Piers Morgan news: Live updates as Susanna Reid speaks out

Piers Morgan news: Live updates as Susanna Reid speaks out

Piers Morgan news: Live updates as Susanna Reid speaks out

Piers Morgan news: Live updates as Susanna Reid speaks out

Susanna Reid addresses Piers Morgan’s departure in first GMB show after he quit

His departure comes after Ofcom confirmed it was investigating comments Morgan made about the Duchess of Sussex following her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey – including that he “didn’t believe a word” she said about having suicidal thoughts during her time as a senior royal.

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Morgan has spoken to Sky News, saying that he doesn’t believe he went “too far” with his comments about Meghan.

“If people think it’s over for me, it’s not, I’ll be back,” he told the network, adding that he was “in talks” regarding his presenting future.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:55

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However, viewers are celebrating seeing two women, Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh, present GMB.

Many are calling for Singh, who is the show’s political editor, to permanently replace Morgan.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:40

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Sharon Osbourne is among the stars supporting Morgan following his departure from Good Morning Britain.

“I am with you. I stand by you,” she wrote. “People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and you’re just speaking your truth.”

Gary Lineker has also posted in support for the presenter.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:33

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Lorraine Kelly has made an appearance, joking that it will be “a lot quieter and a lot calmer” without Morgan around, but that the presenter will be missed.

Lorraine Kelly appeared on GMB

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She also said that the presenter had been a “very loyal friend” to him.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:22

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“Cry not for @piersmorgan – there are plenty of bridges for him to find work under,” he tweeted, signing off: “Sincerely, the ‘jumped up twerp’.”

However, another Suits actor, Wendell Pierce, has criticised the interview and called it “irrelevant”. Read his full comments here.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:19

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Morgan has tweeted for the first time since his departure this morning, saying that he still doesn’t believe Meghan Markle’s comments as he shared a Winston Churchill quote about free speech on Twitter.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:11

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“It’s a very different programme this morning,” Reid told the audience, with Singh asking the presenter how she felt this morning.

“His departure is one of the reverberations that has come from this interview, Harry and Meghan,” Reid replied.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 08:06

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Susanna Reid says “the show must go on” without Morgan.

The pair had presented the show together for more than five years.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 07:47

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Morgan’s departure is being discussed on the show right now, with guests saying that the presenter “isn’t always right” and could have been a lot “more sensitive” when discussing Meghan’s mental health.

“We’ll never forget you, Piers Morgan,” former Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire said, praising Morgan for his work holding the government to account over the coronavirus crisis.

However, Maguire said that Morgan “got it wrong” regarding Meghan and discussions about race.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 07:43

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This morning’s show is being presented by Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh.

Reid opened the show by addressing Morgan’s departure, calling him an ‘outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster’.

Read her full speech here.

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 07:39

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Morning all, we will be live blogging Good Morning Britain today following Piers Morgan’s surprise departure from the show. Be sure to tune in for updates!

Isobel Lewis10 March 2021 07:37


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