GMB staff ‘desperate’ for Piers Morgan to return in order to ‘save show’
Good Morning Britain employees are said to be in discussions with ITV about re-hiring Piers Morgan.
Piers, 56, sensationally walked away from his role on the popular breakfast programme earlier this year after airing his opinion on Meghan Markle, claiming that the Duchess of Sussex was a liar.
His explosive rant came hours after Meghan, 40, and husband Prince Harry, 36, delivered a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they made several allegations against The Royal Family.
Piers hit out at these claims, insisting that he wouldn't believe the former Suits actress even if she had been delivering a weather report.
His rant attracted over 58,000 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, with Meghan herself also filing a complaint directly to ITV.
While Piers is believed to be open to a potential return to his former seat alongside his work wife, Susanna Reid, ITV bosses are reportedly not preparing to draw up a contract for him.
Speaking to the MailOnline, a source claimed: "There is a growing movement among staff bidding for Piers to return."
They went on to add: "GMB really hasn't been the same without him and now he's been cleared by Ofcom, they feel there's no reason why he can't be reunited with Susanna.
"They appreciate bosses won't enjoy making a U-turn but it will be for the good of the show, which to put it bluntly, is in need of saving."
"They should swallow their pride and do the right thing for GMB," the source continued.
Ofcom declared that Piers was not in breach of the broadcasting code and he was "entitled to say he disbelieved the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's allegations".
After hearing the verdict, he quickly rushed to his Twitter page, declaring that he was "delighted" with the conclusion and slamming Megan by saying: "resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchio."
The former editor of The Mirror took to his Daily Mail column, highlighting the importance of "free speech" before launching another attack on Meghan and Harry.
Piers claimed that Harry and Meghan think they both have the right to drop endless bombshells about their family as well as the right to "censor and silence" anyone who challenges them.
He later accused the former working royals of dropping "outlandish claims" including their secret "wedding" and their son, Archie-Harrison not being given a prince title.
Speaking to Daily Star, an ITV spokesperson said: "We welcome the Ofcom ruling that Good Morning Britain did not breach the broadcast standards relating to harm and offence.
"The ruling sets out clearly that it was the balance and context the programme-makers provided which was key in mitigating against the potential for harm and offence which could have been caused by Piers Morgan's comments.
"It is because of the programme's editorial decisions and the opposing views which were forcefully expressed by other presenters and guests, that the programme did not breach Ofcom's rules."
They went on to say that the network has "no current plans to invite him to present Good Morning Britain", before adding that he will still work with ITV on Life Stories.
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