Published: 19:29, 09 March 2021
| Updated: 21:00, 09 March 2021
Piers Morgan has been at the forefront of social media over the past few days, but it isn't the first time he's made headlines in Kent.
It was announced this evening the controversial co-host of ITV's flagship morning news programme, Good Morning Britain, will be stepping down from his role following comments he made about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Even though this may be the headline that sticks out in his rollercoaster of a career, Morgan has brought controversy to Kent on a number of occasions.
In April last year, he accused care minister and Faversham MP of laughing during a Good Morning Britain interview about the coronavirus death toll in care homes.
In 2016, the straight-talking journalist escaped censure over comments he made to a former Christian magistrate who was sacked over his view on gay adoption.
In an interview with Richard Page, of Grigg Lane, Headcorn, Morgan branded him a homophobe and said he could see why at the time, Lord Chancellor Michael Gove, had sacked him.
Mr Page was initially disciplined for telling fellow magistrates he did not believe same sex parents were the best option for a child. The comments were made behind closed doors during an adoption case.
It hasn't all been negative news, as in May 2019, Morgan stayed true to his word and donated £1,000 to Lukas Bates' fundraiser page after his iconic Big Ben costume for the London Marathon went missing.
Mr Bates, from Maidstone, told KentOnline he never wanted to keep the costume, as it would never have got inside his home in Perryfield Street.
Morgan said: "Imagine finding the simple task of wearing a mask to help save lives so intolerable. Then imagine BOASTING about it? Just pathetic."
Earlier this evening, it was announced he would be leaving Good Morning Britain.
The presenter made dismissive remarks about Meghan’s claims to have had issues with her mental health.
Watch KMTV's report on councillors calling on the Royal Family to address allegations of racism after the interview
After a clip aired of Meghan discussing her issues with mental health and suicidal thoughts and royal official's knowledge of them on the GMB show, Morgan said during the programme: "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she says.
"I wouldn't believe her if she read me a weather report."
The presenter stormed off the set of the programme on Tuesday following a heated discussion with his colleague, Alex Beresford, about the tell-all interview.