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Piers Morgan calls Meghan’s accusations against royals ‘contemptible’ and a ‘diatribe of bilge’

Piers Morgan calls Meghan’s accusations against royals ‘contemptible’ and a ‘diatribe of bilge’

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Piers Morgan has said he still doesn't believe the Duchess of Sussex after he left Good Morning Britain following controversial comments he made after her interview with Oprah Winfrey.Speaking outside his home in London this morning, Morgan said: "I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible. "If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."He added: "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."I...
Piers Morgan stands by Meghan criticism after GMB exit

Piers Morgan stands by Meghan criticism after GMB exit

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Getty ImagesPiers Morgan has said he stands by his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex as ITV's Good Morning Britain airs for the first time since his departure.It was announced on Tuesday that Morgan had left the show after saying he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.Addressing his exit, co-host Susanna Reid said she had disagreed with his comments, and added: "Shows go on."Ofcom is investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints.Ranvir Singh, who was sitting in Morgan's chair on Wednesday, said: "We don't call him Marmite for nothing." It is not yet known who will be his permanent replacement on GMB. In a tweet as the programme was beginning, Morgan said: "On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I've had t...
Piers Morgan leaves ITV’s Good Morning Britain after row over Meghan remarks

Piers Morgan leaves ITV’s Good Morning Britain after row over Meghan remarks

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Getty ImagesPiers Morgan has left ITV's Good Morning Britain following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.It brings the controversial host's time on the show to an end after six years.ITV announced the decision after Ofcom said it was investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints.On Monday's show, Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" the duchess had told Oprah Winfrey about her mental health in an interview.An ITV spokesperson said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."The channel confirmed to the BBC that his departure from the breakfast news show will take effect immediately but declined to say who would be replacing him ...
Morgan Wallen: US country star dropped by his record label over racial slur

Morgan Wallen: US country star dropped by his record label over racial slur

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Getty ImagesUS country star Morgan Wallen has been dropped by his record label, after a video emerged of him using a racial slur.Nashville's Big Loud Records said it had "made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen's recording contract indefinitely" in light of the video.In the footage, reportedly filmed by a neighbour last weekend, the 27-year-old is seen saying goodbye to some friends and calling one of them the N-word.He has apologised for the incident. "I'm embarrassed and sorry," he told TMZ, which first published the footage. "I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologise for using the word. I promise to do better."Radio silenceWallen, whose career began on the...
Piers Morgan forced off TV after having coronavirus test

Piers Morgan forced off TV after having coronavirus test

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Piers Morgan has revealed he will not present Good Morning Britain on Monday after being tested for coronavirus.The presenter, 55, tweeted that he had started feeling unwell over the last 48 hours. He wrote: "On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I've had a test for COVID-19 and so won't be working on GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow."It comes three weeks after his co-host, Susanna Reid, self-isolated at her London home when a member of her household developed symptoms of COVID-19.Journalists are classed as key workers and, like all broadcasters including Sky News, Morgan has been respecting social distancing rules while on air. ...