ITV boss fighting for Piers Morgan’s GMB return after Ofcom win but host feels ‘let down’

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Earlier this week it was reported that the former presenter of Good Morning Britain had won his complaints battle against the Duchess of Sussex and Ofcom following comments he made about the royal in March this year. The 40-year-old sparked backlash from GMB viewers after he labelled Meghan’s claims on her Oprah Winfrey interview as false. Piers’ remarks led him to storm off the ITV set and as a result, he decided to leave his role on the breakfast show.

It has since been reported by The Sun that ITV’s director of television, Kevin Lygo has been on a “one-man mission” to bring Piers back to GMB as he is a “big fan” of his.

The reports went on to claim that the TV boss is “fighting a losing battle internally”.

However, it has also been alleged the channel has no current plans to invite Piers back to GMB.

The publication also reported that ITV bosses said there is a “slim to no chance” of Piers making a comeback.

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Following the ruling, ITV released a statement regarding the outcome, it read: “We welcome the Ofcom ruling that Good Morning Britain did not breach the broadcast standards relating to harm and offence.

“The ruling sets out clearly that it was the balance and context the programme-makers provided which was key in mitigating against the potential for harm and offence which could have been caused by Piers Morgan’s comments. 

“It is because of the programme’s editorial decisions and the opposing views which were forcefully expressed by other presenters and guests, that the programme did not breach Ofcom’s rules.”

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