Piers Morgan addresses Good Morning Britain exit

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  • Piers Morgan has spoken out about his decision to leave ITV's breakfast show Good Morning Britain.
  • This comes after the presenter cast doubts on Meghan Markle's claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • "Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on," wrote Piers on Twitter.

Piers Morgan says freedom of speech is a hill he is happy to die on.

This comes after the controversial television host exited from ITV's breakfast show Good Morning Britain after the comments he made about Meghan Markle.

Piers cast doubts on what Meghan had said in her interview with Oprah, in which she touched on racism, suicide and the couple's reason for leaving as senior working members of the royal family.

READ MORE | Controversial host Piers Morgan leaves Britain's ITV after Meghan Markle comments

On Tuesday, the former CCN presenter stormed off the set when co-host Alex Beresford told him: "I understand that you've 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."

Shortly after ITV announced that Piers had decided to leave the show, he tweeted: "Thinking of my late, great manager John Ferriter tonight. He'd have told me to do exactly the same thing. @GMB #TrustYourGut."

On Wednesday morning, the 55-year-old followed up with a quote by Winston Churchill.

He wrote: "On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I've had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don't. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I'm off to spend more time with my opinions."

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