Piers Morgan is taking the heat following his harsh criticism of Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey. Following his sudden exit from Good Morning Britain, Chelsea Handler was certainly ready to add fuel to the fire.
One day after Morgan quit the morning show on Tuesday, March 9, Handler threw shade at the host by sharing a video of an interview between the two from 2014. "Some a**holes get better, some just stay the same," the comedian captioned her Instagram post.
In the clip, Handler, 46, called out Morgan, 55, for checking his phone while he was interviewing her. "I want viewers to know — I mean, they must know because they're probably following you on Twitter — I mean, you can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer," Handler said, to which Morgan replied: "Well, you just weren't keeping my attention. That's more an issue for you than me."
"That's not my problem," Handler fired back. "This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show."
As Morgan continued to reiterate that he would pay more attention to the blonde beauty if she was "interesting enough," Handler spat back: "Maybe that's why your job is coming to an end," referencing CNN's decision a month earlier to cancel Morgan's show.
Following their heated exchange, Morgan asked Handler if she could relive one moment in her life, what would it be, to which she humorously replied: "It would be spending this hour differently."
Several celebrities took to the comment section to praise the Chelsea Lately alum. Dax Shepard wrote: "You've lived out my Bill O'Reilly fantasy," and his wife, Kristen Bell, added, "There are not enough eggplant emojis in the world to describe how much I love this post."
As OK! previously reported, Morgan said goodbye to his position on Good Morning Britain after receiving harsh backlash for accusing the Duchess of lying during her and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with the talk-show titan on Sunday, March 7.
One day after their tell-all premiered, Morgan doubted the Duchess' claim that the Palace refused to help her after she allegedly "went to the institution, and I said I needed to go somewhere to get help," because she was experiencing "very clear and very scary" suicidal thoughts during her time as a senior royal member.
As OK! previously reported, during the primetime sit down, the soon-to-be mother-of-two claimed the Palace told her she couldn't seek assistance because "it wouldn’t be good for the institution."
"Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report," Morgan stressed on the Monday episode of Good Morning Britain. "The fact that she's fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family I think is contemptible."
Following his comments, TV honchos reportedly wanted the controversial host to apologize on air; however, Morgan stood by his accusations, which resulted in a heated exchange between him and co-host Alex Beresford during the Tuesday episode.
Beresford, 40, called out Morgan for his "diabolical behavior," stating: "I’m sorry, but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen. Six-thirty to seven o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch. Incredibly hard to watch… He has the ability to come in here and talk from a position where he doesn’t fully understand."
After Beresford said he "understands" that Morgan has a personal relationship with Meghan, he added: "she cut you off, she’s entitled to cut you off, if she wants to," which led Morgan to storm off stage live. "OK I'm done with this," the fuming show host said as he got up to leave.
Moments later, he came back on air to clarify his words. "I said as an all-encompassing thing, I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview, and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said," he said, before emphasizing how serious mental health is in general.
Later that day, the network shared a statement, explaining: "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."
As OK! reported, the U.K.’s Office of Communications has since launched an investigation into whether Morgan's commentary violated the broadcasting code on harm and offense.