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Sharon Osbourne defends Piers Morgan as she ‘stands by’ him amid sudden GMB exit

Sharon Osbourne has rushed to defend Piers Morgan after the presenter quit Good Morning Britain today.

The former X Factor judge, who is married to rock star Ozzy Osbourne, took to her Twitter account to share her support for Piers with her 2.3 million followers.

The star tweeted Piers directly as she tagged him in her tweet and said she "stands" with him.

Sharon tweeted: "[email protected] I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth."

Within an hour the tweet had gained over 10,000 likes and had gathered a mixed reaction from her fans.

One tweeted in response: "I’m sorry but dismissing someone’s suicidal thoughts as a lie is a vile thing to say!"

Another wrote: "His truth is calling a suicidal woman a liar after harassing her in the press for years Sharon. how proud are you to stand in that truth?"

"You are evil. You endorse harassment. Hell awaits you," said another.

"He walked off set because a black man told him he’s too thirsty about Meghan. Get a grip, Sharon," said one.

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However, some also rushed to defend Piers and Sharon.

"AGREE!!!! Freedom of speech! Where’s the petition to get him back!!!!" Tweeted one.

"Everyone soon forgets how piers took on the government a year ago and challenged them around covid. Where would the uk be now if he hadn’t done that?" said another.

One bizarrely argued: "Alex Beresford really laid into Piers. Perhaps he should be the one leaving ?"

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It comes after Ofcom announced this evening that it has received over 41,000 complaints about Piers rant on Monday on GMB.

The Ofcom statement read: "We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules.

"As of 14:00 on Tuesday 9 March, we have received 41,015 complaints about the programme."

An hour later ITV released a statement saying Piers has quite the morning breakfast news show.

The statement 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."

GMB continues tomorrow at 6am on ITV.

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