Piers Morgan faces GMB sacking as petition hits 50,000 signatures amid Ofcom complaints

Piers Morgan faces GMB sacking as petition hits 50,000 signatures amid Ofcom complaints

The support to see Piers Morgan sacked from his presenting role on Good Morning Britain has doubled recently. His interview style has been criticised recently after several politicians went head to head with him to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While he said he was “challenging them” and “holding them accountable”, claims of “bullying” have been raised. And some viewers have been so unhappy with the way in which Piers has conducted themselves that they have taken to signing a petition to see him booted off the show. 

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A few months back, a petition was created calling for Piers to be removed from GMB, it gained 21,000 signatures at the time and Piers even discussed the campaign about himself on the show. 

But following a string of car-crash interviews between the morning chat and news show and the presenter, the support for the campaign has doubled. 

So far, 51,150 people have signed the petition.

Express.co.uk has contacted GMB and a representative for Piers for comment. 

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It comes after his interview with Andrew Bridgen MP where he was accused of “humiliating” the politician. 

Piers accused the Conservative representative of being “full of excuses” and “not having a clue”. 

Following his appearance on ITV, Bridgen appeared on Talk Radio and he said after being “shouted at” by Piers, he “won’t be going back” onto the show. 

I’ll have a little bet, he won’t be fronting that programme by Christmas… his ratings are going to keep plummeting,” Bridgen added. 

The producer for GMB recently revealed the viewing figures for the show compared to its rival BBC Breakfast. 

BBC & ITV use BARB to record viewing figs. Since our respective COVID crisis coverage started in Wk 13 (23rd March) @GMB has grown already flourishing audience further 14% or 104K viewers, compared to @BBCBreakfast 4% or 63K. Both growing, @GMB rather faster….” His comment read. 

But on the flip side, some viewers really don’t like the way Piers grills guests. 

Take Bridgen’s interview, for example, 281 people contacted Ofcom and complained earlier this week. 

This comes after Piers was cleared by Ofcom after almost 4,000 complaints were made from his interviews with Victoria Atkins MP, Helen Whately MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock to name a few – all which took place last week. 

As a result, the Conservative Party are now not offering interview slots with GMB. 

Instead, all other rivals, including This Morning who interview Hancock and Lorraine who interview Priti Patel are being given the chance. 

Good Morning Britain airs weekday mornings at 6am on ITV. 

Published at Sat, 16 May 2020 23:03:00 +0000