By Becca Longmire.
11 hours ago Alex Beresford has addressed Piers Morgan quitting “Good Morning Britain” after the pair’s heated discussion about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Beresford shared a lengthy message on Twitter Thursday, which began: “There is so much that could be said. Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for.”
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He went on, “Over the last few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship. We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.”
The post included, “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.”
From me pic.twitter.com/n0VPkoKGeK
— Alex Beresford (@alexberesfordTV) March 11, 2021
The “GMB” weather presenter’s comments come after he mentioned Morgan always referencing his former friendship with Meghan before she was said to have cut him off once she started dating Harry.
Beresford insisted on Monday’s episode of the U.K. morning news show, I understand that you dont like Meghan Markle, youve made it so clear a number of times on this program, and I understand youve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and she cut you off. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I dont think she has but yet you continue to trash her saying she was entitled to cut Morgan off if she wanted to.
Morgan consequently walked off the set, saying: OK, Im done with this, sorry, no, cant do this, with Beresford calling Morgans behaviour diabolical.
Beresford then said, Im sorry but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen, 6:30 to seven oclock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch, incredibly hard to watch.
Morgan had been discussing Meghans comments about feeling suicidal on Mondays show: I dont believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldnt believe her if she read me a weather report.
ITV then released a statement Tuesday confirming he’d quit. However, Morgan is standing by his comments, posting Wednesday:
On Monday, I said I didnt believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. Ive had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still dont. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill Im happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. Im off to spend more time with my opinions. pic.twitter.com/bv6zpz4Roe
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 10, 2021
Over 41,000 people complained about Monday’s “GMB”, with Meghan herself reportedly being one of them.
By Becca Longmire.