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Piers Morgan issues crushing update on Good Morning Britain return

Piers Morgan has clashed with ITV in a scathing row after he was cleared of breaching the broadcasting code this morning.

The controversial presenter quit the show after dramatically storming off stage back in March during a heated row about Meghan Markle’s comments in her Oprah Winfrey interview.

But it was confirmed this morning that Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code over Piers’ controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex.

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ITV “welcomed” Ofcom’s ruling in a statement: ” 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.”

Piers slammed the broadcaster’s statement in a message of his own as it appeared he wasn’t rushing back to the ITV show.

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He wrote on Twitter: “”Hmmm, ITV have just put out a statement saying I only won the ⁦Ofcom⁩ case against Princess Pinocchio because my colleagues expressed different opinions to mine.

“That’s not what the Ofcom⁦⁩ report says in its conclusion. I suggest ITV reads it again.”

Despite Ofcom’s verdict this morning, sources say there are no plans for ITV to give Piers his job back on Good Morning Britain despite calls from fans to have him reinstated.

In its ruling today, Ofcom said: “The restriction of such views would, in our view, be an unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression both of the broadcaster and the audience.”

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