Piers Morgan said the number of job offers he has received "accelerated" after his comments about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle were found not to have breached the broadcasting code.

His remarks on Good Morning Britain about Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked more than 50,000 complaints, the most in watchdog Ofcom’s history, but the programme was cleared on Wednesday.

Morgan left the show in March after saying he did not believe claims made by Meghan during the interview.

Speaking outside his London home on Wednesday, he said he would make a decision "quite soon" about where his next job will be.

He added: "I have had loads of offers and they have accelerated in the last 10 hours, as you can imagine, and I will take my free speech campaign around the world and all I require is to have an employer who believes in it as passionately as I do."

He said the rise in Good Morning Britain’s ratings during his stint on the programme means he is a "valuable commodity", adding: "I’m considering some very interesting offers right now and I will make a decision quite soon."

Piers Morgan hit out at claims in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey

UK regulator Ofcom said Morgan's comments on Markle's interview with Winfrey were "potentially harmful and offensive" but ruled that breakfast show Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code.

An Ofcom spokesman said: "This was a finely-balanced decision. Mr Morgan's comments were potentially harmful and offensive to viewers, and we recognise the strong public reaction to them. But we also took full account of freedom of expression.

"Under our rules, broadcasters can include controversial opinions as part of legitimate debate in the public interest, and the strong challenge to Mr Morgan from other contributors provided important context for viewers.

"Nonetheless, we've reminded ITV to take greater care around content discussing mental health and suicide in future. ITV might consider the use of timely warnings or signposting of support services to ensure viewers are properly protected."

In her Oprah Winfrey interview, the Duchess of Sussex said she was ignored when raising concerns about her mental health and alleged that racist comments had been made before the birth of her son, Archie.

After a clip aired on Good Morning Britain of the Duchess discussing her issues, Morgan said: "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says."

His comments were criticised by UK mental health charity Mind.

The Good Morning Britain episode during which Morgan made his comments became the most complained about television moment in Ofcom's history with 54,453 complaints.

Source: Press Association

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