29 of the best reactions and memes to Piers Morgan quitting GMB

29 of the best reactions and memes to Piers Morgan quitting GMB

After days of criticism for his comments about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Piers Morgan sensationally decided to quit Good Morning Britain.

The outspoken presenter had aired many opinions on the royal couple following their interview with Oprah Winfrey many of which led to Ofcom receiving more than 40,000 complaints from viewers. An investigation has since been launched.

ITV had also reportedly spoken to Morgan about his comments and had reportedly asked for an on-air apology which he refused to make.

Morgan has worked on the show since 2015 and although already well known to the British public became a much more vocal character on a variety of issues including Covid-19 and Brexit.

On Wednesday morning’s show, the first episode without Morgan, his former co-host Susanna Reid, who admitted that she often disagreed with him, paid tribute.

He also received praise from Gary Lineker, one of Morgan’s frequent sparring partners on Twitter.

Others echoed this sentiment.

Elsewhere, CNN’s Jake Tapper managed to get himself tied in knots trying to voice his disagreement with Morgan’s situation by launching a bizarre attack on Ofcom.

However, the overwhelming response was ‘good riddance’ as Twitter was soon awash with those rejoicing at his exit from our television screens. And yes, there were plenty of memes and jokes.

Dan Walker, perhaps mockingly, also offered Piers Morgan a chance to speak about what has happened on BBC Breakfast.

Charlatans frontman, Tim Burgess also waited eight years to settle a score with Morgan.

It’s yet to be announced who will replace Morgan but the internet already has ideas.

Of course, Morgan had the last laugh tweeting that “freedom of speech is a hill that he is willing to die on” and that he’s “off to spend more time with his opinions.”

We doubt we’ve seen the last of Mr Morgan...

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