Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain (GMB) last week over a fierce backlash to his comments on Meghan Markle. The outspoken journalist said he didn’t believe a word the Duchess had said in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, including claims she felt suicidal. Mr Morgan’s comments sparked a fierce backlash from viewers, but a new poll has suggested Britons actually support the presenter.
Piplsay polled 6,036 UK adults between March 13-15 on their response to the row.
Researchers asked: “British television personality Piers Morgan quit ITV’s Good Morning Britain following a row over his remarks on Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview. How do you personally feel about his exit?”
Almost half of the respondents (48 percent) said “I am neutral/I don’t care”, with 30 percent selected “I am happy with his exit”.
Just 22 percent opted for “I am unhappy with his exit”.
The pollsters then probed Britons on Mr Morgan’s condemnation of the Duchess’ mental health claims.
The survey asked: “Morgan faced public backlash over his remarks that he ‘didn’t believe a word’ Meghan said about her mental health. What is your opinion about this?”
The majority of respondents (47 percent) opted for “you cannot fault him for only expressing his disbelief”.
Just over a third (35 percent) disagreed and said “he should have spoken responsibly on the sensitive topic”.
Eighteen percent responded, “not sure”.
It later emerged Meghan…