Viewers were unhappy with Thomas Markle sounding off about his daughter Meghan on Good Morning Britain and Ofcom has received a number of complaints about the interview
Good Morning Britain has been hit with a number of Ofcom complaints following an appearance by Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas.
The broadcasting watchdog received 55 complaints after viewers were unhappy with the Thomas Markle interview, in which he sounded off about his estranged daughter once again.
The Duchess of Sussex has been the subject of a number of cutting remarks from her father and he also tore into Prince Harry’s new tell-all book, which he branded “shameful”.
During the attack on the Sussexes during his appearance on the ITV breakfast new show, Thomas claims he was being “ghosted” by Meghan and has vowed to continue to publicly attack his daughter until she begins speaking to him again.
On GMB, Thomas said: “I think Harry has abandoned the Queen, the royal family, the British people and the Army. He’s abandoned them all.
“I’ve made it quite clear until I hear from her until she does speak to me that I’ll continue to do this.
“I will do a show for at least a month if I can get it through and eventually sooner or later she should start talking to me – this is way too childish. This is kind of silly. It’s time to talk with each other. We’re family.”
Thomas shared his fears that he would be branded a “stalker” for trying to get in touch with Meghan and he sent a message to his grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet, saying: “My message for the kids is that they have two loving families and their great-grandmother is the Queen of England and that’s important for them to know.
“It’s important for them to know that they have two families and eventually they’re going to grow up and they’re going to want to know more about them.”
It was when Thomas said that he had considered taking legal action against Meghan so that he could see his grandchildren, that viewers felt that this was too much.
Taking to social media at the time, one enraged viewer wrote: “There’s something quite tone deaf about Thomas Markle. Surely you’d know that your daughter has cut you off because you keep bashing her to the press? How can you be that unaware?”
While another fumed: “I have made a complaint and will be complaining directly to @ITV @GMB also. Thomas Markle needs to stop being invited on British telly to BULLY his daughter who does not live here.”
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