Piers Morgan makes savage dig at ITV after dramatic Good Morning Britain exit

Piers Morgan made a savage dig at ITV on Monday after his shock departure from Good Morning Britain.

The 55-year-old opinionated journalist left the programme last week after five years amid an Ofcom investigation into his coverage of Oprah Winfrey's Meghan Markle interview.

In the CBS special, Meghan bravely opened up about her mental health battles and made claims of racism within the royal family.

After the programme aired, Piers sparked outrage when he said he didn't believe "a word" she had said during the interview.

He left the show after refusing to apologise for his remarks about Meghan's interview.

Piers has now taken to Twitter to make a dig at ITV and joke that an excerpt about the show from his book Wake Up aged badly.

It read: "Cancel culture is not about whether obvious racists should be given platforms.

"It's about potentially seeing your life and career turned upside down for expressing opinions that the woke brigade don’t like about anything.

"I'm lucky in that although there have been repeated attempts to 'cancel' me, including petitions to have me sacked, I've survived because I have strong-minded employers who refuse to bow to the mob, and I have a powerful TV, newspaper column and social media platform to fight fire with fire."

Piers, who seemed to be praising GMB in the excerpt penned alongside his post: "This entry from my book aged like a bottle of corked Liebfraumilch."

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ITV announced on Tuesday evening that Piers has decided to leave his role after over five years as an anchor on the breakfast show.

The official statement read: "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."

He stormed off the GMB set during a fiery clash on Tuesday morning after weather presenter Alex Beresford criticised his reaction to Meghan' Markle's Oprah interview.

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