Piers Morgan makes savage dig at ITV as GMB ratings plummet after his exit

Piers Morgan has taken a savage swipe at ITV and even hinted he could be making an explosive return to Good Morning Britain, after the broadcaster's breakfast show was hit by a wave of record low ratings.

This comes as ratings for GMB, Piers's former show, have now plummeted to a record low, with just 450,000 viewers tuning in for Tuesday's episode (June 1).

Reacting to a report on social media, 56-year-old Piers took to Twitter to hint at an epic return to his former show to his 7.99million followers.

He tweeted: "Jeez. Should I set my alarm for 4.45am again?" in a comment which has since received more than 3,000 likes, as of time of publication.

Piers also promoted his latest column on Thursday – in which he wrote about what he believes is a growing possibility Donald Trump was right about where Covid-19 began.

Viewership for the ITV breakfast show has been in steady decline since Piers left back in March over his Meghan Markle comments and on-screen row with co-star Alex Beresford – after peaking at 1.9million viewers days before he sensationally quit.

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It also follows claims by Piers himself that ITV bosses have been asking him to come back to the show after reaching out to the bold journalist.

When Tuesday's episode of GMB aired – hosted by Adil Ray and Susanna Reid – only 450,000 viewers tuned into the programme – which is the lowest figure in the show's seven year history.

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These views are in stark contrast to the whopping peak of 1.9million viewers tuning in to watch Piers and the panel react to Meghan and Prince Harry's controversial Oprah interview – views which averaged out at 1,151,400.

And when Piers furiously stormed off the set of his show on March 9 during his clash with Alex Beresford over Meghan's mental health comments, an average of 1.29million people were watching in the UK.

Piers had ruffled feathers that week by saying he "didn't believe a word she [Meghan] says" following her claims of suicidal thoughts.

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The following day, March 10, ITV announced Piers was leaving the 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."

The first show after Piers leaving saw ratings take a dip with an average of 1.24million people watching Susanna and stand-in host Ben Shephard.

By the end of the week, GMB's ratings slumped to just 850,000 viewers and by Monday, March 15 – average viewers were down by 255,700 compared to the previous Monday.

Piers also told The Sun he reckons he could "take the ratings back to where he left them".

Earlier this week, ITV viewers may have spotted Piers making a surprise return to GMB when a snippet of his Life Stories special with Labour leader Keir Starmer featured on the show

GMB airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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