CELEBRITIES have rallied behind Piers Morgan, after he left his job as a presenter of ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

It follows comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

A statement from ITV said that “following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain."

After a clip aired of Meghan discussing her issues with mental health and suicidal thoughts and royal officials’ knowledge of them, Morgan said during Monday’s programme: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says.

“I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report.”

Morgan added she had sparked an “onslaught” against the royal family.

His comments were widely criticised by mental health charities, and an investigation was launched by Ofcom following more than 41,000 complaints.

Former footballer and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has tweeted a message of support to Piers Morgan after his decision to leave Good Morning Britain.

“Whether it’s a football manager, a television presenter or any profession for that matter, it’s always sad when someone loses their job,” Lineker posted.

“@piersmorgan is excellent at what he does and I’m sure he’ll be back on the telly soon.”

Sharon Osbourne joined the chorus of celebrity voices reacting on social media to Morgan’s departure.

“@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you,” she tweeted.

“People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”

Speaking on BBC’s The One Show, Lorraine Kelly said Morgan had only just emailed her to break the news and said she had “no real details”.

“It’s certainly going to be quieter,” she said.

“We all wish him well. We all wish him absolutely all the best. Like I say, it will be calmer.”

Josie Gibson, who regularly presents segments for This Morning, tweeted: “I know he has dished it out but I genuinely hope @piersmorgan is OK?”

The Apprentice boss Lord Alan Sugar tweeted: “@piersmorgan pushed his luck. I think he might have something else lined up watch this space.”

Former tabloid newspaper editor Morgan, 55, found success both in the UK and the US, and is known for his strident opinions and passionate debates.

Morgan began his career in print journalism.

In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed as the editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch.

Shortly afterwards he jumped ship to the Daily Mirror, which he edited from 1995 to 2004, and left following controversy over whether images purporting to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners were fake.

Morgan then moved into the world of television, appearing as a judge on America’s Got Talent in the US in 2006.

He also won the US celebrity version of The Apprentice in 2008, during which he appeared alongside the future president Donald Trump.

He later landed his own show in the country on CNN, titled Piers Morgan Live.

The programme, which regularly featured lively debates on topics such as gun control, ran from 2011 and 2014.

The following year it was announced that Morgan would be joining Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on ITV, the channel which also broadcasts Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

The show sees Morgan interview celebrity guests including Captain Sir Tom Moore, Gemma Collins and former boxer Chris Eubank.

Good Morning Britain became known for its combative interviews during Morgan’s stint on the presenting team.

In May last year Morgan told The Sunday Times he had probably “taken things a bit too far” with his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex, adding that he would “govern and temper” his comments about her in the future.