Piers Morgan claims ITV bosses want him BACK


Piers Morgan claims ITV bosses want him BACK and have ‘reached out’ to return to GMB after ratings slump following his bombshell exit

  • The presenter, 56, quit the breakfast show following his comments about Meghan Markle and subsequent onscreen clash with co-star Alex Beresford 
  • He said bosses have ‘reached out’ about a possible return and that he believes he could ‘take the ratings back to where I left them’
  • He said: ‘They reached out — there have been approaches. Never say never’
  • He went on to say he felt ‘sad’ to see the hard work he did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers ‘evaporate so fast’ 

Piers Morgan has claimed ITV want him to return to Good Morning Britain after his bombshell exit from the show back in March.

The presenter, 56, quit the breakfast show following his comments about Meghan Markle and subsequent onscreen clash with co-star Alex Beresford.  

He said bosses have ‘reached out’ about a possible return and that he believes he could ‘take the ratings back to where I left them’ after a slump in viewing figures. 

Drama: Piers Morgan has claimed ITV want him to return to Good Morning Britain after his bombshell exit from the show back in March

He told The Sun: ‘They reached out — there have been approaches. Never say never. 

‘I have no doubt I could take the ratings back to where I left them — but the doubt is, would anyone be allowed to do it that way again?

‘I was hired to give very strong, honestly held opinions, which I did. But in the end I was asked to apologise for a genuinely held opinion.’

He added: ‘I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show.’

Storming off: It follows a dip in ratings after the presenter, 56, left the show following comments he made about Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

Storming off: It follows a dip in ratings after the presenter, 56, left the show following comments he made about Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview

He went on to say he felt ‘sad’ to see the hard work he did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers ‘evaporate so fast’. 

The broadcaster also said he would ‘seriously consider’ going back if he could ‘rip it all up’ and ‘do it my way’, adding that he wished to produce and present the show.  

Piers also told the publication that ITV had not offered him therapy since his exit and that he still hasn’t heard from Alex after their row sparked him walking off.  

ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.

Confident: He said bosses have 'reached out' about a possible return and that he believes he could 'take the ratings back to where I left them'

Confident: He said bosses have ‘reached out’ about a possible return and that he believes he could ‘take the ratings back to where I left them’ 

Piers stormed off GMB in March as he discussed the Harry and Meghan interview, where he expressed his belief that Meghan was lying during the chat with Oprah Winfrey and that the couple damaged the royal family’s reputation. 

The outspoken host left the daytime series after he insisted he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of Meghan’s account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family.  

Piers then walked off set after a fierce debate with Alex, in which the weather presenter accused Piers of unfairly ‘trashing’ Meghan, and branded him ‘diabolical’.

When Piers walked off screen, Alex continued: ‘I’m sorry but Piers just spouts off on a regular basis and we have to sit there and listen.’  

Piers, who refused to apologise, later announced his resignation and tweeted his thanks to the GMB team, praising them for their ‘hard work and dedication’ that led to them beating their main breakfast TV rival.  

And Piers shared his own reflections on the events of that fateful week in a piece for the Mail On Sunday shortly afterwards. 

Piers called Alex ‘GMB’s occasional stand-in weatherman’ and ‘uptight’ in the telling account, adding that the presenter hasn’t messaged him since his exit unlike others on the show.  

Reflecting on their now infamous encounter on GMB, which ended in Piers leaving the studio, Piers said he wasn’t going to sit there and be ‘whacked’ by one of his own team. 

Pier’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex’s interview led to the highest number of complaints in Ofcom’s history.  

The Duchess of Sussex also made a formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers after he dismissed her account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family. 

Fury: The outspoken GMB host left the daytime show after he insisted he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of Meghan’s account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family

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