Piers Morgan Does Not Regret Storming Out Over Meghan Markle, Is Returning to TV

Piers Morgan said he does not regret walking out of Good Morning Britain during a debate about Meghan Markle as he announced a return to U.K. broadcasting.

The controversial pundit posted a GIF animation of him walking off the set of the ITV breakfast show a year on from the Oprah Winfrey interview that ultimately led to him leaving his job.

He also announced a new show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, which will launch in Spring on TalkTV in the U.K., FOX Nation in the U.S. and on Sky News Australia.

Morgan wrote: "A year ago today, I went for a little stroll... and in the words of Edith Piaf, je ne regrette rien! #LongWalkToFreedomOfSpeech."

The hashtag appears to be a reference to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, famously titled The Long Walk to Freedom.

In a video posted to his Twitter, he added: "A year ago today, I was forced to leave a job I loved, at the peak of its success, for having the audacity to express an honestly held opinion.

"Well, this shouldn't happen in any democracy supposedly built on the principles of free speech and freedom of expression.

"So, I'm delighted to now be returning to live television with a new prime time show whose main purpose will be to cancel the Cancel Culture which has infected societies around the world.

"I want it to be a platform for lively vigorous debate, for news-making interviews, and that increasingly taboo three-letter word: fun. I also want it to annoy all the right people."

The presenter stormed off set on March 9 saying "I'm done with this" during fiery exchanges with ITV colleague Alex Beresford in the aftermath of Meghan and Prince Harry Oprah Winfrey interview.

The pair had been discussing racism when Beresford mentioned Morgan once met the Duchess of Sussex in person shortly before her relationship with Harry.

Beresford said: "I understand that you don't like Meghan Markle and you've made it so clear a number of times on this program.

"And I understand that you got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle—or had one—and she cut you off. She's entitled to cut you off if she wants to.

"Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has. But yet you continue to trash her."

Morgan went on to quit the show altogether after a complaint from the duchess to ITV relating to statements he made saying he did not believe her account of feeling suicidal while in the royal family.

Meghan also complained to U.K. TV regulator Ofcom over Morgan's comments in the hours after the Oprah interview.

The duchess described experiencing suicidal feelings, telling CBS: "I just didn't want to be alive any more. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought."

She added that she asked to go away to get better but was told she could not seek out psychiatric care because it would make the Monarchy look bad.

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On March 8, a day before he stormed out, Morgan said: "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 weather report. The fact that she's fired up this onslaught against our Royal family I think is contemptible," he said.

Co-host Susanna Reid replied: "Well that's a pathetic reaction to someone who has expressed those thoughts."

Since then, Morgan has signed a new deal with the Murdoch empire giving him a column in Britain's The Sun and the New York Post, which he has used to further criticize the duchess.

Meghan Markle and Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan, seen at BBC Broadcasting House, in London, on January 16, 2022, and Meghan Markle, seen visiting Canada House, in London, on January 7, 2020. Morgan announced a new TV show and said he has no regrets about storming out of GMB. Hollie Adams/Getty Images and Samir Hussein/WireImage