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More Than 200,000 People Sign Petitions Calling For Piers Morgan To Be Reinstated

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More Than 200,000 People Sign Petitions Calling For Piers Morgan To Be Reinstated

Thousands of people have signed petitions demanding Piers Morgan be reinstated on Good Morning Britain after he sensationally stormed off set and quit the show.

The notoriously controversial TV host chucked a tantrum when his colleague, Alex Beresford, pulled him up on his 'diabolical' comments on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah.

ITV later released a short statement saying Piers had decided to leave the morning show.

Piers stormed off set and later quit. Credit: ITV
Piers stormed off set and later quit. Credit: ITV
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Despite more than 41,000 complaints made to Ofcom about his behaviour prior to his dramatic storm off, it seems there are many more people who aren't impressed with the sudden exit of their tough-talking overlord.

Several petitions have popped up around the net demanding Morgan's return to the show, with one petition titled 'Bring Back Piers Morgan!' and another called 'Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life' now boasting more than 125,000 signatures.

"This is an absolute farce," the description on one petition read.

"This man has stuck by our NHS when many others didn't care including our government! He confronts the politicians on questions many of us want answering!

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Credit: Change.org
Credit: Change.org

"He sponsored sir captain Tom £10,000 to start him off to support our NHS!

"Please sign this petition and share it on, give him the support that he has given us as NHS workers!"

The 55-year-old's resignation has sparked mixed feelings among viewers and fellow celebrities alike, with Sharon Osbourne coming to the defence of Morgan.

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Posting to Twitter this week, Sharon wrote: "@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you're paid for your opinion and that you're just speaking your truth."

Appearing on The Talk on Wednesday, she went on to explain her support for Morgan.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne said.

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"For me at 68 years of age to have to turn around and say, 'I ain't racist,' what's it got to do with me? How can I be racist about anybody... or anything in my life?"

Others however, welcomed his departure, with comedian Chelsea Handler sharing a clip from a 2014 interview with Morgan, in which the pair engaged in a heated debate.

Handler captioned it: "Some a**holes get better, some just stay the same."

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On Wednesday, GMB returned without Morgan for the first time.

Speaking about his decision to exit the show, Morgan said he was already 'in talks' regarding his presenting future, adding: "I'll be back".

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: News, Piers Morgan

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