Piers Morgan posts cryptic tweet of ticking clock just minutes before ITV says he's quit Good Morning Britain

PIERS Morgan has posted a cryptic tweet of a ticking clock just minutes before ITV says he's quit Good Morning Britain.

The firebrand TV host, who has been on the ITV show since 2015, earlier stormed off after becoming engaged in a row with co-star Alex Beresford.

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Morgan, 55, repeatedly made dismissive comments about Meghan's claims to have had issues with her mental health during the show.

She told Oprah Winfrey she felt like she "didn't want to be alive anymore" in her bombshell interview.

But on Monday's Good Morning Britain, Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" of it.

At just before 6.15pm, Morgan posted a picture of a clock with the words "TICK, TOCK…"

ITV said in a statement: "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."

The dramatic move comes less than an hour after Ofcom announced it was launching a probe into his Meghan remarks.

A spokesman said: "We have launched an investigation into Monday's episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules."

And earlier today a petition to sack Morgan from GMB over his comments about Meghan had amassed more than 88,000 signatures.

Morgan's comments on Monday were also criticised by mental health charity Mind.

The journalist appeared unconcerned by the public’s calls and pointed out that he hasn’t been sacked yet in an earlier tweet.

He said: “Lots of people on here want me fired for expressing my opinion on the Pinocchio Princess.

“If you want to join them, there are various petitions still doing the rounds from the last few times you've all tried, and failed, to have me fired for saying what I think.”

Morgan dramatically walked off the GMB set earlier after tensions flared between him and Alex.

Alex spoke calmly about his view on the royals' bombshell Oprah interview, and criticised Morgan for his coverage on the breakfast show yesterday.

The weather presenter defended the couple, saying: "I understand 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."

But Morgan refused to listen, eventually snapping and saying: "I'm not having this" as he left the set.

He returned to the set almost 20 minutes later, where he slammed Alex for "launching a personal derogatory attack" on someone that he works with.

Morgan began hosting the show alongside Susanna Reid in October 2015 and is well-known for his brash interview style.

His hard questioning of MPs during the Covid pandemic saw ministers avoid the popular morning show.

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