The UK's communications regulator Ofcom has stated that Morgan although they understood the public outrage towards the 'Good Morning Britain' presenter, they "took full account of freedom of expression".

Piers Morgan has been cleared by Ofcom over the comments he made regarding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's television interview with Oprah in March of this year.

The day after the interview was televised, 'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan stated on the show that he "didn't believe a word" of Markle's comments about the state of her mental health while in the UK, adding "I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report".

Following his bluntness, Morgan stepped down from his presenting gig; he walked off set after an altercation with his on-screen colleague Alex Beresford. Viewers who were tuned into his outburst sent a record of nearly 58,000 complaints to the communications regulator, and it's believed that Markle also lodged complaints against the former TV host.

Today, it has been ruled that Ofcom has sided with Piers Morgan over his Meghan Markle comments, because of his ability to have free speech.

An Ofcom spokesperson 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."

Following the ruling, Morgan tweeted that he is "delighted" with a "resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios". He also asked if ITV would give him his job back on 'GMB'.