GOOD Morning Britain has been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code after airing Piers Morgan’s “potentially harmful and offensive” comments about Meghan Markle.

The ITV show faced complaints after its former presenter went on a rant about the Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Ofcom said the remarks were "potentially harmful and offensive" but ruled Good Morning Britain was not in breach the broadcasting code.

A spokesman for the watchdog 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."

Morgan, who left the show following a row over his comments, said the Ofcom ruling was a "resounding victory".

He tweeted: "I'm delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex's incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue. This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job back?"