Piers Morgan Stands By Vitriol Against Meghan Markle After Good Morning Britain Exit

Piers Morgan has said he stands by his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex as ITV's Good Morning Britain airs for the first time since his departure. 

 It was announced on Tuesday that Morgan had left the show after saying he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

 Addressing his exit, co-host Susanna Reid said she had disagreed with his comments, and added: "Shows go on." 

 Ofcom is investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints. 

 Ranvir Singh, who was sitting in Morgan's chair on Wednesday, said: "We don't call him Marmite for nothing."

 It is not yet known who will be his permanent replacement on GMB. 

 In a tweet as the programme was beginning, Morgan said: "On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I've had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don't." 

 He added: "Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I'm off to spend more time with my opinions." 

 His message was accompanied by a photo of Winston Churchill with a quote about free speech. 

 On Tuesday, before leaving the show, Morgan stormed off set after a discussion with his colleague Alex Beresford over the duchess.

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