The UK’s highest-paid trash can and relentless bully Piers Morgan has finally quit Good Morning Britain after an on-air dummy spit and honestly, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.
In a statement released by ITV (the network behind Good Morning Britain, who also broadcast the Oprah interview in the UK), it was announced that Morgan has decided to step down from his role.
“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” ITV said in a statement.
“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
To make this glorious day even sweeter, you can even watch the moment he finally spits the dummy and leaves breakfast television (hopefully) forever.
The news comes after Britains media regulator was forced to launch a probe into Morgan’s work after receiving, wait for it, 41,015 complaints about his comments on Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain. Yes. One single episode.
“We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules,” regulator Ofcom said in a statement.
Following the announcement of his departure, Jameela Jamil – who has also repeatedly been on the receiving end of Morgan’s criticism – took to social media to share her own story.
“I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan’s relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February. I’m glad I’m still alive today for many reasons. But watching him leave GMB today is right up there and has me feeling,” she wrote.
I almost killed myself a year ago because of Piers Morgan’s relentless campaign of lies and hatred against me last February. I’m glad I’m still alive today for many reasons. But watching him leave GMB today is right up there and has me feeling: pic.twitter.com/reygXIMhP9
— ❤️ Jameela Jamil ❤️ She/Her ❤️ (@jameelajamil) March 9, 2021
The news comes just hours after the Queen finally issued a statement on the explosive Oprah interview.
There’s no word on what Morgan will do next, and how his GMB departure will impact other avenues of his work, but I think we can safely assume that we haven’t seen the last of him.
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