Jeremy Vine sparks Ofcom complaints after heated remarks about Piers Morgan

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The Jeremy Vine show on Channel 5 has been hit with 53 Ofcom complaints.

They were sent in about the show that aired September 2nd, in the wake of the Ofcom verdict over Piers Morgan and his comments about Meghan Markle on GMB.

The former breakfast TV presenter was cleared by Ofcom, who ruled he did not breaching any of the broadcasting code when he questioned the truth of her comments made to Oprah Winfrey.

Guests on the show included activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.

She was unhappy about the verdict, saying Piers "used his own platform on the Good Morning Britain stage to aggravate racism, sexism, misogyny against her [Meghan Markle]."

“I was in that debate with Piers Morgan on that day, and the bottom line is this Ofcom ruling totally whitewashes what has happened,” Dr Shola argued.

"Listen to me, when I say Piers Morgan was objectively irresponsible as a broadcaster, I mean what I say.

“He was objectively offensive on race and mental health, especially in the way he was so dismissive of what he said in terms of her own experience.

“And, he was deeply personal. Piers Morgan continually uses his platform, what he did that say was use his platform, a national platform, the ITV studios, as his own personal living room to just rant out.”

A fiery row also erupted between TalkRadio host James Max and Dr Shola.

James Max began: “If for example, she got back in touch with him and said ‘Look, I'm really sorry. I can't talk to you, I can't talk to any journalists’.

“ ‘When we meet in public again, I’d be sure to go through my people’.”

Dr Shola disagreed: “I am sorry, this is nonsense. No woman owes any man any response.”

The argument continued as James insisted: "It’s got nothing to do with a man or a woman.”

Dr Shola replied: “Yes, it does.”

Mr Max wasn't having it: “What a load of rubbish”.

Dr Shola further criticised Morgan's behaviour, adding: "He texted her, she did not text him back, end of story. They don't have to be friends.”

She continued about Piers: “But what he has done is the equivalent of stalking, and this society is rewarding him for his bad behaviour.”

Following the airing of the show, Piers himself tweeted: "Poor old Dr Shola, the most abusive, offensive & obsessive Piers-basher in Britain – my victory is eating her alive."

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