Numerous staff members at Good Morning Britain reportedly complained about Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle.
The broadcaster resigned from his position as the show's co-host after storming off the set following a heated discussion with colleague Alex Beresford, who criticised Piers for constantly 'trashing' the Duchess of Sussex.
Ofcom received around 41,000 complaints from viewers about his comments on the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However, sources close to the show have now claimed that they were not comfortable with his views.
Speaking to The Guardian, one insider said: "Everyone is used to Piers saying things like this, but Meghan had literally said that the media wasn't treating her fairly because of who she is, and he was just doing it again."
Another said that his storming off set was a watershed moment. They said: "[Staff] felt that they had to be seen on the 'morally right side of the argument'. Piers wouldn't back down and had to go."
Others who have spoken out have said the issue was 'very much generational' and that he had not mistreated people.
They said: "There has been a bit of a culture clash but it's about that, not about his treatment of people."
Following his departure, ITV released a statement. It read: "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."
Yesterday (10 March), Morgan was confronted by members of the press and explained why he felt he had to leave the show he had presented for the past six years.
He said: "I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.
"If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."
He added: "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."
Many reckon Morgan's arch-nemesis Jeremy Clarkson could be a good shout to replace him on GMB - if anything, just for the drama of it all.
Clarkson, who reportedly once punched Morgan, even added fuel to the fire, tweeting: "People of America. You sent Piers Morgan back to the UK. Now look what we've sent back to you. Ha. We win."
Now people reckon he'd be the perfect fit for the daily morning show, with one person saying on Twitter: "Nothing would please me more than to have Jeremy Clarkson take Piers Morgan's old position on Good Morning Britain."
Another wrote: "Jeremy Clarkson needs to be the Piers replacement on Good Morning [Britain] please... Would be very decent."
It would certainly keep things interesting.
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