Lorraine Kelly says Piers Morgan told her ‘I’m gone’ ahead of GMB exit and admits show will be ‘calmer’

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Lorraine Kelly has confessed Good Morning Britain will be "calmer" without Piers Morgan after he quit the show earlier today.

The 61 year old, who recently confused fans as she revealed her real name while posing with her coronavirus vaccine card, appeared on The One Show when she was quizzed about Piers' departure.

Alex Jones and Rylan Clark-Neal couldn't help but ask her about the the 55 year old's exit from the morning show.

Lorraine explained that Piers had emailed her 20 minutes prior to her interview to break the news, telling her: "I'm gone".

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The TV presenter, who recently explained her Laura Whitmore baby blunder after appearing to announce the gender, told Alex, 43, and 32 year old Rylan: "He did actually email me about 20 minutes ago, so that was the first that I’d heard of it.

"No real details, he just said, ‘I’m gone’, he just said he’s away, so yeah, looks like he has, I don’t know any more details than that.

"It’s certainly going to be quieter!"

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Speaking about how the rest of her ITV colleagues have reacted to the shocking news, Lorraine added: "We all wish him well, we all wish him all the best, of course we do. But yeah, like I say, it will be… calmer I think."

ITV confirmed Piers would no longer be part of show in a statement, which read: "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."


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The news comes after more than 41,000 viewers complained to Ofcom following his remarks about the 39 year old Duchess of Sussex.

Speaking on the ITV show, he expressed: "They don't how to spell compassion. They trashed his dad, they trashed his brother, they trashed his sister-in-law.

"They've trashed everything the Queen has worked so hard to maintain, the monarchy, and we're supposed to believe they're compassionate?"

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Co-host Susanna Reid responded: "They felt they were trashed and lied about. She said she was driven to the verge of taking her own life."

The former Britain's Got Talent judge added: "They said that yeah," hinting he doesn't believe her claims.

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