British media watchdog Ofcom has opened an investigation over many complaints about Piers Morgan's criticism of Meghan Markle.

In the broadcast of

Good Morning Britain

, the presenter spoke negative about the wife of Prince Harry on Monday morning.

Ofcom subsequently received more than 41,000 complaints.

"Based on our rules, we have opened an investigation into the episode of

Good Morning Britain

," the regulator wrote on Twitter.

Monday morning's show discussed Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and his wife Markle.

Markle said in the conversation that she had suicidal thoughts as a result of the great pressure she experienced.

The presenter questioned these statements, which led to criticism from his colleagues.

Weatherman Alex Beresford accused Morgan of having an obsession with the famous couple.

"We now know that you don't like Meghan Markle, as you have made it clear several times in this program."

Carolyn McCall, the CEO of ITV, said on Tuesday that she would like to talk to Morgan to discuss his future at the channel.

The interview that Prince Harry and Meghan gave has been viewed by 11.3 million people in England.

This is the most watched program of 2021 so far. In the United States, more than 17 million people tuned in to the conversation.

In the Netherlands, the interview can be seen on Net5 on Tuesday evening.

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 program.

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