Piers Morgan's colleague Lorraine Kelly says GMB will be 'quieter' and 'calmer' without the controversial host

PIERS Morgan's colleague Lorraine Kelly says that GMB will be "quieter" and "calmer" without the controversial host, after he quit the show.

It was revealed tonight that the TV presenter, 55, has left the morning show after he received 41,000 complaints over his comments on Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview.

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Speaking on The One Show this evening Lorraine, who has worked with Piers at ITV for several years, said: "To be honest he did email me about 20 minutes ago and that was the first I’d heard about it.

"I thought I was going to see him because I was going to go on GMB to talk about the documentary.

"'No I’m gone’, he said. I don’t know anymore details than that. It’s certainly going to be quieter.

"But you know what we all wish him well. We wish him the best. It’ll be calmer, I think.”

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

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 broadcaster are yet to reveal who will replace Piers in the hotseat tomorrow.

It is likely to be Ben Shephard, who hosts the show every Thursday and Friday.

The Sun has approached ITV for a comment on Piers replacement.

Meanwhile, Piers came under fire after he 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, Piers said he "didn't believe a word" of it.

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

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

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.”

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