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Piers Morgan talks possible return to Good Morning Britain as he admits regret over outburst

The former presenter has revealed he has been approached by ITV bosses

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
29 May 2021
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Piers Morgan has revealed that he has been approached to return to Good Morning Britain, weeks after his on-screen outburst.

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It comes after he controversially quit the weekday morning show in March over his remarks on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

While he wouldn't name names, Piers claimed a "third-party" has been in contact to see if he would consider returning to the hugely popular ITV programme, which is still yet to announce his permanent replacement.

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Piers, 56, told The Sun: "As the Americans say, they reached out — there have been approaches to test the water in the wake of their obvious ratings issues.

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"It makes me sad to see all the hard work we did to beat the BBC in viewing numbers evaporate so fast," he continued, but was quick to add: "It's their problem to work out... but never say never."

The TV star also spoke to the newspaper about his "regret" over how things played out. Discussing the moment he stormed off of the set of the show in the middle of a live broadcast following a row with his co-star, Alex Beresford, he said: "I shouldn't have walked off, though, I do regret that. You can't be the great crusader of free speech and then walk off when someone says something you don't like."

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Could Piers be back on screens?

However, he added that he would only "seriously consider" returning to Good Morning Britain under special circumstances, saying: "Well, a certain weatherman definitely wouldn't be around…"

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In March, the day after his outburst, it was announced that Piers would no longer be appearing on the ITV programme. A statement released by the broadcaster at the time read: "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."

His decision to leave was also prompted by an investigation by TV watchdog Ofcom after his on-air comments about Meghan, and the organisation received more than 41,000 complaints. It was later revealed that Meghan herself had formally lodged a complaint to the broadcaster about Piers' comments.

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