Good Morning Britain loses 300,000 viewers after Piers Morgan quit
Good Morning Britain loses 300,000 viewers after Piers Morgan quit as petition calling for him to be reinstated on show hits 227,000
Good Morning Britain has lost 300,000 viewers since Piers Morgan quit the show on Tuesday.
The 55-year-old left the daytime series following backlash over comments he made about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers had dismissed Meghan’s account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family as he insisted he ‘didn’t believe a word’.
Good Morning Britain had managed to beat BBC Breakfast ratings for the first time in history with 1.89 million people tuning in to watch Piers and co-host Susanna Reid present the news.
But since the controversial host announced his permanent departure the show’s ratings plummeted to 1.7 million before falling again to 1.4 million.
It comes after ITV’s share price dropped by 3.8 per cent after the controversial host quit, according to The Sun.
Meanwhile, signatures on three petitions calling for Piers to be reinstated on Good Morning Britain have now reached more than 227,000.
Good Morning Britain has lost 300,000 viewers since Piers Morgan (pictured alongside co-host Susanna Reid) quit the show on Tuesday
Piers resigned from the daytime show after an on-air row with colleague Alex Beresford who criticised him for ‘continuing to trash’ the Duchess of Sussex.
But Piers later repeated his condemnation of Meghan’s interview as it emerged the duchess herself had complained to the CEO of ITV.
She has since also made a formal complaint to Ofcom.
The 55-year-old left the daytime series following backlash over comments he made about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey (pictured)
One petition, called ‘Bring Back Piers Morgan!’, accused ITV of treating him ‘appallingly’ and has so far garnered 40,500 supporters.
Another, ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life’, now has more than 140,376 signatures.
A third, which has been signed by more than 44,960 people, describes his departure as ‘an absolute farce’.
The total number of signatures for the three polls is now more than 222,000.
Bring back Piers! Tens of thousands sign petitions demanding ITV bosses bring back host
- A petition launched after Piers quit GMB, which can be found by clicking here, said the popular host had been treated ‘appallingly.’
- A second petition titled ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life’. The petition can be found by clicking here.
- Another petition was set up to ‘Save Piers Morgan from being sacked from GMB’, said any decision to remove him from the show would be ‘an absolute farce.’ It can be found by clicking here.
All three have garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures since Piers walked out.
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