PIERS Morgan’s infamous walkout has helped Good Morning Britain rank in the top five most tweeted about TV shows of the year.

The Newick-born presenter left GMB in March after storming off set following a clash with co-star Alex Beresford after comments made about the Duchess of Sussex during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

His comments sparked more than 50,000 complaints - the most in watchdog Ofcom’s history.

Ofcom ruled his comments were “potentially harmful and highly offensive” but were thoroughly challenged by his co-host Susanna Reid and ITV News’s royal editor Chris Ship during the programme.

Netflix’s Sex Education was 2021’s most tweeted about TV series, followed by Squid Game, according to the social media site’s annual UK data report.

The Korean drama was watched by 142 million households around the world.

Love Island placed third on the list.

Since Piers’ departure, ITV has not hired a full-time replacement and instead has featured a rotating cast of presenters, including Adil Ray and Richard Madley.

In September, it was announced that Piers would be joining the newly formed talkTV channel by News UK.

He joins News Corp and FOX Media as part of this deal where he will launch a new TV show in early 2022.

He also joined The Sun and New York Post as a columnist, as well as present a series of True Crime documentaries.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was the most tweeted about person of 2021, according to the report.

He was followed by Korean pop stars BTS, former US president Donald Trump and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Mr Trump was permanently suspended from the platform in January of this year.

BTS also topped the list of most tweeted about musicians with second and third places also going to South Korean artists, EXO and Baekhyun respectively.

They were also awarded the title of Apple’s most streamed song with Dynamite, and crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards in November.

The top tweeted hashtag in the UK was #LoveIsland following the ITV reality show’s return to screens after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The winners of the latest series were Millie Court and Liam Reardon.