Piers Morgan thanks fans for support as book reaches number one in the charts after quitting GMB
PIERS Morgan is celebrating his latest book reaching number one on the Amazon best seller list.
The 55-year-old presenter who recently admitted "I don't like losing" took to Twitter to thank his fans for buying his book, Wake Up: Why The World Has Gone Nuts.
His book which was published in October during the Covid pandemic is described as a "rallying cry for a united future in which we reconsider what really matters in life".
"It is a plea for the return of true liberalism, where freedom of speech is king," reads the book's description.
Piers wrote to his fans, alongside a photo of the book's number one position on Amazon: "BOOM! Wake Up is now Britain’s No1 best-selling book. Amazing. Free speech matters. Very touched to see you many people support me. THANK you."
The book which sells for £12.23 on Amazon but £20 at regular bookshops, might be a best seller on the website but it has not even cracked the top 10 on the UK's official best seller list.
That honour goes to Stacey Solomon's cleaning bible, Tap To Tidy.
Piers sensationally quite Good Morning Britain this week following an on-air spat with Alex Beresford.
He has refused to publicly apologise to his co-star for the tense exchange – prompting his early exit from the breakfast show.
The two men clashed when 40-year-old Alex confronted Piers on comments he'd made about Meghan Markle.
Piers sensationally stormed off set after the weather presenter brought up his "personal" grudge against the Duchess.
The star has endured a dramatic week after his rant on Monday's instalment of Good Morning Britain racked up over 41,000 Ofcom complaints in just one day – also being slammed by mental health charity Mind.
On the show, Piers lashed out at Meghan and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview – specifically accusing Meghan of lying about her mental health battle.
He was confronted by Alex on his long-running campaign against Meghan on GMB the following day, with Alex saying: "I understand that you don't like Meghan Markle, you've made it so clear a number of times on this programme.
"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."
This remark hit a nerve, with Piers dramatically standing up and saying: "Okay, I'm done with this", as he stormed off set.
He was off-screen for almost 20 minutes, and tensions quickly grew again when the debate continued later on in the programme – with Alex repeatedly insisting that he wasn't accusing Piers of being racist.
That evening, ITV confirmed in a statement that Piers would not be returning to Good Morning Britain – and Piers has only doubled down on his opinion of Meghan on social media.
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