Piers Morgan returns to Breakfast television a year after leaving Good Morning Britain following his rant about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that sparked thousands of Ofcom complaints.
Fans turn off their TVs as Piers Morgan returns to Breakfast TV over the weekend.
Joined by Sophie Raworth for Paper Review on the BBC’s new Sunday morning show, the 56-year-old begins by mentioning her gripe with Meghan Markle.
The broadcaster left Good Morning Britain after several comments and allegations about the Duchess of Sussex.
But he marked his return on Morning Tele by making a comment about the incident, which sparked 54,595 Ofcom complaints.
He said: “I haven’t been on breakfast television for almost a year, it sounds weird but feels good.
“I have a question for you: am I allowed to have my own opinion? Because that was the problem last time.”
As Sophie and Pierce make their way through the papers, they eventually land on a story about Prince Harry and Meghan’s request for protection from the British police so they can go to the UK.
Pierce hit out at the couple for their “shameless double standard”, saying: “It was pretty inevitable that these two [Harry and Meghan] When the queen least wanted them, their heads would come up again.
“Why should the British police protect him? He’s a private citizen now, he performs no royal duties, he’s making hundreds of millions of dollars from his royal titles, which he still holds while simultaneously trampling the royal family.” and the institution of the monarchy headed by his grandmother, and now he wants to have his cake as usual.
“I think there’s a shameless double standard again.”
One fan wrote: “Why is Piers Morgan on Sunday morning TV and why was he given carte blanche to vent his obsessive, creepy rage with Prince Harry and Meghan? The BBC bring your acting together and have them on their programmes. Keep away from! Had to turn to Phillips.”
Another added: “Turns on Sunday morning, sees Piers Morgan again about Harry and Megan … turns off Sunday morning.”
“Thought I’d watch the @sophieraworth show because I refused to see Marr. Five minutes in and @piersmorgan is on screen, a minute later he’s going to Prince Harry.
“Not quite the new, dynamic Sunday morning I expected. Same old, same old. Reach for the remote. Off”, another fan chimed in.
And echoing previous comments about Pierce’s “obsession” with Meghan, another wrote: “Piers Morgan slaps Harry and Meghan on live TV. Who would have expected? Man’s obsession is frightening.”
Not everyone was pleased to see Pierce’s return to the screen, though one viewer wrote: “Piers Morgan on the money this morning.”
Another said: “My Sundays were made better by seeing Pierce’s great thoughts and ideas.”
After coming into the limelight, he told Sophie about his new talkTV show.
He said: “I’m launching a new global daily TV show.
“It starts in the spring. It will air daily in the UK, daily in the US, daily in Australia as well, so I will be a tri-continental hitch.
“It’s something that I’ve wanted to be for a while. It’s going to be debates and big interviews.
“I’m sorry if you missed me on morning TV, but I’ll be back very soon. If you haven’t missed me, I’m not sorry.”