Piers Morgan calls Meghan Markle ‘Princess Pinocchio’ amid rumors of return on 'GMB'
Piers Morgan can’t seem to stop obsessing over Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. In his latest attack on Twitter, the ex-‘Good Morning Britain’ anchor dubbed her “Princess Pinocchio”.
Back in the day, Morgan and Meghan Markle were friends. The two got chatting on social media in 2015, and soon they began exchanging emails, messages, and even reportedly arranged to meet up for drinks. After a year of trading funny images on social media, they met in person when Meghan traveled to London in 2016 to watch Wimbledon.
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When Morgan spoke of this encounter in the past, he described Meghan as a "lovely, normal" girl who was allegedly having “man issues” from a persistent date and struggling to get used to the dating scene. After their meeting, Morgan said Meghan was headed to a private members club after — shortly before press reports suggested she met Prince Harry in a similar venue. Morgan claimed that he was “ghosted” by Meghan after she went to meet Prince Harry following their pub session.
Soon after that, Morgan began badmouthing her, to the point where many have called it an obsession. And now, he has compared his former friend to a fictional puppet whose nose grows when they lie, implying the Duchess of Sussex is a liar — something he has done several times.
“ITV didn't get rid of me. I left GMB because I declined to apologize for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio. But I still work for ITV, as you'll see tomorrow when my Life Stories show with @Joancollinsdbe airs at 9pm,” he said on Saturday, June 19.
ITV didn't get rid of me.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 19, 2021
I left GMB because I declined to apologise for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio.
But I still work for ITV, as you'll see tomorrow when my Life Stories show with @Joancollinsdbe airs at 9pm. https://t.co/ez48HoXkiA
During Sunday’s episode of ‘Life Stories’, among other things, Morgan asked Joan Collins about the Sussexes. The 88-year-old actor, author, and TV personality was asked: “What do you make of what’s going on with the British royal family now, with Meghan, Harry, the feud, with William, Charles?”
Collins said, “My lips are sealed on that subject. I just don’t want to go on national TV and say what I think about Meghan and Harry because look what happened to you.” Morgan said, “Exactly — thank you.”
As per reports, in the wake of several distasteful comments he made about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on TV after her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, as many as 41,000 complaints were made to Britain's media regulator, Ofcom, which announced an investigation under its “harm and offense” rules. In fact, reports even suggested that a formal complaint was even filed with ITV on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex.
Back in March, Morgan parted ways with ‘Good Morning Britain’ after his own co-host Alex Beresford lashed out at him for not believing Meghan’s bombshell claims on racism in the royal family and suicidal tendencies. Beresford made critical remarks against his colleague on air on March 9. Morgan stormed off mid-argument after Beresford claimed that Meghan was entitled to cut him off. "Okay, I'm done with this, sorry, no, sorry... see you later, sorry, can't do this," Morgan declared as he walked off-set.
ITV released a statement in the aftermath saying: “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.”
Scottish ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly recently said that Morgan might return to 'GMB'. She said, “He will be back in some shape or form, I have no doubt. I know nothing, but never count him out of anything. What’s that game where you bash things and they keep coming back? That’s him. He’s still doing Life Stories and all of that. He’s tweeting his a** off and writing his columns. I wouldn’t be surprised if he came back. Nothing would surprise me about Piers.”