Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has hit out at shamed actor Johnny Depp after the Hollywood heavyweight was found to have hit Amber Heard 12 times during their relationship by the UK's High Court.

Johnny, 57, lost his high stakes libel case against the publishers of The Sun and the paper's Executive Editor for branding him a 'wife beater'.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has confirmed he plans to appeal the decision.

Speaking frankly of the case on Tuesday's edition of Good Morning Britain, Piers said: "It was a mess – horrible libel action.

"I think they both came out damaged with appalling stuff coming out on both sides.

"It raises the question is he employable going forward?"

Piers has hit out at Johnny Depp

A stone-faced Susanna added: "What came out of it was horrific.

"He hit her with the back of her head... kicked her in the back on a private flight.

"Slapped her and grabbed her by the hair in another occasion.

"I mean, this could destroy him."

Piers hit out: "He has become a rather pathetic parody of Johnny Depp.

"It is like he was falling ever deeper into this drink and drugs and rock excess."

"It was like this guy was living on a different planet."

Johnny Depp was found to have hit Amber Heard 12 times

Keen to balance out his comments, Piers added: "People I know who know him paint a much more sympathetic picture and say he was in a very abusive relationship.

"His whole career is now hanging in the balance and might be over."

In a statement released shortly after the High Court decision was made public, Depp's lawyer said: "This decision is as perverse as it is bewildering.

"Most troubling is the judge's reliance on the testimony of Amber Heard, and corresponding disregard of the mountain of counter-evidence from police officers, medical practitioners, her own former assistant, other unchallenged witnesses and an array of documentary evidence which completely undermined the allegations, point by point."

"The judgement is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr Depp not to appeal this decision."

Meanwhile, US counsel for Amber Heard Elaine Charlson Bredehoft said in a statement: "For those of us present for the London High Court trial, this decision and Judgment are not a surprise.

"Very soon, we will be presenting even more voluminous evidence in the U.S. We are committed to obtaining Justice for Amber Heard in the U.S. Court and defending Ms. Heard's Right to Free Speech."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 9am