Piers Morgan is facing criticism for targeting Meghan Markle in his new column.
The former British TV host has said that the Duchess of Sussex is in for a “very unpleasant surprise” when he begins his new newspaper column almost a year after he left Good Morning Britain over comments he made about Markle following her explosive Oprah interview.
Morgan is due to start writing a new column for U.K. tabloid The Sun titled Uncensored and told the newspaper that he is looking forward to being “free to express my opinions.”
Nine months ago, Morgan questioned Markle’s claims about feeling suicidal while working as a member of the royal family. He was later cleared by British media watchdog Ofcom after they determined that he did not breach the broadcasting code.
“I don’t believe a word she says,” he said on air. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”
However, he has not returned to his long-standing role as co-host on Good Morning Britain.
“The column is called Uncensored because it does what it says on the tin,” Morgan told The Sun on Friday.
“Effectively I was censored at my previous job and told to apologize to Meghan Markle for an honestly held opinion, which obviously I wasn’t going to do.”
The 56-year-old continued: “Pushy little Princess Pinocchio tried her utmost to cancel me, and she will be in for a very unpleasant surprise when I emerge, like Lazarus, from my…