Piers Morgan has left Good Morning Britain with immediate effect.
Tonight (March 9th) it was announced that the former newspaper editor had ended the ITV breakfast show after a series on the screen with colleague Alex Beresford.
Alex had convicted Piers for relentlessly attacking Meghan Markle after Prince Harry’s wife attended a meeting with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
He stormed off the set after Alex called his comments on Meghan “devilish”.
Ofcom has since opened an investigation into GMB after receiving more than 41,000 complaints.
As the outspoken and bolshy presenter leaves the ITV cast, here’s a look at his most controversial moments on the show, as reported in The mirror.
Sexist comments on colleague Laura Tobin
Piers came under fire for seeing meteorologist Laura Tobin’s pants.
Laura, 38, looked uncomfortable when Piers repeatedly pointed out her tight red pants in one episode.
He said, “If a presenter shows off in skin-tight leather pants to handle the weather, you’re going to make people wow.”
Laura quipped back that her pants weren’t made of leather and that they were “sustainable pants”.
“You definitely support me,” Piers replied.
He later read out a tweet berating him for sexualizing Laura at work.
“Well out of order, the sexist comment on Laura Tobin’s pants,” said the tweet.
“A woman should be able to wear what she likes without it being sexualized.”
Piers replied, “If she’s going to wear figure-hugging lederhosen, I’ll notice.
“You wore them on purpose to get people’s attention. They all wear clothes in the hope that they would be noticed.
“If I call you hot, why is that offensive?”
His co-host Susanna then called him “a little creepy” and told him “people don’t want to be objectified at work”.
Rip in MP Helen Whatley about Covid testing in nursing homes
In April 2020, Piers was hit by nearly 3,000 Ofcom complaints after an explosive interview with Nursing Secretary Helen Whatley.
He was accused of bullying after running into the Conservative MP when she tried to defend why so few people in nursing homes had been tested for coronavirus.
An Ofcom spokesman said at the time, “We are reminding ITV that there are compliance risks in relying on a ‘battle dynamic’ between moderators to provide a challenge and context for broadcasting content that is too Violations can lead. “
BLM clash with Dizzee Rascal
In another incident, Piers clashed with rapper Dizzee Rascal, who was asked to come up with an answer on the meaning of “Black Lives Matters”.
Rascal replied, “Why do you think I know?”
Morgan replied, “I don’t know because you’re a black man!”
The rapper replied, “You know what? I see you on TV and you don’t let anyone speak I’m not the one, you won’t do this to me buddy. “
Aggressive ely questions Matt Hancock
Once again, Morgan was beaten up by the crowd when he participated in a brutal interview with Health Secretary Matt Hancock in November 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hancock, who turned down the show for 201 days over Morgan’s combative presentation, was squirmed when Morgan asked him to resign after the government dealt with the show Coronavirus Pandemic.
Ofcom received a barrage of complaints from Hancock and his colleagues during the Covid-19 crisis about the moderator’s aggressive questioning and a charge sheet of alleged errors.
He raged: “Given that we now have over 50,000 deaths in this country, which is the worst death toll in Europe, why are you still Minister of Health? Why did you not submit your resignation?”
Spat with vegans
Piers notoriously created controversy with his comments to vegans when he spat out a vegan Greggs sausage roll live on air.
Piers was asked to test out the vegan roll, which he described as “disgusting”, before spitting it in the trash can.
Co-host Susanna Reid happily took part in the taste test which was labeled “yummy” while Piers complained that it was “fake junk”.
“They stink,” he said before putting it in his mouth.
As soon as he started chewing the sausage rolls, he choked and stuttered, “Ugh, God … God.”
Then he asked, “Why should anyone eat this?”
Piers groaned, “Really who these people are, three and a half million people in the UK are now vegans. It’s nonsense, it was made entirely by the vegan community.”
Mental health degradation
Mental health has not been treated as carefully by Morgan in the past.
He caused a social media storm after saying men should “man” rather than discuss their feelings.
He also suggested that some celebrities fake mental illness to do positive publicity.
“I’m not convinced of this new trend in male public attitude,” he tweeted. “Time for our gender to get a grip on itself, think about it. Life is tough – man on.”
It all started when he retweeted a story about Corrie star Beverley Callard, who said that some celebs are trying to make mental health problems “fashionable”.
Piers said, “She’s getting hammered for saying that, but it’s 100% true.”
His comments went to Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who quickly shot back at him, saying, “Or maybe they have a platform to talk about and get rid of the stigma of mental illness that affects one in four people.” in the UK per year. But please go ahead and avoid them going back into silence. T ** t. “
Piers replied sarcastically, “Hi Sophie, please don’t abuse me like that – it’s damaging my mental health. Thank you.”
The moderator was asked to find out which celebrities he thought are feigning mental illness.
He said, “Unfortunately, I know a lot of well-known people (not The Rock) who have jumped on the ‘victim’ belt truck to promote themselves positively. They are doing a great disadvantage to people with real mental illness.”