Piers Morgan says Sarah Ferguson sent him a supportive text message after his 'Good Morning Britain' exit

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Piers Morgan says Sarah Ferguson sent him a supportive text message after his 'Good Morning Britain' exit
Piers Morgan said Sarah Ferguson, right, reached out to him following his morning show exit.D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra, Gareth Fuller/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
  • Piers Morgan said Sarah Ferguson told him to "get back out there" after his morning show exit.
  • Morgan quit "Good Morning Britain" after he was criticized for his Meghan Markle comments.
  • The former TV host said he didn't believe Markle's comments about her mental health struggles.

Piers Morgan has named Prince Andrew's ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, as one of the royals who contacted him after his "Good Morning Britain" exit in March.

Morgan's resignation came after he stormed off the set following an on-air argument with weather presenter Alex Beresford, who condemned him for continuing "to trash" the Duchess of Sussex.

"Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave 'Good Morning Britain,'" ITV said in a statement on March 9. "ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

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Morgan wrote in his Daily Mail column on April 10: "Not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan 'Pinocchio' Markle to see me leave GMB."

He then added that Sarah, Duchess of York texted him to say: "People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humor."

"Get back out there," she reportedly added.

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This comes after Morgan previously said that several members of the royal family had shown their support following his criticism of Markle.

Speaking to the "Extra" host Billy Bush earlier this month, Morgan said: "I've had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family."

When Bush asked whether Morgan had received support from "upper-level people," he responded: "I'm not going to go into who it was. But what I would say is, gratitude that somebody was standing up."

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Ferguson, who attended Markle and Harry's royal wedding in 2018, previously said that she feels empathy for the duchess.

Ferguson told Vogue in 2019 that she has "been in Meghan's shoes, and I still am."

"There's always a twist of negativity and it just gets so sad and tiring; it's hard and mean. I abhor bullying and I feel desperately sorry for the pain they must be going through because I've been through it," she added.

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The Duchess of Sussex said during her Oprah interview that Ferguson taught her how to curtsy before she met the Queen for the first time.

Morgan was vocal about his disapproval of Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey in the week leading up to his exit from "Good Morning Britain."

In one instance, the former morning host said he didn't believe Markle's claims that Buckingham Palace refused to provide help when she experienced suicidal thoughts as a working royal.

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"Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report," Morgan said.

The UK broadcasting company Ofcom said it had received more than 41,000 complaints over his comments.

Representatives for Sarah Ferguson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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