Piers Morgan has left his role at Good Morning Britain.
In a statement, ITV 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 announcement comes after broadcasting regulator Ofcom launched an investigation after it received more than 41,000 complaints regarding comment made by the presenter following Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
After a clip aired of Meghan discussing her issues with mental health and suicidal thoughts and royal official’s knowledge of them, Morgan said during Monday’s programme: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says.
Piers Morgan storms off Good Morning Britain following heated discussion with co-presenter Alex Beresford
“I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”
An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.”
During Tuesday’s programme, Morgan addressed his comments about Meghan’s mental health.
He said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said as an all-encompassing thing I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview, and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said.
“But let me just state on the record my position about mental illness and on suicide. These are clearly extremely serious things that should be taken extremely seriously, and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and help they need every time.”
‘I’ve been in situations where I haven’t called out racism based on how it’s been treated in the past.’
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Morgan also stormed off set on Tuesday after co-presenter Alex Beresford branded his behaviour “diabolical” following his controversial remarks.
Speaking about the death of Diana, the 55-year-old former newspaper editor said Harry “couldn’t let it go”, but “William went through the same thing and he’s managed to come to terms with the media and he works with the media”.
Weather presenter Beresford then interjected and said the Royal couple had “had an overwhelming amount of negative press”.
“There was bad press around the engagement… and everything that has followed since.”
He added this had “been incredibly damaging, quite clearly, to Meghan’s mental health and also to Harry…
“And I hear Piers say William has gone through the same thing but, do you know what, siblings experience tragedy in their life and one will be absolutely fine and brush it off and the other will not be able to deal with it so strongly and that is clearly what has happened with Harry in this situation.
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“And 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 and said: “OK, I’m done with this” and walked off set, saying: “Sorry, no… sorry, can’t do this…” as he stormed off set as Beresford called his actions “diabolical behaviour”.