Celebrities like Match of the Day host Gary Lineker and Sharon Osbourne have expressed support for Piers Morgan after the controversial TV host announced he was leaving ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
In a brief statement, ITV said it accepted Piers Morgan’s decision to leave the program after the presenter stormed in line with colleague Alex Beresford.
The statement read: “After talking to ITV, Piers Morgan has decided that it is now time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing to add.”
Social media was full of reactions – some celebrities supported the controversial journalist.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker tweeted, “Whether it’s a football manager, TV presenter, or job, it’s always sad when someone loses their job. @piersmorgan is excellent at what he does and I am sure he will be back on TV soon. ”
Sharon Osbourne added: ” @piersmorgan I’m with you. I stand by you. People forget that you get paid for your opinion and only tell your truth. ”
Former Star Trek actor George Takei tweeted, “ Piers Morgan apparently canceled. Cancel culture! ”
Good Morning UK presenter Lorraine Kelly said: “It’s sure to be quieter. We all wish him all the best. We all wish him all the best. Like I said, it’s getting quieter. ”
Channel 4 News host Krishnan Guru-Murthy said, “For whatever you think he’s wrong (which is opinion polls), few will be more excited about Piers Morgan than ministers who don’t face him GMB always lost the ratings. ” War on BBC but more was talked about. Murdoch or GB News will bite off his hand. “
And in a hilarious tweet that morning, rival TV presenter – BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker – tweeted sorry to hear Morgan left ITV.
“I’m sorry to hear the news of your departure from GMB @piersmorgan,” he tweeted. “If you want to come to the number 1 breakfast show in the UK to talk about it, we could make some space for you in the morning.”
Actress and presenter Denise Welch took to Twitter and wrote, ” Piers Morgan. That’s a wrap. ”
Josie Gibson, who regularly presents segments for This Morning, tweeted, “I know he distributed it, but I really hope @piersmorgan is okay?”
While Sir Alan Sugar, known for his Twitter ranks with Morgan, said: ” @piersmorgan pushed his luck. I think he may have something else in line to watch this room. ”
Ofcom announced it has opened an investigation into 41,000 complaints about comments Morgan made on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He has been criticized for doubting Meghan Markle’s claim that she felt suicidal in the royal family.
The moderator’s attack on Meghan continued on Tuesday. Alex Beresford, his GMB colleague, called him “devilish”.
Piers stormed off the set in protest before returning later to end the show on March 9.