Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has now cleared Morgan over the comments – sparking speculation that he may get his job back.
When the ruling was announced, Morgan did tweet “Do I get my job back?”, but according to reports he has since told the Daily Mail he just did that “to prove a point”.
Today we’ve concluded our investigation into Piers Morgan’s comments on Good Morning Britain in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Read our decision and the reasons for it here (pdf) ➡️ https://t.co/bzU8cZ4Saz pic.twitter.com/cc8x7ct7av
— Ofcom (@Ofcom) September 1, 2021
"I wouldn’t go back, not without a public apology and I’m not going to get one,” he has been quoted as saying.
“I’ve got much bigger things coming up. The future is exciting.
"The next project is global, it’s big.”
Morgan did not give more detail but said that people would hear about it within the next few weeks.
I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue. This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios.
Do I get my job back? pic.twitter.com/czhzeejYpa
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among those to lodge a formal complaint.
Ofcom has now ruled that the presenter was "entitled to say he disbelieved" the royal couple and that "the restriction of such views would be an unwarranted and chilling restriction of freedom of expression".
Watch: Piers Morgan 'delighted' by Ofcom verdict