The tough-talking morning present host, 55, walked away from his position hours after the launch of a social media marketing campaign which noticed greater than the 41,000 complaints made to Ofcom.
In lower than 48 hours, greater than 100,000 folks have made impassioned pleas calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present.
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
Near 200,000 folks have signed a collection of petitions calling for the presenter to be reinstated on ITV’s flagship breakfast present
Piers in the present day responded to the hovering petitions on Twitter, writing that though the help got here as a ‘nice shock’ he won’t be returning to GMB
Piers yesterday responded to the hovering petitions on Twitter, writing that though the help got here as a ‘nice shock’ he won’t be returning to GMB.
He stated: ‘I gained’t be going again, however due to everybody who has signed these petitions. Usually, folks begin petitions to have me fired or deported, so it is a nice shock.’
One petition, known 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 40,000 folks, describes his departure as ‘an absolute farce’.
The primary petition 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 people need answering. He sponsored Sir Captain Tom £10,000 to begin him off to help our NHS.
‘Please signal this petition and share it on, give him the help that he has given us as NHS staff.’
Piers fortunately stopped and smiled for the cameras as he left his west London house with daughter Elise this morning
Piers Morgan in the present day tweeted a message of due to the Good Morning Britain crew
One other states: ‘How ITV have handled Piers Morgan after he saved one among their failing reveals is appalling.
‘They’ve thrown him below 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 in the course of the pandemic and now he is been bullied by the snowflakes all for talking the reality.’
Final night time, it had some 400 signatures. In lower than 48 hours, that quantity had hit 27,579 – and was rising by the second.
A 3rd petition had tonight gained 40,838 of its purpose of fifty,000 signatures
The overall variety of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 193,661 – 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
The third petition, arrange in 2019 to ‘Preserve Piers Morgan on GMB for his widespread sense lifestyle’, has additionally been gaining momentum.
It started as critics known 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 help for NHS staff.
It was arrange by Emma Gates from Wigan, who urged folks: ‘Sadly somebody has an ongoing petition to have Piers Morgan sacked from GMB for being too out spoken! That 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 people need answering! He sponsored sir captain Tom £10000 to begin him off to help our NHS!
‘Please signal this petition and share it on, give him the help that he has given us as NHS staff!’
The overall variety of signatures for the three polls is now greater than 193,661 – 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.
The outspoken GMB host, who stop over his stance on Meghan Markle, helped the present obtain its highest-ever rankings on Tuesday this week, with 1.29million viewers in comparison with the BBC’s 1.25million.
Piers in the present day tweeted his due to the GMB crew, praising them for his or her ‘arduous work and dedication’ that led to them beating their important breakfast TV rival.
He tweeted: ‘I had one purpose after I joined GMB – beat BBC Breakfast within the rankings. On my final day, we did it.’
However inside 24 hours of his smash-hit remaining 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 within the wake of his resignation with nearly £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 govt Dame Carolyn McCall – to complain about his feedback regarding 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 frightened about how his feedback may have an effect on folks making an attempt to take care of their very own psychological well being issues, an insider stated.
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 Dawn regardless of a £1.5million launch a yr earlier and high-profile signings similar to 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 folks tune in final Monday.
However after a five-year profession with Good Morning Britain, ITV in the present day introduced the tough-talking morning present host has sensationally stop his position.
Morgan’s resignation from Good Morning Britain marks the tip of the most recent chapter in his extraordinary profession, during which he helped a struggling breakfast present develop into an undeniably fashionable information and speak 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, practically two years in the past. ‘He is essentially the most annoying man I’ve ever met, however I discover working with him exhilarating. Sure, he drives me nuts, however he additionally makes me snort – and when the chips are down, and there is a huge 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 is essentially the most annoying man I’ve ever met, however I discover working with him exhilarating. Sure, he drives me nuts, however he additionally makes me snort – and when the chips are down, and there is a huge information story breaking or we’re doing a controversial interview with a politician, I belief him’
The colleagues shortly turned famed for his or her 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.
Previous 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 Information 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 Day by day Mirror, however was sacked ‘with rapid impact’ in Could 2004 after the newspaper revealed false pictures which alleged to point out Iraqi prisoners being abused by British troopers.
The images 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 within 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 within the community’s night line-up along with his present Piers Morgan Stay, 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 Tales, during 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 in the course of the Covid-19 disaster.
Outdoors the world of journalism, Piers has additionally appeared as a decide on America’s Obtained Expertise in 2006 and afterward the British model of the present. He additionally gained the US Superstar Apprentice in 2007, which featured former US President Donald Trump.
Shifting on from his previous success, and his departure from GMB, Piers stays a extremely fashionable MailOnline columnist in each the UK and US. He was appointed editor-at-large of the publication’s US operation in September 2014.