BREAKING: Piers Morgan has left Good Morning Britain amid Meghan Markle row

BREAKING: Piers Morgan has left Good Morning Britain amid Meghan Markle row

PIERS MORGAN has left his role as a presenter with Good Morning Britain following backlash regarding his comments towards Meghan Markle.

ITV confirmed the news in a statement this evening where a spokesperson wrote:

"Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

"ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

The announcement comes after it was revealed that Ofcom received more than 41,000 complaints regarding his comments about Meghan Markle following the groundbreaking Oprah interview she and Prince Harry took part in.

Morgan described the interview on Twitter as "vile destructive self-serving nonsense", "contemptible" and "an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family".

In the interview, Markle admitted her mental health had deteriorated to the point she was feeling suicidal but received no help from the royal family, and this was part of the reason she and Harry had decided to take a step back from royal life.

On Good Morning Britain the next day, Morgan made several angry comments about the couple and Markle in particular, and said he did not believe her, saying "I don't believe a word she says".

He later clarified his comments where he said "it's not for me to question whether she felt suicidal, I wasn't in her mind and that's for her to say".

This morning, Morgan walked off the show after he was called out by his co-star Alex Beresford for his continued 'diabolical behaviour' and treatment of Meghan Markle.

"I understand you don't like Meghan Markle," Beresford said on the show. "You've made that so clear a number of times on this programme."

Presenter Morgan walked off the show while Beresford was speaking, but returned about 15 minutes later.

According to ITV Newsan Ofcom spokesperson confirmed they have launched an investigation into Monday morning's episode "under our harm and offence rules".

Mr Morgan has yet to comment on the news.