB host refused to make the grovelling public apology to Meghan that his ITV bosses demanded and instead quit the show, sending audience ratings plunging.

As a bidding war continues over who Piers works for next, he today took to Twitter to say "I never miss a thing… And revenge is always a dish best tasted cold."

Later he added "Memo to all high-profile, insufferably woke, unctuously virtue-signalling, shamefully race-baiting hypocrites: I'm watching, and I will retaliate."

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'ICON'

    Fans and celebrities alike have branded Patsy Palmer an 'icon' for storming out of an interview on Good Morning Britain.

    Household names and regular punters alike, rushed to throw their support behind the actress who played Bianca Johnson on EastEnders.

    The 48-year-old star appeared to slam her laptop down during a chat on today's GMB after she took offence to the show describing her as an "addict to wellness guru" at the bottom of the screen.

    The drama has escalated over the course of the day with Patsy not only hitting out at GMB again, but also rejecting the apology from hosts Ben Shepherd and Susanna Reid.

    "That was obviously a quote from Patsy's book and it certainly wasn't our intention…" they said on GMB.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    BREAKING

    Piers Morgan’s Meghan Markle rant has now received the most Ofcom complaints ever after the TV host sensationally quit Good Morning Britain.

    Morgan, who had been on the ITV show since 2015, stormed off the set last week after becoming engaged in a row with co-star Alex Beresford.

    His rant and row with Alex Beresford during the show on March 8 has now received 57,121 Ofcom complaints – the most ever.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'OUR APOLOGIES'

    Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid and co-host Ben Shephard have apologised to Patsy Palmer after she was called an "ex-addict".

    The EastEnders icon abruptly ended her interview and "did a Piers Morgan" after taking offence to her description at the bottom of the screen, which read "addict to wellness guru".

    Patsy, 48, closed the screen of her laptop and told the TV hosts she "didn't want to do" the interview as it "wasn't OK" to refer to her that way.

    Susanna and Ben quickly apologised, insisting that they didn't mean for it to be offensive as they asked for her to stay to continue their chat.

    "That was obviously a quote from Patsy's book and it certainly wasn't our intention," Ben began to clarify before Susanna interjected.

    "I had no idea that was on our screen, that's a terrible shame," Susanna chimed in. "Our apologies to Patsy."

  • Alice Peacock

    EDWINA CURRIE TELLS SUSANNA REID ‘YOU’RE NOT PIERS MORGAN’ DURING GMB DEBATE

    Former politician Edwina Currie scolded Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain today fuming that she “wasn’t Piers Morgan” during a debate about Boris Johnson’s handling of the pandemic.

    Speaking this morning ahead of the one year anniversary of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Reid began listing off the Prime Minister’s failings over the past year.

    The GMB host continued speaking, not allowing the 74-year-old former politician to speak.

    After Currie tried to interject the interview several times to speak she scolded the GMB host: “Susanna, you’re not Piers so give me a chance.”

  • Alice Peacock

    PIERS CALLS FORMER COLLEAGUE 'BACK-STABBER' AFTER SHE FALSELY CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED FROM GMB

    Piers Morgan has called his former CNN colleague, Ana Navarro, a "treacherous little back-stabber" after she celebrated his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    Navarro, a political commentator for CNN, took to Twitter last week following Piers' bombshell departure from his anchor post at GMB.

    The broadcasting veteran walked off the set of the talk show after facing pushback for his reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah.

    "If no other change comes out of the #OprahMeghanHarry interview, that it lead to @piersmorgan getting fired again from yet another job, seems like a good outcome for the benefit of humanity," Navarro tweeted.

    'Hi Ana, I wasn't fired by ITV (I'm still working for them) just as I wasn't fired by CNN (I was offered a new 2-year deal – ask Jeff),' Morgan tweeted in response, referring to CNN President Jeff Zucker. 

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'FINISH IT NOW'

    Ex Eastenders icon Patsy Palmer has slammed Good Morning Britain after she abruptly left her interview.

    The 48-year-old star appeared to slam her laptop down on the chat after she took offence to them describing her as an "addict to wellness guru" at the bottom of the screen.

    The actress has hit back on Instagram saying: "I haven't written a book in 20 years so don't believe that either.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PIERS SHARES PADDYS DAY MEMORY ON INSTAGRAM

    Piers Morgan shared a St Patrick's Day throwback on his Instagram of him enjoying a pint of Guinness with Stephen Hawking.

    "Happy St Patrick’s Day!" he wrote.

    "Four years ago today, I had the incredible honour of interviewing the late, great Professor Stephen Hawking at his office in Cambridge.

    "His aides said he loved Guinness so I got a couple of pints in and he programmed a very special toast.

    "From black holes to the black stuff… what a day, what a man."

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    A post shared by Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    EDWINA CURRIE TELLSSUSANNA REID 'YOU'RE NOT PIERS MORGAN' DURING GMB DEBATE

    Former politician Edwina Currie scolded Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain today fuming that she "wasn't Piers Morgan" during a debate about Boris Johnson's handling of the pandemic.

    Speaking this morning ahead of the one year anniversary of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Reid began listing off the Prime Minister's failings over the past year.

    The GMB host continued speaking, not allowing the 74-year-old former politician to speak.

    After Currie tried to interject the interview several times to speak she scolded the GMB host: "Susanna, you're not Piers so give me a chance."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'OWN GOAL'

    ITV have been blasted for their 'horrendous' coronavirus segment that featured on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Just moments after Appreciate It had romped home to justify favouritism in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, an eight-minute feature on last year's meet going ahead took centre stage.

    Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan slammed the British Horse Racing Authority for allowing it to go ahead at the start of the pandemic.

    He said: “When they said it was a pandemic at that point the leadership should have got together and said we are cancelling the rest of the festival regardless of what the government says – all bets are off. There was a lack of understanding of the gravity of the situation and I believe it was motivated by financial imperative and not public health imperative.

    "Nobody needed to be told at that stage not to continue. As a governing body you cannot hide behind the government.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'READY TO RETALIATE'

    Piers Morgan is "ready to retaliate" against the "hypocrite" celebrities who slammed him in the Meghan Markle row.

    The former Good Morning Britain host, who quit after clashing live on air with weatherman Alex Beresford, sent a "memo" on Twitter that he will be seeking revenge on "woke" stars.

    Now, Piers has vowed to "retaliate" against the stars who rallied up against him, including John Cleese, Patrick J Adams and Chelsea Handler.

    He wrote to Twitter: "Memo to all high-profile, insufferably woke, unctuously virtue-signalling, shamefully race-baiting hypocrites: I'm watching, and I will retaliate."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    Having apparently been stewing on the situation, Morgan tweeted on Tuesday: "The more I think about the Aubameyang/Arteta thing, the less I like it.

    "Turning up a bit late shouldn’t warrant being dropped for a NLD, and for our manager to publicly shame our captain & best player in the way he did was wrong & disrespectful.

    "I stand with ⁦@Auba⁩. #afc."

    The post received more more than 2,700 likes and 2,300 comments.

    It has since emerged Arteta will not take the captaincy off the forward but he is still determined to maintain the discipline within his squad.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    NO MOR OF THAT

    Mikel Arteta was 'wrong and disrespectful' to 'publicly shame' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping him for the North London derby, according to Piers Morgan.

    The Gunners captain turned up late for the 2-1 victory over bitter rivals Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday and Arteta axed him from the starting XI as a result.

    Spaniard Arteta told the media there had been a disciplinary breach but did not go into any more detail.

    Aubameyang, 31, was said to be shocked and angry at the decision and the fuming Gabon striker did not even take part in the post-match warm-down with the other unused subs.

    And former Good Morning Britain presenter and Gunners fan Morgan seems to be channelling the same energy.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    His stance has since been supported by the daughter of John McCain, who suggested the Duchess has a "discrepancy" in her version of events.

    "Meghan Markle herself put in a formal complaint to Piers Morgan.

    "The only thing I have to say about that is Meghan Markle said in her interview, the only thing that I questioned, she said she didn’t read her press," the US commentator explained.

    "She’s clearly paying attention to her publicity if she’s putting in a formal complaint."

    "I am also a free speech advocate, I am an opinion host with very controversial opinions," McCain told the chat show.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    READ FACED

    Meghan McCain has rubbished the Duchess of Sussex’s claims made during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she doesn’t read newspaper reports about herself.

    The Conservative co-host on The View raised her suspicions when discussing the dramatic departure of Piers Morgan from Good Morning Britain.

    The 55-year-old left his morning presenting gig after he announced he said he does not believe Meghan Markle’s claims that she felt suicidal while pregnant with her son Archie.

    The British broadcaster ITV confirmed that more than 40,000 complaints had been received regarding his controversial comments.

    Markle herself formally complained about the shocking remark, although Morgan has maintained: “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    Susanna and Ben quickly apologised, insisting that they didn't mean for it to be offensive as they asked for her to stay. But Patsy refused to listen – switching off her camera so that the screen went black.

    Patsy was appearing live from her home in Malibu and was cuddling her dog as she appeared via video link. Patsy began to give an answer before changing her mind, saying: "Y'know what, actually, I don't even want to do this interview because I don't even want to look at what it says at the bottom of the screen.

    "So I'm going to switch off, do a real Piers Morgan, and just say that it's not okay to have 'addict to wellness guru' at the bottom of the screen."

    As the hosts began to apologise, Patsy interrupted: "My issues… I had them years ago, they were talked about by me many, many years ago and it's over so I'm not going to talk about it. I don't really want to talk to you."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'NOT DOING THIS'

    Ex Eastenders icon Patsy Palmer abruptly ended her Good Morning Britain interview as she "did a Piers Morgan" – one week after he stormed off the show.

    The 48-year-old star took offence after the description of her at the bottom of the screen labelled her as an "addict to wellness guru".

    The actress simply told hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: "I'm not doing this interview, I don't want to do it.

    "It's not okay to have that at the bottom of the screen, I'm not going to talk to you."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MORGAN'S WIFE CELIA SHARES NICKNAME FOR MEGHAN MARKLE FOLLOWING ITV COMPLAINT

    Piers Morgan's wife Celia revealed her harsh nickname for Meghan Markle following the Duchess' complaint to ITV over the GMB host.

    Speaking with the Daily Star, she said: "Apparently Piers’ stance can be boiled down to his ‘unrequited love’ for Me-gain, ever since she contacted him in 2016 and, clearly thinking he could be of use to her, asked him out for a drink before ghosting him when she moved on to bigger and better things.”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PIERS FIRES BACK AT FORMER CNN COLLEAGUE CALLING HER ' A TREACHEROUS LITTLE -STABBER'

    Piers Morgan has fired back at former CNN colleague Ana Navarro calling her a "treacherous little back-stabber".

    Last Tuesday Navarro tweeted that it was a "good outcome for the benefit of humanity" that Piers "got fired" from his job at Good Morning Britain.

    One week later, Morgan replied to the tweet and brought up what seemed to be some issues that they shared when they worked together.

    "Hi Ana, I wasn’t fired by ITV (I’m still working for them) just as I wasn’t fired by CNN (I was offered a new 2-year deal – ask Jeff)," Morgan said.

    "But great to see you’re just as big a treacherous little back-stabber now as you were when I worked at CNN."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PIERS MORGAN SLAMS DELIBERATE AND MALICIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST QUEEN

    Piers Morgan posted an image of the Queen to Instagram last night saying that there was a "deliberate and malicious" campaign perpetrated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

    The ex-GMB host said that it was an attempt to "smear, defame and trash Britain, our Monarchy and the Royal Family as a bunch of heartless Racists."

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  • Alex Winter

    'IT'S ALL SO PUBLIC'

    Susanna Reid has discussed Gayle King's comments on William and Harry – detailed in posts below.

    In a discussion with Ben Shepherd on Good Morning Britain today, she called Gayle's comments a "leak" – and said it was "very public".

    "We can take that one part of the family wants to keep it private and one part doesn't," she said.

    Ben replied: "Leaks tend to be a little bit more subtle."

    And he said viewers have contacted the show to say the family should "do this behind closed doors".

    "We want them to sort this out, we all do, but it just starts to feel more and more uncomfortable," he said.

  • Alex Winter

    FIREBRAND HOST IS AT HEART OF £10M BIDDING WAR

    Piers may have stepped back as the host of GMB – but he's not going anywhere.

    It's thought he's the subject of a £10million bidding war among TV bosses after receiving a flurry of job offers.

    He has been publicly courted by both start-up news service GB News and news channels in America.

    A TV source told the Mirror: “He has had millions of pounds worth of offers. He turned GMB into a ratings hit, it seems everything he touches turns to gold.

    “People love his honesty, even the people that don’t like him, they can’t help but be interested in what he says."

  • Alex Winter

    PIERS BRANDS EX CO-STAR 'TREACHEROUS'

    Piers Morgan may have left Good Morning Britain – but in the past week, he's been more vocal than ever.

    Yesterday he said he was "still working" with ITV and "wasn't fired" as he called his former CNN co-star Ana Navarro-Cárdenas a "treacherous backstabber".

    Retweeting an article about his departure from GMB, Ana wrote: "If no other change comes out of the #OprahMeghanHarry interview, that it lead to @piersmorgan getting fired again from yet another job, seems like a good outcome for the benefit of humanity."

    Piers hit back: "Hi Ana, I wasn't fired by ITV (I'm still working for them) just as I wasn't fired by CNN (I was offered a new 2-year deal – ask Jeff). But great to see you're just as big a treacherous little back-stabber now as you were when I worked at CNN."

  • Katie Davis

    TV RETURN COULD BE ON CARDS SOON

    Piers Morgan has hinted he may be making a comeback to TV as his Dragon’s Den pal Duncan Bannatyne backs his return.

    It seems the broadcaster may be back on screens sooner than we thought, as Duncan, 72, voiced his support for the star.

    “Good day Piers,” Duncan wrote to Twitter. “I hope you are going to keep up your great work holding governments to account. Missing you on TV.”

    Piers wrote back alongside a thumbs up emoji: “Thanks Duncan, I appreciate that. I’ll definitely keep holding Govt to account, don’t worry.”

  • Katie Davis

    PIERS ACCUSES MEGHAN & HARRY OF ‘CAMPAIGN TO SMEAR ROYALS AS RACIST’

    Piers Morgan has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are running a “deliberate and malicious campaign” to smear the Royal Family as a “bunch of heartless racists”. 

    The former GMB presenter, 55, branded the couple’s behaviour “disgusting” – a week after dramatically quitting ITV following a clash with weatherman Alex Beresford over the Sussexes’ Oprah interview.

    Piers told viewers he “didn’t believe a word” of Meghan’s CBS interview, in which she said she “didn’t want to be alive” and that the Palace had denied her mental health support.  Meghan also alleged that an unnamed royal had raised “concerns” about the “skin colour” of her and Harry’s children.

    In a tweet tonight, Morgan wrote: “There’s a very deliberate & malicious campaign being perpetrated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to smear, defame and trash Britain, our Monarchy & the Royal Family as a bunch of heartless racists.

    “It’s disgusting. Time to stand up for our Queen.”

  • Katie Davis

    ‘I’M WATCHING’, WARNS PIERS

    Piers Morgan has warned who he calls “hypocrites” that he will “retaliate”.

    The 55-year-old has been busy responding to tweets tonight and has said he is “watching”.

    The TV personality, who has more than 7.8million followers on Twitter, quit Good Morning Britain last week after an on-air row with Alex Beresford.

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