The celebrities backing and trashing Piers Morgan after he quit Good Morning Britain including Gary Lineker and Jedward
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He quit Good Morning Britain following backlash for his comments about Meghan Markle during her tell-all bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
And Piers Morgan, 55, has divided the celebrity world with some stars supporting the outspoken presenter while others have shared their criticism of his opinions.
Piers quit the ITV breakfast show on Tuesday and he hinted that he didn't believe Meghan Markle, 39, when she said she had suicidal thoughts five months into her pregnancy with Archie.
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Celebrities that have come out in support of the former GMB presenter are his former fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne and Match of the day host Gary Lineker.
Meanwhile rival BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker along with X Factors stars Jedward and radio presenter Jameela Jamil have welcomed the exit of Piers from the ITV show.
Following the announcement that Piers had left GMB, Gary tweeted: “Whether it’s a football manager, a television presenter or any profession for that matter, it’s always sad when someone loses their job.
“Piers Morgan is excellent at what he does and I’m sure he’ll be back on the telly soon.”
Gary later re-tweeted a clip of GMB presenter Susanna Reid, who addressed Piers’ exit for the first time, adding: “I disagree with much of what Piers Morgan says, including his bizarre, obsessive rants at Harry and Meghan.
“I also agree with some of what he says. The same as with most people I know. Everything’s so tribal these days. You seemingly have to pick a side on absolutely everything.”
Sharon also tweeted in support of the Life Stories host, adding: “Piers Morgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
Piers, who is also a long-time cricket fan, was also praised by stars of the sport including former England international players Kevin Pietersen and Monty Panesar.
Kevin wrote: “I know Piers Morgan away from TV and Twitter. He’s a f*****g legend, who is loyal, funny, caring and so much fun to be around! Hope you’re ok, buddy!”
Meanwhile Monty added: “Gutted to know Piers Morgan has left GMB. To create debates, discussions, get viewers to interact is a skill top TV presenters should have and Piers has that in abundance. He did a fantastic job during Covid-19. I’m sure we will see him on TV soon.”
However other celebrities welcomed his departure with radio presenter Jameela Jamil tweeting how she nearly took her own life “because of Piers Morgan’s relentless campaign of lies.”
Jameela tweeted: “May we NEVER have to watch minorities have to go on mainstream news and have to *defend* their right to be treated with dignity and respect… ever again. All while being screamed over by this man.”
And Irish singing duo Jedward revealed they had refused to go on Good Morning Britain because of Piers and revealed a set of emails from people at the ITV show inviting them onto the show.
“We’ve turned down multiple appearances on GMB cuz of that dope! And now the future is JEPIC!”
Meanwhile Niall Aslam, who previously explained that he "ended up watching Love Island in a psychiatric hospital in London”, after he unexpectedly quit Love Island in 2018, shared a clip of Piers impersonating him on GMB.
In the Instagram clip Niall, who studied at Coventry University, was seen talking to a fellow Love Island housemate before it cut to Piers doing an impression of him on live TV.
Niall penned: “I remember watching this a week after I got taken out of psychiatric care. I didn’t have a good understanding of what was going in with my reality anymore and I was dealing with psychosis new medications.
“Then you see a person in a position of such power making fun of my expressions and the way I was talking which is something I was slightly conscious of because of my Asperger’s, this really got to me at the time. People really need to think before they talk.
“I’m in a better way now but at the time I was in a bad place and that wasn’t obvious, you don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors or what other people having to deal this kind of stuff could really impact people.
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“Be kind it’s not asking a lot. Hopefully Piers has learnt a lot this week.”
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker also tweeted: "To all the shouty, sweary people telling me I’m nothing like you know who… thank you. If you want a programme happy to exploit issues like mental health to create controversy, division & clicks I’m delighted to say… you’re in the wrong place. Have a wonderful Wednesday."
ITV are said to have Piers Morgan to apologise for saying he "doesn't believe" Meghan felt suicidal during her pregnancy with Archie after being hit with more than 41,000 Ofcom complaints.
The statement read: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.
“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."
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