Piers Morgan [Photo: Courtesy]

ITV have confirmed Piers Morgan has quit Good Morning Britain, amid complaints about his on-air comments about Meghan Markle this week.

The star clashed with GMB co-star Alex Beresford on the show on Tuesday, after his response to Meghan and husband Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired on Monday night.

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ITV confirmed: "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." Piers himself took to Twitter just minutes before the statement was released by ITV, with nothing but an image of a clock.

Piers stormed off the set after being called out by Alex [Photo: Courtesy]

Just hours earlier, it was revealed Ofcom would be investigating complaints made against GMB and the host following Monday's tense episode. ITV were also said to be having talks with the star, who would mark six years on the show this year.

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After the couple's tell-all chat with Winfrey aired in the US on Sunday night, Piers spent much of Monday's GMB ranting about the bombshell allegations. The host told viewers he was 'sickened' by the 'two-hour trashathon' as he accused Harry and Meghan of likening the Royal Family to white supremacists.

His response to Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked complaints [Photo: Reuters]

He also dismissed Meghan's account of her mental health battle, which has led to him coming under fire from mental health charity Mind. Then on Tuesday, barely minutes into the show, Piers stormed off the set after being called out by Alex over his comments the day before. Ofcom revealed they had received over 40,000 complaints from horrified viewers.