The tough-talking morning present host, 55, walked away from his position hours after the launch of a social media marketing campaign which noticed greater than the 41,000 complaints made to Ofcom.
However, near 200,000 individuals have since signed a collection of petitions calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present.
Piers in the present day responded to the hovering petitions on Twitter, writing that though the assist got here as a ‘nice shock’ he won’t be returning to GMB.
He mentioned: ‘I gained’t be going again, however because of everybody who has signed these petitions. Normally, individuals begin petitions to have me fired or deported, so this can be a nice shock.’
Tens of 1000’s of viewers have been making impassioned pleas to ITV bosses to reinstate Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain after he sensationally stop the present
Close to 200,000 individuals have signed a collection of petitions calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present
Piers in the present day responded to the hovering petitions on Twitter, writing that though the assist got here as a ‘nice shock’ he won’t be returning to GMB
One petition, referred to as ‘Bring Back Piers Morgan!‘, accused ITV of treating him ‘appallingly’ and one other, ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life‘, now has greater than 125,000 signatures.
A third, which has been signed by greater than 40,000 individuals, describes his departure as ‘an absolute farce’.
The first petition tells followers: ‘This man has caught by our NHS when many others did not care together with our authorities.
‘He confronts the politicians on questions many people need answering. He sponsored Sir Captain Tom £10,000 to start out him off to assist our NHS.
‘Please signal this petition and share it on, give him the assist that he has given us as NHS staff.’
Piers fortunately stopped and smiled for the cameras as he left his west London house with daughter Elise this morning
Piers Morgan in the present day tweeted a message of because of the Good Morning Britain workforce
Another states: ‘How ITV have handled Piers Morgan after he saved one in all their failing reveals is appalling.
‘They have thrown him underneath the bus and allowed him to be bullied by an colleague on air. Piers has turned the present into probably the most talked about present on ITV.
‘He was the one one that spoke on behalf of viewers throughout the pandemic and now he is been bullied by the snowflakes all for talking the reality.’
Last night time, it had some 400 signatures. In lower than 48 hours, that quantity had hit 27,579 – and was growing by the second.
A 3rd petition had tonight gained 40,838 of its aim of fifty,000 signatures
The whole variety of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 193,661 – up from 110,000 yesterday afternoon
It comes after it was revealed Good Morning Britain misplaced 80,000 viewers the day after Piers stop – whereas its rival BBC Breakfast’s viewers grew by 200,000
The third petition, arrange in 2019 to ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his widespread sense lifestyle’, has additionally been gaining momentum.
It started as critics referred to as for Piers to be sacked from GMB after he held politicians to account over their dealing with of the Covid disaster, and their lack of assist for NHS staff.
It was arrange by Emma Gates from Wigan, who urged individuals: ‘Sadly somebody has an ongoing petition to have Piers Morgan sacked from GMB for being too out spoken! This is an absolute farce.
‘This man has caught by our NHS when many others didn’t care together with our authorities! He confronts the politicians on questions many people need answering! He sponsored sir captain Tom £10000 to start out him off to assist our NHS!
‘Please signal this petition and share it on, give him the assist that he has given us as NHS staff!’
The whole variety of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 193,661 – up from 110,000 yesterday afternoon.
It comes after it was revealed Good Morning Britain misplaced 80,000 viewers the day after Piers stop – whereas its rival BBC Breakfast’s viewers grew by 200,000.
The outspoken GMB host, who stop over his stance on Meghan Markle, helped the present obtain its highest-ever scores on Tuesday this week, with 1.29million viewers in comparison with the BBC’s 1.25million.
Piers in the present day tweeted his because of the GMB workforce, praising them for his or her ‘onerous work and dedication’ that led to them beating their primary breakfast TV rival.
He tweeted: ‘I had one aim after I joined GMB – beat BBC Breakfast within the scores. On my final day, we did it.’
But inside 24 hours of his smash-hit ultimate broadcast on Tuesday, Wednesday’s scores had plummeted to 1.21million whereas BBC Breakfast took the lead once more with a mean 1.42million viewers.
Shares in ITV additionally plunged within the wake of his resignation with virtually £200million wiped off the corporate’s worth final night time.
Following Piers’ dramatic resignation on Tuesday, it emerged Meghan Markle had contacted ITV – reportedly chief govt Dame Carolyn McCall – to complain about his feedback referring to psychological well being.
The Duchess of Sussex insisted she was not upset that Piers mentioned he ‘did not consider a phrase she mentioned’ in her Oprah interview – however was fearful about how his feedback may have an effect on individuals trying to take care of their very own psychological well being issues, an insider mentioned.
How Piers Morgan reworked struggling GMB into scores juggernaut
Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid pictured in September 2017
It persistently had decrease scores than Daybreak regardless of a £1.5million launch a yr earlier and high-profile signings equivalent to Susanna Reid from BBC Breakfast, averaging about 560,000 viewers per episode.
Morgan joined the solid following a five-episode stint in April, and helped rocket the ITV present to its ‘highest ever’ viewing figures – which noticed an viewers of 1.65million individuals tune in final Monday.
But after a five-year profession with Good Morning Britain, ITV in the present day introduced the tough-talking morning present host has sensationally stop his position.
Morgan’s resignation from Good Morning Britain marks the top of the most recent chapter in his extraordinary profession, during which he helped a struggling breakfast present develop into an undeniably in style information and speak programme.
Morgan was typically praised for his chemistry with co-host Reid all through his time at Good Morning Britain, with the latter as soon as explaining the connection between the pair was ‘on the spot’.
Reid, 50, mentioned in October 2017: ‘He completely wound me up from the second he joined Good Morning Britain, practically two years in the past. ‘He’s probably the most annoying man I’ve ever met, however I discover working with him exhilarating. Yes, he drives me nuts, however he additionally makes me snicker – and when the chips are down, and there is a massive information story breaking or we’re doing a controversial interview with a politician, I belief him.’
Reid, 50, mentioned: ‘He completely wound me up from the second he joined Good Morning Britain. He’s probably the most annoying man I’ve ever met, however I discover working with him exhilarating. Yes, he drives me nuts, however he additionally makes me snicker – and when the chips are down, and there is a massive information story breaking or we’re doing a controversial interview with a politician, I belief him’
The colleagues shortly turned famed for his or her vicious on-air battles, with Piers’ forthright views additionally typically producing fierce debate and controversy amongst GMB’s thousands and thousands of viewers.
For numerous Britons, he was must-see TV, celebrated for his no-nonsense strategy and for holding Ministers to account all through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prior to his five-year stint on Good Morning Britain, Piers made his title in newspapers, turning into at 29 the youngest nationwide newspaper editor in half a century when he rose the ranks of the News of the World in 1994.
The journalist left the paper following the controversial publication of images of Catherine Victoria Aitken, previously Victoria Spencer, Countess Spencer, in 1995.
He later joined rival tabloid the Daily Mirror, however was sacked ‘with fast impact’ in May 2004 after the newspaper revealed false pictures which alleged to indicate Iraqi prisoners being abused by British troopers.
The images have been proven to be fakes inside days, and the Mirror claimed it had fallen sufferer to a ‘calculated and malicious hoax’ when apologising for the publication.
Piers started a distinguished profession in tv earlier than departing the Mirror, reinventing himself as a CNN presenter within the US the place he has a big following.
Kate Garraway, Piers Morgan, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York and Susanna Reid in November 2018
He changed tv and radio host Larry King within the community’s night line-up together with his present Piers Morgan Live, which started in January 2011 earlier than ending its run in March 2014.
It was round this time that the straight-talking host started presenting the massively profitable chat present Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, during which he quizzes high-profile celebrities together with Sharon Osbourne and Trisha Goddard one-on-one.
The present, which started in February 2009 and is ongoing, has additionally featured appearances from Elton John, Rod Stewart and Captain Tom Moore – who raised thousands and thousands for the NHS in a charity stroll throughout the Covid-19 disaster.
Outside the world of journalism, Piers has additionally appeared as a choose on America’s Got Talent in 2006 and later on the British model of the present. He additionally gained the US Celebrity Apprentice in 2007, which featured former US President Donald Trump.
Moving on from his previous success, and his departure from GMB, Piers stays a extremely in style MailOnline columnist in each the UK and US. He was appointed editor-at-large of the publication’s US operation in September 2014.