Piers Morgan calls Alex Beresford a ‘stand in weather guy’ and slams him over ‘premeditated’ attack on GMB
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Piers Morgan has taken aim at his former Good Morning Britain colleague Alex Beresford.
Alex, 40, and Piers, 55, clashed on the ITV show on 9 March over his comments about Meghan Markle following her and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
The argument resulted in Piers storming off the ITV set, before quitting his role as Susanna Reid's co-host hours later.
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Alex accused Piers of “trashing” Meghan and Piers has now discussed with Tucker Carlson the events of the day, in his first tell-all interview on US TV on Monday night.
During the chat, TV host Tucker suggested Alex had no journalistic credibility, to which Piers replied: “He is the stand in weather guy, he's not a journalist.
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"Someone I've helped in his career like he has asked me to."
Piers continued: “I specifically asked for him to come in that morning… he wanted to explain to us and the moment he came on air he came with a premeditated attack on me that was quite personal.
"I walked off… I was quite angry in the moment, that I have a personal vendetta against Meghan Markle, which I don't."
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Piers, who also confessed that he regrets walking off the show on air, has confirmed the reason for his GMB exit and said he refused to apologise to Meghan for not believing her claims in the Oprah interview.
He has said that before presenting the show on Tuesday – the day of his spat with Alex – he had "a bad night of broken sleep" which left him "tired and agitated".
Writing in his column for the Mail on Sunday, Piers wrote about the events which led to him leaving GMB. He said: "Oh s**t. This must be more serious than I thought. Mid-afternoon, Kevin Lygo, ITV's Director of Television, who I'd spoken to several times since yesterday, rang to say we were now 'on the cliff edge' and either I apologised, or I would have to leave GMB.
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"And even if I did apologise, that wouldn't be the end of it. The woke brigade would keep coming for me, demanding I apologise for everything else they find offensive – which of course, is absolutely everything."
Alex has revealed that he has quit social media after receiving "racist" comments from the public following his on-air argument with Piers.
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Alex spoke out on the racism he's endured through several social media channels, including Twitter and Facebook, after defending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
"Since then I have been subjected to relentless racism myself on social media," he wrote in The Telegraph.
"I haven't announced it (like the former Arsenal player Thierry Henry did this week when he publicly quit social media, in response to anonymous racist bullying) but I have been forced to step away from Twitter and Facebook myself, because it was getting too much."
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