Piers Morgan brands Good Morning Britain bosses hypocrites following reveal of controversial replacement

Piers Morgan brands Good Morning Britain bosses hypocrites following reveal of controversial replacement

PIERS MORGAN has taken a swipe at his former employers and colleagues at Good Morning Britain over his new replacement.

ITV recently hired Alastair Campbell, a former communications and strategy director for the UK Labour Party, to replace Morgan, who left the job in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.

Following the explosive interview, Morgan hit out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, challenging many of the damning accusations they'd smeared the Royal Family with, despite producing little evidence for them.

Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" Ms Markle said, which drew plenty of controversy given that the Duchess claimed during the interview that she had "suicidal thoughts" for a time.

It's understood that Markle herself contacted ITV to complain about Morgan's comments, and after the broadcaster told him to apologise on air, Morgan resigned.

Commenting on his Good Morning Britain replacement in a Daily Mail column, Morgan noted that his successor was being encouraged to engage in "fiery debates" and told not to "hold back", and implied that his former employers were hypocrites, given the nature of Morgan's departure back in March.

The 56-year-old wrote: "My ex-TV wife Susanna Reid told viewers her new partner was 'someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate, tackle the big issues and speak in a language that real people understand'.

"Hmm, that sounds familiar! Then GMB's Twitter account urged Campbell: 'Welcome to the team! We can't wait for some fiery debates, don't hold back!' Hmm, again.

"Given the manner of my departure, this seems extremely unwise advice.

"Forgive me for having a wry chuckle at the fact that I had to leave the show for declining to apologise for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio's porky-pies, only to now be replaced by someone who has never apologised for spinning us into an illegal war that cost more than a million lives."

Morgan was referencing the fact that British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared war on Iraq in 2003 based on information provided by Campbell, which later turned out to be false.