Bring again Piers! Tens of 1000’s signal petitions demanding ITV bosses convey again host
- A petition launched after Piers stop GMB, which might be discovered by clicking here, stated the favored host had been handled ‘appallingly.’
- A second petition titled ‘Save Piers Morgan from being sacked from GMB’, stated any choice to take away him from the present could be ‘an absolute farce.’ It might be discovered by clicking here.
- Another petition was set as much as ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his frequent sense lifestyle’. The petition might be discovered by clicking here.
All three have garnered a whole lot of 1000’s of signatures since Piers walked out.
Petitions calling for Piers Morgan to be reinstated on Good Morning Britain have topped the 215,00 mark after he sensationally stop the present.
Piers, who helped the present obtain its highest ever rankings, dramatically stop because the host late on Tuesday after he refused to apologise for feedback he made concerning the Duchess of Sussex.
It has now emerged that Meghan contacted ITV – reportedly chief government Dame Carolyn McCall – to complain about Morgan’s feedback referring to psychological well being.
In lower than 48 hours, greater than 100,000 individuals made impassioned pleas calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present.
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.
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 43,000 individuals, describes his departure as ‘an absolute farce’.
The complete quantity of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 215,000.
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 sequence of petitions calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present
Piers 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
The first (*48*) 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 of us 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.’
Another entitled ‘Bring Back Piers Morgan’ states: ‘How ITV have handled Piers Morgan after he saved one of their failing reveals is appalling.
‘They have thrown him beneath the bus and allowed him to be bullied by an colleague on air. Piers has turned the present into essentially the most talked about present on ITV.
‘He was the one one who spoke on behalf of viewers throughout the pandemic and now he is been bullied by the snowflakes all for talking the reality.’
The third petition, arrange in 2019 to ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his frequent sense lifestyle’, has additionally been gaining momentum.
Piers fortunately stopped and smiled for the cameras as he left his west London residence with daughter Elise this morning
Piers Morgan tweeted a message of due to the Good Morning Britain staff
A 3rd petition had tonight gained 43,289 of its purpose of 50,000 signatures
The complete quantity of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 215,000- 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
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 of us 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!’
Piers yesterday 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 stated: ‘I received’t be going again, however due to everybody who has signed these petitions. Normally, individuals begin petitions to have me fired or deported, so this can be a nice shock.’
He additionally tweeted his due to the GMB staff, praising them for their ‘arduous work and dedication’ that led to them beating their principal breakfast TV rival.
He tweeted: ‘I had one purpose after I joined GMB – beat BBC Breakfast in the rankings. On my final day, we did it.’
But inside 24 hours of his smash-hit ultimate broadcast on Tuesday, Wednesday’s rankings had plummeted to 1.21million whereas BBC Breakfast took the lead once more with a mean 1.42million viewers.
Shares in ITV additionally plunged in 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 government Dame Carolyn McCall – to complain about his feedback referring to psychological well being.
The Duchess of Sussex insisted she was not upset that Piers stated he ‘did not consider a phrase she stated’ in her Oprah interview – however was nervous about how his feedback may have an effect on individuals trying to take care of their very own psychological well being issues, an insider stated.
Piers Morgan slams ‘bullies’ on US chat present The Talk for ‘shaming’ Sharon Osbourne into apologising after she stood as much as co-stars accusing him of racism for questioning Meghan’s claims
Piers Morgan as we speak slammed ‘bullies’ on US chat present The Talk for ‘shaming’ Sharon Osbourne into apologising after he stood as much as the panel accusing him of racism for questioning Meghan Markle’s claims.
Osbourne had launched right into a passionate defence of her fellow Brit on the programme, saying ‘Everybody has a proper to say what they really feel with freedom of speech’.
But after receiving a barracking on the present and a backlash on social media, she tweeted as we speak to say that after ‘some reflection… I’m really sorry’, as she apologised ‘to anybody of color that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down’.
Morgan expressed his disappointment with the u-turn as we speak, tweeting: ‘Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me in opposition to colleagues accusing me of racism as a result of I do not consider Meghan Markle’s bulls***.
‘This is the place we have reached. I demand an apology from these @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs in opposition to ME.’
Piers Morgan as we speak expressed his disappointment after Sharon Osbourne apologised following her impassioned defence of him on US chat present The Talk
Earlier Osbourne, 68, had posted a prolonged assertion on Twitter in which she wrote: I’ve all the time been embraced with a lot love and assist from the black neighborhood and I’ve deep respect and love for the black neighborhood.
‘To anybody of color that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down by what I stated, I’m really sorry.
‘I panicked, felt blindsided, received defensive and allowed my worry and horror of being accused of being racist take over.
‘There are only a few issues that harm my coronary heart greater than racism so to really feel related to that spun me quick!
‘I’m not excellent, I’m nonetheless studying like the remaining of us and can proceed to be taught, pay attention and do higher.’
Osbourne had additionally tweeted her assist for Morgan, saying: ‘I’m with you. I stand by you. People overlook that you just’re paid for your opinion and that you just’re simply talking your fact.’
Now she has stated: ‘Please hear me after I say I don’t condone racism, misogyny or bullying.
‘I ought to have been extra particular about that in my tweet. I’ll all the time assist freedom of speech, however now I see how I unintentionally did not make that clear distinction.’
Morgan had praised Osbourne for tweeting her assist for him, saying: ‘When stuff like this occurs, true associates run in direction of you, pretend associates run away. I like Sharon Osbourne as a result of she all the time stays true to herself.
‘She knew she would get abused by the woke brigade for tweeting this – however did it anyway as a result of it is what she believes.’
Osbourne on Wednesday requested her co-host on The Talk to clarify her concern with Morgan
Osbourne’s assertion, which she posted onto Twitter following a backlash
The pair have recognized one another for many years.
When Morgan launched Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on British tv in 2009, Osbourne was his first visitor.
Morgan informed reporters exterior his West London residence on Wednesday: ‘If I’ve to fall on my sword for expressing an actually held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she got here out with in that interview, so be it.’
Morgan, a former presenter on CNN and Daily Mail editor at giant, was strongly essential of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s choice to talk to Oprah Winfrey, in an interview that aired on Sunday night time in the U.S. and on Monday in the U.Ok.
He accused Meghan and Harry of damaging the royal family and looking for publicity on their very own phrases – with out accepting the duty and scrutiny that include their place.
His criticism sparked a firestorm, and he departed from Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, following a livid row together with his co-host Alex Beresford, which noticed him storm off the set,
During Wednesday’s debate Osbourne informed Sheryl Underwood, her co-host, who was on the verge of tears, that she felt he was simply expressing an opinion.
‘Did I like all the pieces he stated? Did I agree with what he stated? No, as a result of it is his opinion. It’s not my opinion.
‘But why is it that as a result of I supported a long-time buddy and work colleague of mine for years that everyone goes, when you assist him, then you definately have to be racist as a result of he is racist?’
With Underwood wanting upset, Osbourne continued: ‘This is the scenario.
‘You inform me the place you have got heard him say, educate me, inform me when you have got heard him [Morgan] say racist issues.
‘Educate me. Tell me.’
Underwood informed Osbourne, who has recognized Morgan for many many years, why she was upset
Piers fortunately stopped and smiled for the cameras as he left his west London residence with daughter Elise yesterday morning
Underwood stated that the problem was not with Morgan’s phrases as a lot as his tone.
‘It just isn’t the precise phrases of racism,’ stated Underwood.
‘It is the implication and the response to it.
‘To not wish to handle that, as a result of she is a black lady, and to try to dismiss it or to make it appear lower than it’s. That’s what makes it racist.
‘Right now I’m speaking to a lady I consider is my buddy.
‘I do not need anyone right here to observe this and assume we’re attacking you for being racist.’
Osbourne replied: ‘I feel it is too late. That seed is already sown.’
Her different co-host, Elaine Welteroth, added that it was a second to ‘arise for anti-racism.’
Welteroth added: ‘When we give passes or give area to people who find themselves saying damaging, dangerous issues, what we’re variety of doing is permissing it,’ she defined. ‘And I feel that is what persons are reacting to.’
How Piers Morgan remodeled struggling GMB into rankings juggernaut
Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid pictured in September 2017
It constantly had decrease rankings than Daybreak regardless of a £1.5million launch a 12 months earlier and high-profile signings resembling 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 introduced the tough-talking morning present host has sensationally stop his function.
Morgan’s resignation from Good Morning Britain marks the top of the newest chapter in his extraordinary profession, in which he helped a struggling breakfast present develop into an undeniably in style information and discuss 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 ‘instantaneous’.
Reid, 50, stated in October 2017: ‘He completely wound me up from the second he joined Good Morning Britain, almost two years in the past. ‘He’s essentially 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 snigger – 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, stated: ‘He completely wound me up from the second he joined Good Morning Britain. He’s essentially 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 snigger – 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 rapidly turned famed for their 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, changing 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 pictures of Catherine Victoria Aitken, previously Victoria Spencer, Countess Spencer, in 1995.
He later joined rival tabloid the Daily Mirror, however was sacked ‘with speedy impact’ in May 2004 after the newspaper revealed false pictures which alleged to indicate Iraqi prisoners being abused by British troopers.
The pictures 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 in the US the place he has a major following.
Kate Garraway, Piers Morgan, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York and Susanna Reid in November 2018
He changed tv and radio host Larry King in 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 vastly profitable chat present Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, in 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 decide on America’s Got Talent in 2006 and afterward the British model of the present. He additionally received 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.