Piers Morgan's wife begs TV bosses to give her husband a job

Piers Morgan's wife has begged for someone to give him a job.
Piers Morgan's wife has begged for someone to give him a job. Photo credit: Celia Walden Instagram

The wife of Piers Morgan has implored a broadcaster to give her husband a job to "get him out of the house" - almost three months after the controversial British TV host quit his role with Good Morning Britain.

Celia Walden, who has been married to Morgan for 11 years, told The Sun she is desperate for her husband to get back to work. 

"This is the only reason I am sad about him leaving GMB [Good Morning Britain] - well, that and the fact I wake up and there he is, staring back at me morning after morning," she told The Sun.

"But really, he used to come back and by 9am was absolutely flattened, lying there on the sofa, catatonic, not bothering anyone.

"Unfortunately he's got all his energy back now. Please, someone, just give him a job."

Morgan quit his lucrative role at Good Morning Britain in March after comments he made about Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked widespread backlash. 

Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" the pregnant Duchess had said during the candid interview.

The Duchess revealed to Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts as a working royal, but was refused help by senior Buckingham Palace officials - a claim Morgan questioned.

"Who did you go to?" he said. "What did they say to you? I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn't believe it if she read me a weather report.

"The fact that she's fired up this onslaught against our Royal Family, I think is contemptible."

The following day he doubled down on his comments, causing a flood of complaints to be sent to television network ITV, who broadcasts the show.  

After a heated on-air exchange with a fellow presenter, who called Morgan out on his behaviour, the 56-year-old stormed off the set and didn't return.  

In a statement, ITV said "Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain".

"ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

Walden, who first met Morgan when he interviewed her for a story in men's magazine GQ, admitted to The Sun that being married to the controversial media figure can be challenging.  

“Being married to Piers is ­basically one very long eye roll. But what people don’t realise about Piers is that he's usually very quiet at home because he's exhausted himself on whatever interview he's been doing."

She told The Sun that Morgan pursued her relentlessly, despite her telling him he didn't tick any of her boxes romantically.  

Good Morning Britain's ratings plummeted by more than three quarters following broadcaster Morgan's walk out.

The ITV breakfast show hit a record high 1.9 million viewers the day before Morgan quit in March, but plunged to a low of just 451,000 viewers the following week, according to multiple UK reports.