Piers Morgan Storms Off ‘Good Morning Britain’ After Being Called Out By Co-Host For Meghan Markle Comments
Morgan previously said, “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle.”
Beresford called him out on Tuesday’s show for his negative comments about Markle.
“I think that we need to all take a step back. And I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle. You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program. And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off,” Beresford said. “She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but you continue to trash her.”
After Beresford said this, Morgan got up and walked off the set, saying “Ok, I’m done with this. Sorry. See you later. Sorry, can’t do this.”
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers’ treatment of them in yesterday’s programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) March 9, 2021
Beresford continued after Morgan left, adding, “This is absolutely diabolical behavior. I’m sorry, but Piers spouts off on a regular basis, and we all have to sit there and listen – 6:30 to 7 o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch.”
Morgan later responded to people on Twitter criticizing him for digging into guests and co-presenters but not being able to take it himself. Morgan said he left to cool down and eventually came back to set.
“I just prefer not to sit there listening to colleagues call me diabolical,” Morgan replied to one commenter.
Beresford later commented on the incident on Twitter. “I wish I had the privilege to sit on the fence,” he said. “In order for me to do that I would have to strip myself of my identity and that’s not something I can do.”
I wish I had the privilege to sit on the fence. In order for me to do that I would have to strip myself of my identity and that’s not something I can do. It’s not any of our places to pick apart claims of racism in order to make us to feel more comfortable. ❤️
— Alex Beresford (@alexberesfordTV) March 9, 2021