Readers react after Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain
Hundreds of Edinburgh Evening News readers have responded to news of Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan quitting the ITV show.
In a heated dispute over the TV presenter’s comments about Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Morgan stormed off the show on Tuesday.
During Monday’s episode, the presenter made dismissive remarks about Meghan's claims to have had issues with her mental health during the show.
Shortly after the row, Ofcom launched an investigation into Morgan’s comments after it received more than 40,000 complaint’s about his remarks.
A few hours later, ITV announced Morgan had quit Good Morning Britain.
Some readers said they are “sad” to see him go and that he is going to be “a huge loss” to British TV.
Gina Way said: “This is very sad, at least he doesn’t sit on the fence like all the other presenters. And he says it how it is. Has it become a nation of only saying what everyone wants to hear? It’s going to be a loss.”
Angela Smith said: “He was the only reason I watched it. Yes he’s outspoken but he kept things interesting. He maybe needed to reign it in at times but rightly or wrongly he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion.”
Reader Christine Knapman said she “won’t be watching GMB any more” as she “can’t stand Susanna” and finds the BBC “boring.”
George Reid said: “I liked the way he held the government to account, however his obsession with Meghan meant it wasn’t going to end well. I think he thought he was untouchable.”
Kellie Mercer added: “I like Piers, but he definitely took it too far yesterday morning and this morning.”
Reader Debbie Low wished Morgan well and said morning TV will “not be the same” without him as “he made the show exciting.”
But many readers were quick to tell the controversial TV presenter “good riddance” following the announcement of him leaving ITV’s morning show.
Lorraine Cochrane said: “Yes, about time! He’s a male chauvinist and sure goes out his way to cause trouble.”
Lyndsey Little said: “Great he’s left now, I can actually watch it. I hated his biased opinions and never letting anyone else speak.”
Suzanne Riddell added: “I so hope this is true I can't stand the man and everything he witters on about makes me think he's just the male version of Katie Hopkins.”
Reader Sallie Parker said: “Piers is the worst humanity has to offer and shouldn’t be given a platform for spewing his hate and intolerance.”
Others commented saying it was “great news” and described Morgan as a “bully.”
During Tuesday’s episode of GMB, Morgan stormed off set following a discussion about Meghan with his colleague Alex Beresford.
Weather presenter Beresford defended the couple, who have made global headlines following their interview with Winfrey.
He took Morgan to task, saying: "I understand you've got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or had one, and she cut you off.
"She's entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has but yet you continue to trash her."
Morgan then stood up saying: “OK, I’m done with this” and walked off set, saying: “Sorry, no… sorry, can’t do this…”