Piers Morgan GMB exit

Piers Morgan GMB exit: Star makes final ratings dig at BBC Breakfast

The presenter finally beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings

Piers Morgan has taken one final swipe at BBC Breakfast following his exit from GMB.

It comes days after the 55-year-old presenter confirmed he was stepping down from the ITV programme.

Paying tribute to his former team on Twitter today (March 11), Piers also delivered one last blow to rivals BBC Breakfast.

Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at BBC Breakfast after quitting GMB (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Piers Morgan GMB exit: What did the host say?

Viewing figures for Piers’ final appearance on GMB reveal that it beat BBC Breakfast with an audience share of 35.3%.

Meanwhile, BBC Breakfast had 33.4%.

Clearly a little smug, he wrote: “I had one goal when I joined GMB – beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings. On my last day, we did it.

I had one goal when I joined GMB – beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings

“That was down to the hard work and dedication of the whole team.

“They don’t all agree with me, some don’t even like me, but we were a team… and we won.”

He added: “Thanks guys. I’ll miss you.”

Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast
GMB beat BBC Breakfast with an audience share of 35.3% (Credit: BBC)

Piers Morgan vs BBC Breakfast

Furthermore, it comes after rival Dan Walker took a swipe at Piers earlier this week.

Following the star’s departure, the BBC host responded to the news on Twitter.

Dan tweeted: “Sorry to hear the news about your departure from GMB @piersmorgan.

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“If you’d like to come on the UK’s number 1 breakfast show to talk about it… we could make some space for you in the morning.”

However, his followers were divided over the tweet as some people called it “rude” and “uncalled for”.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday (March 10), Dan appeared to make another dig at Piers on Twitter.

He told his followers: “To all the shouty, sweary people telling me I’m nothing like you know who… thank you.

“If you want a programme happy to exploit issues like mental health to create controversy, division & clicks I’m delighted to say… you’re in the wrong place.”

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The TV rivals have been at loggerheads for years.

As well as taking a swipe at BBC Breakfast and its position in the ratings, Piers previously branded Dan a “poodle” in one of their many Twitter spats.

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