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PIERS MORGAN: The REAL truth. Writing for the first time about his dramatic exit from GMB

MONDAY, MARCH 8 

A NUCLEAR BOMB DROPPED ON THE ROYALS

Got to the Good Morning Britain studios at 4am to observe Oprah Winfrey‘s much-hyped interview with Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan which simply completed airing in the US.

Ninety jaw-dropping minutes later, I raced spherical to Susanna Reid’s dressing room and we exclaimed in unison: ‘My God…’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex simply dropped a nuclear-sized scandal bomb into the very coronary heart of the Royal Family.

Their stunning claims of racism at the Palace regarding their son Archie, and an alleged refusal by Royal employees to let Meghan obtain therapy for suicidal ideas in case it harm the Royal model, are so incendiary that they may inflict irreparable injury on the Monarchy.

But have been they true?

The longer the interview went on, the much less I believed.

MONDAY, MARCH 8: Got to the Good Morning Britain studios at 4am to watch Oprah Winfrey's much-hyped interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan which just finished airing in the US, writes PIERS MORGAN

MONDAY, MARCH 8: Got to the Good Morning Britain studios at 4am to observe Oprah Winfrey’s much-hyped interview with Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan which simply completed airing in the US, writes PIERS MORGAN

Ninety jaw-dropping minutes later, I raced round to Susanna Reid's dressing room and we exclaimed in unison: 'My God…'

Ninety jaw-dropping minutes later, I raced spherical to Susanna Reid’s dressing room and we exclaimed in unison: ‘My God…’


For instance, Meghan stated she and Harry received secretly married three days earlier than their marriage ceremony, in a tiny service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Really? So, the marriage all of us watched was a sham? And Britain’s most senior clergyman was in on it, performing an unlawful ceremony in a backyard?

Equally implausible was Meghan’s insistence she by no means checked out Harry online after they first met or had a lot curiosity in his household (her outdated pals beforehand revealed how fascinated she’d been with the Royals and Diana specifically), and her declare that her passport was taken away. How then did she make all her infinite overseas journeys?

But much more severe was the sensational implication that Archie was barred from being a Prince due to his pores and skin color.

It sounded full nonsense when she stated it, and it’s; he isn’t a Prince as a result of, technically, the nice grandchildren of the Monarch are usually not bestowed with titles ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ except they’re in the direct line to the throne. 

This rule applies no matter the kid’s mom’s ethnicity.

So, the most severe assertion, one which has already despatched racially charged America right into a tailspin of concern, was a falsehood presumably designed to trigger most hurt to the Royals.

And for all their guff in the interview about supporting the Queen, it is the Monarch who decides such titles so that they have been successfully accusing Harry’s grandmother and Britain’s Head of State of being racist.

This was a disgraceful betrayal, as was Meghan’s assault on the Duchess of Cambridge for making her cry (Kate’s by no means stated a foul phrase about her sister-in-law in public), Harry’s bleating about his father supposedly chopping off his cash provide and safety, and their sustained bitter assault on the Royal establishment whose titles they greedily exploit for large industrial acquire.


I anticipated such disingenuous. self-serving wrecking-ball stuff from a social-climbing Hollywood actress like Ms Markle, however for Harry to publicly shred his household and the Monarchy like this, whereas Prince Philip was severely in poor health in hospital, is so out of character for a person who as soon as bravely served his Queen and nation in battle. He cannot be comfortable doing this, absolutely?

‘I’m indignant to the level of boiling over,’ I raged after we received on air. ‘I’m sickened by what I’ve simply needed to watch.’

‘OK,’ stated Susanna, ‘however some folks may be upset and moved by what they’ve simply heard.’

She cited Meghan’s psychological well being claims, and replayed the clip of her saying: ‘I simply did not need to be alive any extra… I went to the establishment and stated I wanted to go someplace to get assist and I used to be instructed that I could not as a result of it would not be good for the establishment.’ This appeared totally unbelievable to me.

We’re alleged to consider Meghan Markle instructed Palace aides she was suicidal and desperately wanted assist, however was knowledgeable she could not have any as a result of it may be dangerous for the Royal model?

And if she was suicidal, then why did not Harry get her the pressing assist she wanted? 

He’s hooked up to a few of Britain’s greatest psychological well being charities and has proudly spoken of getting discreet assist for himself in the previous.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just dropped a nuclear-sized scandal bomb into the very heart of the Royal Family. Their shocking claims of racism at the Palace concerning their son Archie, and an alleged refusal by Royal staff to let Meghan receive treatment for suicidal thoughts in case it hurt the Royal brand, are so incendiary that they could inflict irreparable damage on the Monarchy. But were they true? The longer the interview went on, the less I believed

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex simply dropped a nuclear-sized scandal bomb into the very coronary heart of the Royal Family. Their stunning claims of racism at the Palace regarding their son Archie, and an alleged refusal by Royal employees to let Meghan obtain therapy for suicidal ideas in case it harm the Royal model, are so incendiary that they may inflict irreparable injury on the Monarchy. But have been they true? The longer the interview went on, the much less I believed

‘OK,’ I stated, ‘let’s have the names. Who did you go to, what did they are saying to you?’ Then I made a extra common remark: ‘I’m sorry, I do not consider a phrase she says.’

‘Well, that is a pathetic response to somebody who’s expressed these ideas,’ snapped again Susanna.


But it was an sincere response, to not whether or not she was feeling suicidal – solely she is aware of how she felt – however to the concept that she was banned from getting therapy. 

It was additionally reflective of my common sense of disbelief about the entire interview; as soon as you understand somebody’s mendacity about some issues, how will you consider anything they’re saying with out arduous proof to help it?

I wasn’t the just one feeling this manner.

Later in the present, black British Army battle hero Sergeant Johnson Beharry – the final individual to win the Victoria Cross – stated of the different racism declare, {that a} Royal spoke derogatorily to Harry about what pores and skin color Archie may need: ‘I do not consider that occurred. 

‘If it occurred, then why do not they clarify it? Who stated it, the place did it occur?’ 

But different black visitors attacked me for questioning Meghan’s phrase, utilizing my very own pores and skin color as a weapon.

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu referred to as me a ‘liar’ and a ‘shame’ and stated: ‘You continuously use your platform as a rich white privileged man with energy and affect to irritate and escalate the bigoted, sexist, racist and misogynist assaults on Meghan Markle.’

Trisha Goddard branded me a ‘bully’ and stated: ‘Sorry Piers, you do not get to name out what’s and is not racism to black folks. 

‘You can name out all the different stuff you need, however depart the racism stuff to us, eh?’

So, as a result of I’m white, I’m not allowed to doubt the validity of Meghan Markle’s two racism claims towards the Royal Family, considered one of which has already been proved to be primarily based on a lie?


It was the fieriest ever episode of Good Morning Britain, however very uncooked, actual tv too. 

It’s what we do greatest, passionately debating the information simply as households, pals and work colleagues will probably be doing at this time about the interview.

Soon, the hashtag #AbolishTheMonarchy was trending on Twitter, a sign of simply how damaging the Sussexes’ claims have been.

I used to be trending too, with folks saying I used to be ‘racist’ and ‘mocking psychological sickness’ by disbelieving Meghan’s claims, and demanding I be fired. 

It did not matter that I’ve by no means stated something racist about her or that my solely feedback about her race have been to repeatedly say how nice it was {that a} bi-racial lady married into the Royal Family.

No, it seems that questioning Meghan’s fork-tongued ‘reality’ is now a racist hate crime.

Whereas her spray-gunning her household on world TV, simply as she allegedly spray-gunned her younger feminine Palace employees who’ve accused her of great bullying, is a courageous sufferer lastly discovering her silenced voice.

Meghan’s had no worse media therapy than different Royal brides reminiscent of Diana, Fergie, Kate, Camilla and even that different Monarchy-rattling American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

But she’s the first to assert destructive press has been motivated by racism, and it is a very harmful cost to make with so little to again it up.

The clearly orchestrated social media pile-on towards me intensified by way of the afternoon.

I’ve all the time subscribed to the ‘in the event you dish it out, you have to take it’ philosophy.

But my three sons instructed me they too are all being focused, and despatched me screenshots of venomous abuse and threats of violence in the direction of them, which made my abdomen churn, particularly as police are already investigating a loss of life risk made to me and my eldest boy Spencer final month. 

None of them even care about Meghan Markle, not to mention agree with my views on her. Yet the Twitter troll mob has discovered them responsible by affiliation.

One troll vowed to homicide me in entrance of them, and added: ‘When your dad dies, the world may have a celebration.’

To compound my unease, the psychological well being charity Mind – which gave me an award in 2012 for selling psychological well being points in Life Stories interviews with troubled stars reminiscent of Frank Bruno and Paul Gascoigne – issued a press release saying it was ‘disenchanted and anxious to see Piers Morgan’s feedback on not believing Meghan’s experiences about suicidal ideas’.

It ended with the ominously threatening phrases: ‘We are in conversations with ITV about this.’

ITV requested me to make clear what I meant on tomorrow’s present, which I’m comfortable to do as it has been intentionally misconstrued to recommend I do not suppose victims of psychological sickness ought to be believed.

I used to be instructed I did not must apologise.

Alex Beresford, GMB’s occasional stand-in weatherman, messaged me saying I wanted to higher perceive Meghan Markle’s racism claims from the perspective of mixed-race folks like himself.

I instructed the group to get him in tomorrow so we will debate it on air.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 

WHY I WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIT 

A foul evening of damaged sleep.

It’s been an odd, demanding 12 months for everybody, and I’ve been in the thick of all the more and more poisonous debates – whether or not about the pandemic, or these different hot-button problems with Brexit, Trump and the Sussexes.

Normally, I experience the noise. But unregulated social media, as anybody in the public eye will verify, has received more and more vicious and nasty.

When we received on air, I used to be drained and agitated.

Alex Beresford appeared equally uptight and launched into a really private assault.

‘I perceive that you do not like Meghan Markle,’ he stated, ‘you have made it so clear a variety of occasions on this programme. 

‘I perceive you have received a private relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and he or she reduce you off… she’s entitled to chop you off if she needs to.

‘Has she stated something about you since she reduce you off? I do not suppose she has, however but you proceed to trash her…’

As he delivered his censorious lecture, implying my solely motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle’s outlandish interview claims was as a result of she ‘ghosted’ me 4 years in the past after we would been pleasant for 18 months – I genuinely could not care much less about that, however it was informative as to her character, particularly after I noticed her do the similar factor to many different folks, together with her personal father – I felt the steam rising inside me.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 - WHY I WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIT: A bad night of broken sleep. Normally, I revel in the noise. But unregulated social media, as anyone in the public eye will confirm, has got increasingly vicious and nasty. When we got on air, I was tired and agitated

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 – WHY I WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIT: A foul evening of damaged sleep. Normally, I experience the noise. But unregulated social media, as anybody in the public eye will verify, has received more and more vicious and nasty. When we received on air, I used to be drained and agitated

I do not thoughts outdoors visitors attempting to make a reputation for themselves by whacking me like this, however I wasn’t going to take a seat there and take it from considered one of my very own group, particularly somebody who I’ve gone out of my manner to assist at any time when he is requested me for recommendation about his profession.

Realising I’d say one thing I’d remorse, I made a decision to depart the studio to chill down.

As I walked off, Alex doubled down: ‘This is pathetic. Absolutely diabolical behaviour. 

‘I’m sorry however Piers spouts off frequently and all of us have to take a seat right here and hear. From 6.30 to 7am yesterday, it was extremely arduous to observe. 

‘He has the capability to return in right here and speak from a place that he does not totally perceive…’

I did not hear any extra of his diatribe, as I used to be out the door and heading for my dressing room.

I knew it wasn’t a very good look, the nice snowflake-basher operating away from confrontation. And on reflection, I should not have executed it.

But in the warmth of the second, in my somewhat strained frame of mind, this appeared the much less worse choice.

A horrified Susanna rapidly adopted me out and after an animated trade persuaded me to return again out.

So, I did, and Alex and I then had a prolonged dialog about race.

‘I do not really feel you are a racist’, he instructed me, which was like saying: ‘I do not suppose you beat your spouse.’

But he insisted that even when Meghan’s declare about Archie being barred from Princehood due to his pores and skin color is unfaithful, it is nonetheless her ‘lived expertise’ so ought to be revered.

But that is ridiculous; you’ll be able to’t have a ‘lived expertise’ of racism when the reality you are basing it on is fake. 

Or somewhat, you’ll be able to, however it’s not an actual one and no person ought to be compelled to consider it.

Alex Beresford seemed equally uptight and launched into a very personal attack. 'I understand that you don't like Meghan Markle,' he said, 'you've made it so clear a number of times on this programme. 'I understand you've got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and she cut you off… she's entitled to cut you off if she wants to. 'Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has, but yet you continue to trash her…'

Alex Beresford appeared equally uptight and launched into a really private assault. ‘I perceive that you do not like Meghan Markle,’ he stated, ‘you have made it so clear a variety of occasions on this programme. ‘I perceive you have received a private relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and he or she reduce you off… she’s entitled to chop you off if she needs to. ‘Has she stated something about you since she reduce you off? I do not suppose she has, however but you proceed to trash her…’

Sadly, that is the place we have now arrived in society: the reality might be no matter somebody decides it’s, so Meghan Markle have to be believed as a result of it is ‘her reality’. 

And in the event you do not consider her, you are a racist.

Later, we interviewed her estranged father Thomas, who she hasn’t spoken to since 2018 and who she’s now accused of ‘betrayal’ in a brand new interview clip launched by CBS.

‘I genuinely cannot think about doing something to deliberately trigger ache to my little one,’ stated the lady trashing her household and her husband’s household on prime-time TV.

Mr Markle denied there was racism at the coronary heart of the Monarchy, saying: ‘I do not suppose the British Royal Family are racist in any respect.’

Of course, he was then abused on Twitter too.

Yes, a person who married a black lady, and introduced up their bi-racial daughter on his personal for a few years, was attacked for not understanding Meghan’s ‘lived expertise’ of racism, and subsequently, de facto, exposing himself as a racist.

Just absurd.

As requested by ITV, I clarified my place on psychological well being by saying: ‘I nonetheless do not consider what Meghan Markle says typically on this interview, and I’ve severe considerations about the veracity of a variety of what she stated. 

‘But let me simply state my place on psychological sickness and on suicide. These are clearly extraordinarily severe issues and ought to be taken extraordinarily severely and if somebody is feeling that manner, they need to get the therapy and the assist that they want each time. 

‘Every time. And in the event that they belong to an establishment like the Royal Family, they need to search that assist and be given it. It’s not for me to query if she felt suicidal. 

‘I’m not in her thoughts and that’s for her to say. 

‘My actual concern was a disbelief frankly, and I’m ready to be confirmed incorrect on this, that she went to a senior member of the Royal family and instructed them she was suicidal and was instructed she couldn’t have any assist as a result of it could be a foul look for the household. 

‘If that’s true, a) that individual ought to be fired and b) The Royal Family have severe questions that should be answered.’

This, I assumed, would finish that matter.

But ITV’s annual outcomes have been introduced this morning and when our CEO, Dame Carolyn McCall, was requested by journalists if I’d lose my job, she replied: ‘We are coping with that as we communicate.’

As he delivered his censorious lecture, implying my only motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle's outlandish interview claims was because she 'ghosted' me four years ago after we'd been friendly for 18 months – I genuinely couldn't care less about that, but it was informative as to her character, especially when I saw her do the same thing to many other people, including her own father – I felt the steam rising inside me

As he delivered his censorious lecture, implying my solely motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle’s outlandish interview claims was as a result of she ‘ghosted’ me 4 years in the past after we would been pleasant for 18 months – I genuinely could not care much less about that, however it was informative as to her character, particularly after I noticed her do the similar factor to many different folks, together with her personal father – I felt the steam rising inside me

Uh-oh. That was not a denial.

She additionally declared about Meghan: ‘I fully consider what she says.’

Other ITV executives advised to me that I ought to now concern an apology to calm issues down.

But I do not consider Meghan, so why would I apologise?

As I mused over this conundrum, GMB’s rankings for yesterday got here in and have been the highest in our historical past, breaking a brand new file we set solely final week.

The present’s on fireplace, in each sense.

But the flames at the moment are raging uncontrollably in the direction of me.

To compound my rising twitchiness, I received a textual content from my outdated foe Jeremy Clarkson that learn: ‘I’m fully in your facet.’

Oh s**t. This have to be extra severe than I assumed. Mid-afternoon, Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television, who I’d spoken to a number of occasions since yesterday, rang to say we have been now ‘on the cliff edge’ and both I apologised, or I must depart GMB.

Realising I might say something I'd regret, I decided to leave the studio to cool down. I knew it wasn't a good look, the great snowflake-basher running away from confrontation. And on reflection, I shouldn't have done it. But in the heat of the moment, in my rather strained state of mind, this seemed the less worse option

Realising I’d say one thing I’d remorse, I made a decision to depart the studio to chill down. I knew it wasn’t a very good look, the nice snowflake-basher operating away from confrontation. And on reflection, I should not have executed it. But in the warmth of the second, in my somewhat strained frame of mind, this appeared the much less worse choice

I appreciated his directness – we have all the time had a really open, sincere and humorous relationship – and stated I’d name him again when I’d thought it over.

I went for a stroll and spoke to a few shut, trusted pals.

One thought I ought to simply apologise, take the hit and transfer on.

The different was emphatic: do not apologise.

I contemplated what my supervisor John Ferriter, who guided my profession for 12 years and persuaded me to do GMB however who sadly died 16 months in the past, would have stated.

‘Talk to me, John,’ I muttered, in a second paying homage to that scene in Top Gun the place Maverick begs his lifeless buddy Goose to information him on what to do after he bugs out of aerial fight with the Russians.

All I heard again was John’s common chorus: ‘Trust your intestine!’

Suddenly, I reached a second of whole intestine readability: f**okay it, I wasn’t going to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle, as a result of the reality is that I do not consider Meghan Markle.

And in a free, democratic society, I ought to be allowed to not consider somebody, and to say that I do not consider them.

That, absolutely, is the very essence of freedom of speech?

If I stated I now believed Meghan, I’d be mendacity to the viewers, the very factor I’ve accused her of doing.

And even when I did apologise, that would not be the finish of it. The woke brigade would hold coming for me, demanding I apologise for the whole lot else they discover offensive – which in fact, is totally the whole lot.

I referred to as Kevin again, stated I would not be apologising, and we agreed I’d depart GMB with rapid impact. 

Then I went residence to attend for the information to interrupt, which was a bizarre sensation.

The greatest manner I’ve heard it described was by my former America’s Got Talent judging panel accomplice David Hasselhoff, who I as soon as sat with as the clock ticked all the way down to a humiliating leaked video of him drunk hitting the airwaves.

‘I really feel like that gong the man used to beat at the begin of each Rank film,’ he smiled, ruefully. ‘Waiting to be hit so arduous it clangs.’

At 6.15pm, the assertion was launched: ‘Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has determined now’s the time to depart Good Morning Britain. 

‘ITV has accepted this determination and has nothing additional so as to add.’

My cellphone erupted like a firecracker. It’s all the time very fascinating to see who contacts you in such moments, or publicly helps you, and much more fascinating to notice who does not.

First out of the blocks was Sharon Osbourne, with whom I labored for 4 years on AGT with The Hoff.

‘I’m with you,’ she tweeted. ‘I stand by you. People neglect that you just’re paid for your opinion and that you just’re simply talking your reality.’

This took actual guts, understanding it could enrage the ultra-woke crowd in Hollywood the place she lives and works.

‘When stuff like this occurs,’ I replied, ‘true pals run in the direction of you, pretend pals run away.’

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 

I LEARN MEGHAN MADE A FORMAL COMPLAINT 

Woke at 4am to greater than 1,000 emails, texts and WhatsApp messages from throughout the world.

Most have been emphatically in settlement with what I’d stated, whereas some disagreed however have been equally emphatic about my proper to say it.

‘Whatever the rights and wrongs,’ stated Bear Grylls, ‘you have all the time been unapologetically your self, and authenticity is a uncommon commodity.’

At 6.30am, I turned on GMB to see what my ‘TV spouse’ Susanna would say about our sudden divorce.

Stony-faced, she learn a brief, somewhat frosty assertion: ‘Piers and I’ve disagreed on many issues and that dynamic was considered one of the issues viewers beloved about the programme. 

‘He is no doubt an outspoken, difficult, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.

‘He has many critics, and he has many followers. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. 

‘He himself clarified his feedback about her psychological well being on the present yesterday. There are many voices on GMB, and everybody has their say.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - I LEARN MEGHAN MADE A FORMAL COMPLAINT: At 6.30am, I turned on GMB to see what my 'TV wife' Susanna would say about our sudden divorce. Stony-faced, she read a short, rather frosty statement

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 – I LEARN MEGHAN MADE A FORMAL COMPLAINT: At 6.30am, I turned on GMB to see what my ‘TV spouse’ Susanna would say about our sudden divorce. Stony-faced, she learn a brief, somewhat frosty assertion

‘But now Piers has determined to depart the programme. Some of you might cheer and others will boo. 

‘He has been my presenting accomplice for greater than 5 years and through Brexit and the pandemic and different points he has been a voice for a lot of you, and a voice that a lot of you have got railed towards. 

‘It is actually going to be very completely different however exhibits go on and so forth we go.’

Jeez, even my actual ex-wife talks extra fondly about me than that (and, in actual fact, did so in a single day in a really supportive message).

I received an instantaneous flurry of latest texts from bemused pals asking if we would fallen out.

We have not. But I believe Susanna’s feeling indignant and unhappy at me leaving simply when the present’s soared to new viewers heights, involved for her personal future, frightened of troll abuse for publicly backing me (she’s had a repulsive barrel-load of that over the years simply for sitting subsequent to me), and common discombobulation at the dramatic flip of occasions.

I hope we keep pals as a result of Susanna’s a good individual and we have been by way of loads collectively. 

There aren’t many ladies I’ve seen lots of of occasions at 5am of their curlers and dressing robes.

Elise, my nine-year-old daughter, wished me to stroll her to highschool.

‘You might as properly make your self helpful, Dada,’ she giggled, ‘since you’ve received nothing else to do.’

Mid-morning, ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship reported that Meghan had filed a formal complaint about me on Monday, direct to Carolyn McCall. I wasn't told this

 Mid-morning, ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship reported that Meghan had filed a proper criticism about me on Monday, direct to Carolyn McCall. I wasn’t instructed this

We emerged from the home to a barrage of photographers and TV digital camera crews.

‘I consider in freedom of speech,’ I stated, ‘and the proper to be allowed to have an opinion. If folks need to consider Meghan Markle, that is completely their proper.

‘I do not consider nearly something that comes out of her mouth and I feel the injury she’s executed to the British Monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is mendacity in hospital is big and albeit contemptible. 

‘So, 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.’

Mid-morning, ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship reported that Meghan had filed a proper criticism about me on Monday, direct to Carolyn McCall.

I wasn’t instructed this.

Later, my sons stated there had been a dramatic change in temper since my resignation and assertion, and folks have been now bombarding them with help.

‘Getting hundreds like this,’ stated Spencer, forwarding a message that learn: ‘So gutted your dad’s left GMB. I’m truly crying. I undergo from melancholy and your dad makes me snort each single Mon/Tues/Weds morning… I’d actually go so far as to say he saved me occurring days I felt I could not. I’m devastated.’

Meanwhile, ITV’s share value has plunged by 5 per cent since information of my departure from GMB broke, valuing me at £250 million, which is £52 million greater than the world’s costliest footballer, Neymar. 

That ought to come in useful in my future contract negotiations!

More satisfyingly, Good Morning Britain smashed our rankings file once more yesterday, and we lastly beat BBC Breakfast for the first time.

When I joined GMB in 2015, the BBC received 3 times our rankings and no person aside from me ever thought we would eclipse them.

Well, we did, on my final day.

And it is considered one of my proudest achievements.

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 

SUSANNA AND I AGREE WE NEED A BOOZY LUNCH  

Susanna rang for a protracted clear-the-air chat.

She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the causes I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so instantly.

It was a very good dialog, and we agreed that when the mud settles, we’ll have a protracted lunch to rejoice 5 extraordinary years.

‘It will not be a teetotal one both,’ laughed Susanna, who gave up alcohol two years in the past. ‘I’ll positively must get drunk after this…’

I’ve had good messages from all the different GMB presenters, aside from Alex Beresford, and plenty of of the fantastic manufacturing group, from digital camera operators and producers to make-up artists.

Some actually moved me.

‘Gutted to listen to this information,’ texted Dr Hilary Jones. ‘You maintain politicians to account like nobody else can. 

You help the underprivileged folks with no voice. You are beneficiant, vastly properly researched and humorous. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 - SUSANNA AND I AGREE WE NEED A BOOZY LUNCH: Susanna rang for a long clear-the-air chat. She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the reasons I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so suddenly

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 – SUSANNA AND I AGREE WE NEED A BOOZY LUNCH: Susanna rang for a protracted clear-the-air chat. She apologised for the tone of her chilly goodbye, which was for all the causes I suspected, and I apologised for leaving her in the lurch so instantly

My respect for you has grown exponentially this 12 months and I shall miss you my pal. 

The nation truly wants you even when some folks do not know it. We’ve misplaced our General and you might be sadly missed already.’

Kevin Lygo received again in contact to say ITV would love me to proceed doing different stuff for the community, together with Life Stories, which I’m comfortable to do. 

I haven’t got any downside with ITV, my downside is with the more and more insidious woke cancel tradition that is now infesting all corporations like ITV.

If allowed to proceed unchecked, it is going to make it just about inconceivable for anybody with an opinionated character to outlive in any office.

Kevin revealed it took exactly 17 minutes for the first utility for my GMB job to reach after the announcement I’d left, which we each discovered extremely amusing.

I’m solely stunned it took that lengthy; tv is filled with comfortable smiley fakes who faux to be your greatest fan to your face however who’d dance the tango in your grave in the event that they thought it could get them extra airtime.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13

On Tuesday, my e-book Wake Up – paradoxically, a clarion name to finish woke nonsense and cancel tradition! – was No 2,130 in the Amazon chart. Today, it went to No 1.

‘I’ve not seen something like this earlier than,’ stated my HarperCollins writer, Oli. ‘The folks have spoken!’

They’re actually talking all over the place I am going; I’ve by no means had so many members of the public come as much as provide their help, toot their horns from vehicles, cabs, lorries and buses, or ship me letters and items.

It’s been relentless, barely insane, and really gratifying.

During a protracted stroll in the park with Spencer and Elise yesterday, I used to be approached actually each two minutes, and everybody was on my facet aside from one pinch-faced, Guardian-reader-looking woman who considered me being mobbed and shouted: ‘YOU’RE ALL REVOLTING!’

SATURDAY, MARCH 13: On Tuesday, my book Wake Up – ironically, a clarion call to end woke nonsense and cancel culture! – was No 2,130 in the Amazon chart. Today, it went to No 1

SATURDAY, MARCH 13: On Tuesday, my e-book Wake Up – paradoxically, a clarion name to finish woke nonsense and cancel tradition! – was No 2,130 in the Amazon chart. Today, it went to No 1

That uncommon outburst of negativity was instantly mitigated by one other lady moments later who shouted: ‘THE WHOLE OF SPAIN IS BEHIND YOU!’

Gracias!

Lorraine Kelly wrote in her Sun column at this time that I ‘roared into breakfast TV like a hyperactive Mary Poppins. 

‘There was by no means a spoonful of sugar to assist his drugs go down… however I’ll miss his terrier-like pursuit of Government Ministers’.

I think about most ministers celebrated my exit like the removing of an abscess from a rotten tooth.

But some are at the very least pretending to be disenchanted.

‘I may be in a minority of politicians,’ texted Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, ‘however I used to be genuinely sorry to see you permit GMB!’

‘That’s very form,’ I replied, ‘and I nearly consider you…’

‘In equity,’ he replied, ‘I by no means recall ending an interview with you feeling aggrieved. Just reply his questions, was my recommendation to colleagues.’

Well, fairly.

Ironically, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the man who ducked GMB for the previous 4 years and even ran and hid in a fridge to keep away from answering our questions, had lastly agreed to an interview with me at No 10 subsequent month.

That it will not now occur is my solely remorse about leaving.

Of course, many individuals are thrilled I’ve gone.

‘Cry not for Piers Morgan,’ tweeted actor Patrick J. Adams, who performed Meghan Markle’s lover in Suits, ‘there are many bridges for him to seek out work beneath.’

‘Now you understand what it looks like,’ tweeted former Dancing On Ice decide Jason Gardiner, ‘you pathetic man child. Good riddance and should you discover solace in oblivion.’

Well, I actually know who I’ll discover in pathetic oblivion if I ever get there, Jason!

‘Can we ever thank Meghan Markle sufficient?’ tweeted US comedienne Kathy Griffin, ‘I imply, this Piers Morgan demise is nothing wanting scrumptious.’

John Cleese, a former comic, stated I ought to be jailed not fired, and begged me to sue him. 

I’d if I assumed the tiresome outdated bore might afford the settlement, however I do not suppose he is racked sufficient £337-a-pop video messages but on movie star shout-out web site Cameo.

My favorite response got here through the landlord of my native pub, the Scarsdale Tavern, who forwarded me an e-mail from somebody named Marie.

‘I do know this will likely sound fully weird,’ she stated, ‘nevertheless, my pals and I wish to pay for Piers Morgan’s first few drinks when he visits after lockdown.

‘We suppose the manner he has been handled is an absolute scandal and wish to make this small gesture as a thanks for the manner he has held the Government to account since the starting of the pandemic and his help for NHS employees.’

See you after lockdown, Marie – however I’m paying.

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

Even Donald Trump has backed me.

The not too long ago ousted President’s former adviser, Jason Miller, revealed Trump instructed him: ‘If you say something destructive about Meghan Markle you get cancelled… take a look at Piers, they tried to cancel him just because he criticised Meghan Markle. She’s no good, I stated it and now everyone is seeing it. I’m on group Piers.’

I’m unsure how useful this late addition to my defence squad is…!

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

Oprah’s greatest pal Gayle King has revealed on US TV that Prince Charles and Prince William each phoned Harry to debate the interview however the calls have been ‘unproductive’.

It’s past parody that the Duke and Duchess of Privacy are persevering with to leak such delicate information about their very own household to the media.

TUESDAY, MARCH 16: Oprah's best friend Gayle King has revealed on US TV that Prince Charles and Prince William both phoned Harry to discuss the interview but the calls were 'unproductive'

TUESDAY, MARCH 16: Oprah’s greatest pal Gayle King has revealed on US TV that Prince Charles and Prince William each phoned Harry to debate the interview however the calls have been ‘unproductive’

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

TV regulator Ofcom has introduced I’ve damaged the all-time file variety of complaints with 57,000, together with one from Meghan Markle.

But greater than 300,000 folks have now signed petitions for me to get my job again.

A pal forwarded me an e-mail from considered one of Britain’s high QCs.

‘If you occur to be talking to Piers Morgan anytime quickly,’ it learn, ‘would you be adequate to clarify to him that 57,000 brainwashed idiots don’t symbolize right-thinking folks on this nation? 

As it occurs, I agree wholeheartedly with the whole lot Piers stated on this specific subject however that’s not the level.

‘The views Piers expressed have been reputable and cheap by reference to what was and what was not in the Winfrey interview. 

‘The concept that one is forbidden from holding and expressing these views just because to take action entails doubting, nevertheless sincerely, allegations of racism or claims of psychological sickness is solely contemptible.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17: More than 300,000 people have now signed petitions for me to get my job back

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17: More than 300,000 folks have now signed petitions for me to get my job again

‘The inevitable consequence of such a prohibition is that as long as one complains of racism or psychological sickness one’s phrase have to be accepted with out query… If folks like Piers are pushed out of public debate, there will probably be no debate. 

‘There will probably be no probing, no questioning, no correct evaluation – solely the self-appointed thought police who’ve commandeered the airways and the cowed, actually silent majority.

‘I by no means thought to listen to myself say this, however we want the Piers Morgans of this world greater than ever.’

I chuckled at the final line, however I assumed the QC’s abstract of this farce is the greatest I’ve heard thus far.

Imagine if we utilized the Meghan ‘she have to be believed’ Markle rule to different public figures?

I’m certain each Government Minister who got here on GMB throughout the pandemic would declare they have been talking THEIR reality primarily based on THEIR lived expertise throughout the disaster.

Should I’ve robotically believed them? As former Conservative Minister Michael Portillo stated to me: ‘I did not know that disbelieving Meghan was a sackable offence. Interesting. Presumably not believing Boris wouldn’t be?’

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

Sharon Osbourne is paying a heavy value in America for supporting me.

On her present The Talk she was confronted by black co-host Sheryl Underwood with the phrases: ‘What would you say to individuals who say that whilst you’re standing by your pal, you look like giving validation or a protected haven to one thing he has uttered that’s racist?’

‘Tell me what he stated that is racist?’ retorted Sharon.

‘It will not be the actual phrases of racism,’ stated Underwood, ‘it is the implication and response to it. To not need to deal with that as a result of she is a black lady, and to attempt to dismiss it or make it appear lower than what it’s. That’s what makes it racist.’

‘I do not perceive,’ stated a bemused Sharon. ‘If Piers does not like somebody, they usually occur to be black, does that make him a racist?’

‘No,’ stated Underwood.

‘Right, so why cannot it’s he simply does not like her? Why does it must be racist?’

Underwood did not reply.

Instead, she stated: ‘I do not need anyone right here to observe this and suppose we’re attacking you for being racist.’

THURSDAY, MARCH 18: Sharon Osbourne is paying a heavy price in America for supporting me. On her show The Talk she was confronted by black co-host Sheryl Underwood with the words: 'What would you say to people who say that while you're standing by your friend, you appear to be giving validation or a safe haven to something he has uttered that is racist?'

THURSDAY, MARCH 18: Sharon Osbourne is paying a heavy value in America for supporting me. On her present The Talk she was confronted by black co-host Sheryl Underwood with the phrases: ‘What would you say to individuals who say that whilst you’re standing by your pal, you look like giving validation or a protected haven to one thing he has uttered that’s racist?’

Sharon chuckled ruefully. ‘I feel it is too late, that seed’s already sown.’

Yes, it was, simply because it had been so disingenuously sown about me.

Disgracefully, Sharon was bullied into making a grovelling public apology the following day for getting indignant with Underwood, however in fact, this hasn’t placated her woke tormentors from persevering with to tear her to items.

Now, The Talk has been suspended as CBS ‘investigates’ Sharon’s behaviour.

She instructed me tonight she fears they’re attempting to eliminate her, and stated she’s needed to rent additional safety at her LA residence after being bombarded with loss of life threats. 

This new woke tyranny is as intolerant and harmful as the fascism it professes to despise.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Teen Vogue’s new editor has been cancelled earlier than she even began over offensive tweets she posted as a youngster. 

Alexi McCammond, now 27, repeatedly apologised in the previous for the feedback, however there isn’t any room for forgiveness or second possibilities in the intransigent unforgiving woke world, so she needed to go.

As with what’s occurring to Sharon, this illustrates why there was no level in me saying sorry and the way demented cancel tradition has develop into.

Do we actually need to dwell in a world the place anybody can have their careers destroyed for some dumb factor they stated as a teenage child?

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

People hold asking me what I’m going to do subsequent, and actually, I don’t know. However, a flower vendor on Kensington High Street stopped me at this time to proclaim: ‘Piers, mate, try to be Prime Minister. We’d all vote for you. You rise up for what you consider in.’

Obviously, it is a loopy thought.

I imply, who on earth would vote for a polarising, scandalous journalist with a fancy identify who refuses to apologise for something…

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

Meghan Markle’s been pressured to confess she and Harry did not get ‘secretly married’ three days earlier than their marriage ceremony, after a newspaper revealed their marriage certificates proving the declare was a lie.

This prompted CNN to air a prolonged report on the interview’s blizzard of what they name ‘inconsistencies.’

It would appear the precise reality, versus Meghan’s ‘reality’, is lastly rising.

Do I nonetheless must consider her?

FRIDAY, MARCH 26

Sharon Osbourne’s stop The Talk, pushed out for the crime of defending me, a pal she is aware of is not racist, from a co-worker saying I’m racist just because I disbelieve Meghan Markle.

It’s outrageous, however what’s occurred to Sharon and me in the previous fortnight is not actually about Ms Markle.

She’s simply considered one of many whiny, privileged, hypocritical celebrities who now cynically exploit victimhood to suppress free speech, worth their very own model of the reality above the precise reality, and search to cancel anybody that deviates from their woke world view or who dares to problem the veracity of their inflammatory statements.

No, it is about a far larger concern than one delusional Duchess, and that is everybody’s proper to be free to specific our actually held opinions, forcefully and passionately if we really feel prefer it.

As Winston Churchill stated: ‘Some folks’s thought of it [free speech] is that they’re free to say what they like but when anybody else says something again, that’s an outrage.’

To be clear: I’m not a sufferer and I have never been cancelled.

In reality, in some ways this has been considered one of the most fun and affirmative durations of my life.

But if our rights to free speech are denied, then democracy as we all know it is going to die.

It’s time to cancel the cancel tradition earlier than it kills our tradition.

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