Piers Morgan news – Fans in tears as ex GMB host returns to ITV for emotional Life Stories episode with Coleen Nolan

PIERS Morgan returned to ITV last night for the final episode of this season of Life Stories.

Piers made light of his shock departure from the station on Twitter hours before Loose Women presenter Coleen Nolan appeared on the popular show.

‘Reports of my ITV demise have been greatly exaggerated…. I’m back already,’ he said during a plug for the episode.

Fans were left in tears by the episode, with one taking to Twitter to say "I’m not a big fan of Piers Morgan, but I do like his ‘Life Stories’ series…watching Coleen Nolan’s story and I’m in bits."

Another said "Good to see you back on my telly Piers Morgan. BUT you’re on the wrong time of day."

Not everybody was happy to see Piers back on ITV though, with one wag saying "Piers Morgan Life Stories should be cancelled too. I have just turned over the channel. I can't stomach looking at his face."

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Katie Davis

    PIERS CONFIRMS HE WILL STAY AT ITV FOR LIFE STORIES

    Piers Morgan has confirmed he's filming more Life Stories shows and is 'staying at ITV' after quitting Good Morning Britain.

    The 55-year-old presenter caused chaos when he stormed off the breakfast show and later quit, following his refusal to apologise to Meghan Markle over comments he made about her mental health.

    Many of his 7.8 million Twitter followers were devastated when he left Good Morning Britain and bombarded Piers with requests to stay on the air.

    One contacted him on Twitter last night after his Life Stories episode with Coleen Nolan, and said: "Great show. Don’t leave #LifeStories Piers!"

    The controversial broadcaster replied: "Thanks Andrew – don’t worry, I’m filming some more soon."

  • Katie Davis

    PADDY MCGUINNESS MOCKS PIERS' GMB WALK OFF

    Paddy McGuinness poked fun at Piers Morgan and Patsy Palmer as he appeared on Good Morning Britain today, reassuring the hosts: "I'm going nowhere".

    The comic appeared on Good Morning Britain later than planned due to technical issues, but he was determined to make it on air.

    Speaking to hosts Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins as the interview finally kicked off, the star explained: "I'm in a hotel at the moment, sorry, I'm on my phone."

    Leaning in to read his on-screen caption, Paddy then joked: "Well done on the 'comedy genius Paddy McGuinness' – there's no walking off here with that!"

    While the presenters laughed, he went on: "I'm going nowhere, I'll be here on Monday – this is what you want!"

  • Katie Davis

    CONTINUED

    "He said he would like to go to Amsterdam. So I was saying this on Loose Women and they said, 'why do you think he wants to go to Amsterdam.'"

    She admitted that she wasn’t naïve about why he wanted to go there, saying “it wasn’t to smell the tulips”.

    Shane revealed he never actually went to Amsterdam in the end.

    Piers asked Coleen if Shane had done well in G.C.S.Es, to which she replied that he had done very well. 

    “Good motivation, then,” joked Piers.

  • Katie Davis

    PIERS LEAVES COLEEN NOLAN RED-FACED

    Coleen Nolan was left red-faced as Piers Morgan quizzed her about saying her son, then 15, could go to Amsterdam to sleep with a sex worker.

    The Loose Woman panellist, 56, famously made the comment on Loose Women back in 2005, when she revealed she would pay for Shane Jr to go to Amsterdam if he did well in his GCSEs – and wouldn’t mind if he slept with a prostitute while he was there.

    Piers couldn’t resist asking her about the comment as she appeared on Life Stories this evening – leaving Shane, who was watching in the audience, squirming.

    Coleen tried to make out that it had been reported in the press the wrong way, but son Shane piped up: “No it wasn’t!”

    The 56-year-old then revealed that she didn’t actually say he could sleep with a sex worker but had told him he could go anywhere he wanted.

  • Katie Davis

    PIERS JOKES HE SHOULD GO INTO 'IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN'

    Piers Morgan has joked that he needs to go into “immediate lockdown” as his popularity skyrockets following his Good Morning Britain exit. 

    The controversial broadcaster sensationally quit GMB last week after six years following comments about Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Piers shared a screenshot of his Google Trends results to Twitter, which showed that in March 2020 interest in him on the internet was fairly standard, however, fast forward to March 2021 and he is at an all time high. 

    The 55-year-old cheekily wrote next to the photo: “My ⁦@GoogleTrends graph suggests I need to go into immediate lockdown.”

  • Katie Davis

    JUDGE RINDER TOP CHOICE TO REPLACE PIERS

    Judge Rinder has said that he’ll be tougher on politicians than Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain – if he gets the job.

    Susanna Reid’s pal Rob Rinder is now top choice to replace Piers as ITV bosses want to keep the chemistry she enjoyed with her controversial ex-anchor, who stormed off the show last week.

    “I think that Piers has been on that show for a few years, I think the politicians and people that whinge about the world that come on that programme to be cross-examined will consider Piers Morgan to be a birthday present,” Rob told The Sun.

    “If I was on it, that’s all I’m saying, no other comment.”

  • Katie Davis

    ALEX RETURNS TO GMB 10 DAYS AFTER ROW WITH PIERS

    Alex Beresford finally returned to Good Morning Britain today – 10 days after his fiery on-air clash with Piers Morgan.

    The 40-year-old star was back presenting the weather for the ITV breakfast programme at 6am, with Sean Fletcher presenting the main show until 6.30am when Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins took over.

    Kate told Alex that it was "lovely" to have him back, with Alex going about his job as usual – not mentioning the dramatic run-in with his former co-star, which saw 55-year-old Piers quit just hours later.

    He was praised around the globe for confronting the TV presenter for comments he'd made about Meghan Markle the previous day, becoming an overnight sensation in the US.

    Piers sensationally stormed off set as Alex criticised his coverage of Meghan and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview.

  • Alex Winter

    'ONLY 57K COMPLAINTS?'

    Piers Morgan brushed off the 57,121 Ofcom complaints sparked by his comments about Meghan Markle.

    The 55-year-old star said on Good Morning Britain he "didn't believe a word" of the Duchess's bombshell interview.

    And earlier this week, he retweeted The Sun's story that he'd racked up a record-breaking number of Ofcom complaints.

    He wrote: "Only 57,000? I’ve had more people than that come up & congratulate me in the street for what I said.

    "The vast majority of Britons are right behind me."

  • Alex Winter

    'I THOUGHT SAVILE WAS A DIRTY OLD MAN'

    More on that last blog post now.

    After watching clips of herself on Top Of The Pops with host Savile, she said: "You know when it came out about Jimmy Savile I wasn't in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel."

    Nolan, who performed with her sisters as part of Irish girl group The Nolans, added: "He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he'd look after me."

    She told Morgan that Savile, who died aged 84, knew she was 14 at the time.

    Nolan said: "Well at the time I just thought, 'You dirty old man'. As if I'm going to go up there, I wouldn't do it anyway. I've got four sisters on the stage that would have beaten the crap out of him."

  • Alex Winter

    COLEEN WAS TARGETED BY PAEDOPHILE SAVILE

    Coleen Nolan said paedophile TV presenter Jimmy Savile asked her back to his hotel room following an appearance on Top Of The Pops when she was 14.

    Loose Woman star Nolan, 56, said she was not surprised when it emerged Savile was a prolific sex offender.

    During an appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, the singer said at the time she thought of Savile, who was only exposed after his death in 2011, as a "dirty old man".

    More on this next.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN HITS OUT AT SHERYL UNDERWOOD FOR CALLING HIM RACIST

    PIERS Morgan has slammed Sheryl Underwood for calling him a "racist" after he dismissed Meghan Markle's Oprah interview.

    The former Good Morning Britain host bashed Sheryl after she said she "slept well" because she "didn't do anything to anybody."

    Responding to an interview where Sheryl claimed she "didn’t do anything to anybody" Piers said: "You did, actually, Ms Underwood.

    "You called me a racist for disbelieving Meghan Markle – without producing a shred of evidence that I've ever said or written anything racist about her."

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS PAYS RESPECTS TO THE NOLAN SISTERS AFTER HEART WRENCHING 'LIFE STORIES' EPISODE WITH COLEEN

    In response to a fan who said they were in "floods of tears", Piers paid tribute the trio of sisters – and the "tragedy" they'd "endured".

    He tweeted: "I was a teenager when the Nolan sisters hit the big time & everyone loved them.

    "So sad to see how much tragedy they've endured."

  • Joseph Gamp

    GMB LOSES 500,000 VIEWERS AFTER PIERS’ DEPARTURE

    Good Morning Britain has reportedly lost half a million viewers since Piers Morgan quit.

    The show beat BBC Breakfast for the first time with 1.89million tuning in.

    But after he quit the ratings plummeted to 1.7m, before falling again to 1.4m.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: COLEEN NOLAN OPENS UP ABOUT FAMILY'S CANCER BATTLES ON PIERS MORGAN'S LIFE STORIES

    Coleen Nolan opens up about family’s cancer battles on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS SLAMS GAYLE KING FOR ‘ACTING AS MEGHAN AND HARRY’S PR MOUTHPIECE’

    Piers Morgan has blasted Gayle King for “acting” as Meghan and Harry’s “PR mouthpiece” – and said she should ask the couple about the “lies” they told Oprah. 

    The former GMB presenter, 55, took aim at the broadcaster after she criticised the Royal family earlier this week.

    During the Oprah interview, Meghan claimed an unnamed royal had raised “concerns” about the skin colour of her and Harry’s children and alleged the Palace had denied her mental health support.  

    Speaking after the bombshell chat, Gayle King backed Meghan and said the Royal Family “has to acknowledge” its issue with race.

    She added: “Right now, no one has acknowledged, Houston we have a problem here.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN LOSES ANOTHER 100,000 VIEWERS AS RATINGS DROP 40% SINCE PIERS MORGAN QUIT

    GOOD Morning Britain has lost another 100,000 viewers and ratings have almost halved since Piers Morgan quit.

    His exit has caused a ratings crisis for the ITV show – which saw its biggest-ever viewing figures the day after he left as people tuned in to watch presenter Susanna Reid explain his absence.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: HOW DO AMERICANS KNOW PIERS MORGAN?

    Piers is well known in the US from his time as a judge on Americans’ Got Talent and his CNN show, which he fronted for three years before it was cancelled.

    He then returned to the UK and was persuaded by his agent to take a job on Good Morning Britain.

    Meanwhile, last week, Piers quit GMB after refusing to apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle.

    It came after 41,000 Ofcom complaints were received over his comments and a furious on-air row with GMB co-star Alex Beresford.

    The 40-year-old had accused Piers of “trashing” Meghan Markle after he said he didn’t believe the she had suffered suicidal thoughts while a royal.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS JOINING COLEEN NOLAN ON ITV TONIGHT AT 9PM

    Just a week after his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan will appear on ITV’s Life Stories, with Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan.

    The show will see Piers take a look back at Coleen’s career, while she is expected to open up in a “raw and emotional” interview,

    Piers Morgan’s Life Stories with Coleen Nolan will air at 9pm on Thursday 18th March on ITV.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE TOLD PIERS MORGAN ‘I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT’

    In 2015, Meghan Markle reportedly told Piers Morgan: “As a kid, I wanted to be either the president or a news broadcaster like you”.

    Former editor of The Times, Sir Simon Jenkins has said: “Her friends and associates affirm that she is a political animal. Such is her fame, she could perfectly well follow a route taken by a certain Ronald Reagan.”

    But the Mail of Sunday reports that Meghan’s involvement in politics could be problematic.

    It is likely she would have to renounce her Royal title if she wanted to hold public office as it would because it cross the US oath of allegiance.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN SPOTTED IN WEST LONDON AS MEGHAN RANT BECOMES MOST COMPLAINED TV MOMENT IN HISTORT

    Piers Morgan has been spotted for the first time since his Meghan Markle rant on Good Morning Britain became Ofcom’s most complained about moment ever.

    The former GMB host stepped out near his home in west London after his rant about the Duchess of Sussex and his ensuing row with weatherman Alex Beresford saw Ofcom receive 57,121 complaints in total.

    Despite the furore over his departure, Piers looked nonplussed as he popped out for groceries – including a crusty baguette.

  • Hana Carter

    ‘STRESSED’ PIERS GOT ‘FIXATED ON MEGHAN MARKLE’

    Trisha Goddard has claimed Piers Morgan is suffering from “stress” and got “fixated” on Meghan Markle.

    Reacting to the bombshell news that he’s left ITV, Trisha – who appeared on his Life Stories show this month and locked horns with Piers in a row over racism last week – suggested the 55-year-old TV host is in “pain”.

    “I’m not going to gloat about Piers deciding to go,” she told Sky News. 

    “I don’t know how he feels I’m not even going to put myself in his head. I wonder if Piers isn’t going through a tough time or has been.

    “I know he is prone to banging on about something but I always worry when someone gets so fixated on something. I’m not talking mental illness. I’m talking about stress. You don’t know what’s going on at home for anybody.”

  • Hana Carter

    GMB HAS LOST NEARLY 40 PER CENT OF AUDIENCE

    Good Morning Britain has lost another 100,000 viewers and ratings have almost halved since Piers Morgan quit.

    His exit has caused a ratings crisis for the ITV show – which saw its biggest-ever viewing figures the day after he left as people tuned in to watch presenter Susanna Reid explain his absence.

    Since then the Beeb has seen its breakfast figures soar as ITV's rival show spirals into a ratings slump.

    The show has now lost nearly 40 per cent of its audience since Piers quit nine days ago.

  • Hana Carter

    SHOW LOSES 500,000 VIEWERS AFTER PIERS’ DEPARTURE

    Good Morning Britain has reportedly lost half a million viewers since Piers Morgan quit.

    The show beat BBC Breakfast for the first time with 1.89million tuning in.

    But after he quit the ratings plummeted to 1.7m, before falling again to 1.4m.

  • Hana Carter

    PIERS BRAGS HE SHOULD ' GO INTO LOCKDOWN' OVER POPULARITY SURGE

    On Twitter the presenter shared a picture of his Google Trends graph and added the caption: "My GoogleTrends graph suggests I need to go into immediate lockdown."

  • Hana Carter

    PIERS SLAMS GAYLE KING FOR ‘ACTING AS MEGHAN AND HARRY’S PR MOUTHPIECE’

    Piers Morgan has blasted Gayle King for “acting” as Meghan and Harry’s “PR mouthpiece” – and said she should ask the couple about the “lies” they told Oprah. 

    The former GMB presenter, 55, took aim at the broadcaster after she criticised the Royal family earlier this week.

    During the Oprah interview, Meghan claimed an unnamed royal had raised “concerns” about the skin colour of her and Harry’s children and alleged the Palace had denied her mental health support.  

    Speaking after the bombshell chat, Gayle King backed Meghan and said the Royal Family “has to acknowledge” its issue with race.

    She added: “Right now, no one has acknowledged, Houston we have a problem here.”

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