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Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 56, has hit out at “the woke brigade” as USA show The Talk suffers a drop in ratings. The ITV host claims that his friend Sharon Osbourne, 68, was “driven out of the job she loved for defending my right to disbelieve a liar”, following his controversial comments about Meghan Markle.
Sharing the new story for his 7.9 million Twitter followers to see, the ITV presenter tweeted: “Go woke… go broke.”
The Talk’s ratings have reportedly plummeted since Sharon decided to step down from the show.
Despite the CBS talk show returning in April after its month-long hiatus following an internal investigation, the once-favourite has now become the lowest-rated daytime show in the USA.
The ratings report for the week of April 12-16 revealed that The Talk ranked in last place in the Women 18-49 and Women 25-53 demographics.
Following the departure of Sharon in March, the show lost over 1.5 million viewers, down 27 per cent from the previous season.
The Talk ranked last among 13 daytime programmes in all rating categories.
Sharon made the decision to step down from her presenting role on The Talk after she defended Piers’ controversial comments about Meghan, following her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Speaking to the media mogul alongside husband Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex claimed to have experienced suicidal thoughts after she joined the Royal Family.
Addressing Piers’ comments, Bill said: “He was called a racist and lost his job and you were called a racist and lost your job, do I have it right?” Bill asked Sharon.
“You got it right, that’s exactly how it went,” she stated.
“I’ve been called so many things in my life. I am so used to being called names, but a racist is one I will not take.”
Current The Talk presenters include Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Carrie Ann Inaba and Elaine Welteroth.
Followers of the former newspaper editor took to the comments section to weigh in on Piers’ take on the subject.
Referencing Sharon’s departure from The Talk, one wrote: “Genuinely can someone tell me why sharron Osborne has to go, and non of her co- hosts.” (sic)
Another added: “People are losing patience with this holier than thou type of TV show format. Is it entertainment, is it news? No, it’s just garbage…”
While a third compared The Talk’s ratings to that of GMB following Piers’ departure: “Same as @gmb low ratings since you left,” they wrote.