Piers Morgan, who is taking time off the telly to “spend more time with his opinions”, has been cleared by Ofcom over his criticism of Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain.
Viewers weren’t too pleased with Morgan when he said he “didn’t believe a word” of the Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey back in the spring. Seeing this ex-Fleet Street hack getting riled up was pure spectacle, to the point where Morgan “had enough” and walked off set.
A record 57,000 complaints were sent the regulator’s way, including one from the Duchess herself. She probably thought she had a chance of winning this media bout, given her previous victories in court against The Sun and Mail on Sunday.
Yet Meghan can’t always have it her way. Ofcom has ruled in Morgan’s favour, saying he did not breach any broadcasting codes, although they have accepted that his remarks were “potentially harmful and offensive”.
Morgan is relishing his “resounding victory” against “cancel culture”. He has even asked if he could have his GMB job back…