Piers Morgan won’t be begging for his job back anytime soon. The TV personality insisted that he wouldn’t return to Good Morning Britain if given the opportunity.
On Wednesday, September 1, U.K. regulator Ofcom cleared Morgan over his past controversial comments about Meghan Markle that led to his exit at GMB.
“I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue,” he tweeted the same day. "This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios."
“Do I get my job back?” he quipped at the end of the Tweet. However, he has since admitted he has no intentions of trying to get his old host spot back.
Morgan told The Daily Mail, “I put that post on social media asking if I’d get my job back to prove a point. I wouldn’t go back, not without a public apology and I’m not going to get one.”
He also revealed that he is working on a new project which he believes will take him “global” after the launch in the next few weeks.
As OK! previously reported, Morgan claimed that he didn’t “believe a word” of the Duchess of Sussex’s comments — which included details about her struggle with her mental health, as well as confessions that the royal family was concerned over the color of her son Archie’s skin.
Ofcom claimed that the decision to clear the host was “finely balanced,” and acknowledged that Morgan’s comments “were potentially harmful and offensive to viewers, and we recognize the strong public reaction to them.”
“But we also took full account of freedom of expression,” the statement continued. “Under our rules, broadcasters can include controversial opinions as part of legitimate debate in the public interest, and the strong challenge to Mr. Morgan from other contributors provided important context for viewers.”
“Nonetheless, we’ve reminded ITV to take greater care around content discussing mental health and suicide in future...ITV might consider the use of timely warnings or signposting of support services to ensure viewers are properly protected,” the statement concluded.