Good Morning Britain hold 'crisis' meeting over handling of Patsy Palmer interview

GOOD Morning Britain bosses have held a “crisis” meeting over the handling of Patsy Palmer’s interview amid a viewer exodus.

The ex-EastEnder cut short a Zoom chat after seeing herself called an “addict” in text on screen.

Insiders claimed it left chiefs concerned about the ITV show’s dwindling reputation.

The talks came as Piers Morgan, who quit GMB last week after walking off set, was handed a new show to celebrate the success of his Life Stories.

A show source said: “On Thursday, the GMB production team were summoned to a meeting about the handling of Patsy’s chat.

“Her interview was viewed by some as a disaster.

"Some members of the team were made to feel this was a crisis meeting as there were issues that needed addressing quickly.”

Patsy, 48, went off air during Wednesday’s GMB, leaving hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shepherd stunned.

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Next day, the show’s ratings had a peak of 1.1million viewers compared to a peak of 2.2million for Piers’ last show.

ITV bosses signed up Piers, 53, for his new show — Best Life — to keep him at the channel.

A second source said: “His GMB contract might be over, but there’s no sign of his Life Stories one ending anytime soon.”

Piers' shock resignation followed a row sparked when he said he did not believe Meghan Markle's claims about her mental health.

Meghan raised concerns with ITV's CEO after Piers said he didn't believe she had suffered suicidal thoughts.

She made the comments during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, when she admitted she had felt she "didn't want to be alive anymore".

The Duchess of Sussex is said to have been worried Piers' words might affect others struggling with similar issues.

Seniors execs wanted the 55-year-old presenter to say sorry on air but he refused and stepped down from GMB.

In his final episode on the show, Piers stormed off the set after weatherman Alex Beresford called him out over his rant – which received a record number of Ofcom complaints.

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