Columnist and presenter Piers Morgan has said he was being censored before he famously stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain during a live broadcast last year.

56-year-old Morgan exited the ITV morning show after a six-year stint in March 2021 during a row about Meghan Markle and he has now described his departure as a "bruising" experience.

He spectacularly quit GMB after he cast doubt on Markle's claims that she had experienced suicidal thoughts during her time as a member of the British Royal Family.

The UK’s broadcasting watchdog, Ofcom, later said they had received a record number 50,000 complaints about the incident, including one from the Duchess herself.

However, six months later, Ofcom ruled that the broadcast was not in breach of their code.

Morgan has since secured new jobs as a presenter on an upcoming talkTV show and as a columnist for The Sun and New York Post.

He is to join Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Fox News Media in a deal which will see him host a new global TV show.

Speaking to The Sun in an interview ahead of the publication of his first column, he said, "The column is called Uncensored because it does what it says on the tin,"

"Effectively I was censored at my previous job and told to apologise to Meghan Markle for an honestly held opinion, which obviously I wasn’t going to do."

Morgan used the interview to take fresh pot shots at the Duchess of Sussex and added, "It was a pretty bruising experience on Good Morning Britain but I’m now working somewhere where I’m free to express my opinions."