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Piers Morgan has claimed that Good Morning Britain
asked him to return.
The TV presenter was axed from the show earlier this year following a bust-up with colleague Alex Beresford over comments he'd made over Meghan Markle.
Beresford branded Morgan's behaviour 'diabolic' in the wake of Prince Harry and Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, leading to Morgan storming off set.
However, the journalist has now come out and claimed people close to the ITV breakfast series have attempted to get him back in the hot seat.
Speaking to the Sun, the 56-year-old said: "I have had some quite random third-party feelers put out to see if I would consider a return to the show.
"I don't want to say on the record who, but a pretty close third-party.
"As the Americans say, they reached out - there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues.
"It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast.
He went on: "I have no doubt I could take the ratings back to where I left them - but the doubt is, would anyone be allowed to do it that way again?
"I was hired to give very strong, honestly held opinions, which I did. But in the end I was asked to apologise for a genuinely held opinion."
Morgan had said he had been left 'sickened' by Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, and said he 'didn't believe a word' that Markle had said, adding: "I wouldn't believe her if she read me a weather report."
Mental health charity Mind condemned Morgan's comments, especially after Markle's admission that she had experienced suicidal thoughts.
In a statement at the time, the charity said: "We were disappointed and concerned to see Piers Morgan's comments on not believing Meghan's experiences about suicidal thoughts today.
"It's vital that when people reach out for support or share their experiences of ill mental health that they are treated with dignity, respect and empathy.
"We are in conversation with ITV about this at the moment."
While he still feels there's no love loss between him and Markle, Morgan has since come out and said he regrets storming off the set when confronted by Beresford over his remarks.
He told the Daily Mail: "Walking off the show was not very on-brand, I admit. I wish I hadn't done it.
"And even as I was walking off, I thought, why are you doing this irrational thing?
"I shouldn't have done it but I was annoyed and worried that in my state, I might've said something I regretted. I needed a little time out."
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