Good Morning Britain asked Piers Morgan to return after ratings slump
30 May 2021
Disgraced tv presenter Piers Morgan says he has been approached to make a shock return to Good Morning Britain.
Morgan left his role as co host on GMB in March after a series of inflammatory comments about Meghan Markle following her and Prince Harry’s controversial Oprah Winfrey interview.
At the end of his critical monologue of the couple Morgan said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
The comment drew anger from a large section of the public who called out the irony of ITV letting him run the mental health campaign Get Britain talking, while he freely casting doubt over someones mental health on national television., culminating in him storming off the set and leaving the show entirely at a later stage.
However his dismissal has seen a sharp slump in ratings prompting what Morgan described as contact from a third party over a comeback.
“I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show,” he said speaking with the Sun.
“I don’t want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party. As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues,”
He added: “It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast. It’s their problem to work out … but never say never.”