Presenter Piers Morgan has said he is in "temporary hibernation" following his departure from Good Morning Britain over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Press Association reports that Morgan spoke to reporters outside his London home on Wednesday, describing his departure from Good Morning Britain as "amicable".
"I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree," he said.
"I'm just going to take it easy and see how we go."
"I believe in freedom of speech," he continued. "I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that's entirely their right.
On Monday, I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
"If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."
As for the future, Morgan said: "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge.
"I would call it a 'temporary hibernation'."
Morgan said he is "always in talks with people".
When asked what he would say to his former Good Morning Britain colleague Alex Beresford after their on-air row on Tuesday, Morgan replied: "Good luck to him."