Piers Morgan reignites GMB feud with Alex Beresford as he takes another swipe at 'deputy, stand in weather person'

PIERS Morgan reignited his bitter feud with former Good Morning Britain co-star Alex Beresford on his return to breakfast television.

The fiery journalist appeared on Australia's Today programme overnight and branded Alex a "deputy, stand in weather person".

He shed more light on the pair's heated on-air clash earlier this year during which he stormed off set after becoming angered by Alex's "personal" criticism following Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

"Most people think I never came back," said Piers. "I actually did come back a few minutes later and we had an interesting conversation."

Speaking to host Karl Stefanovic, he continued: "I don't know if you have a deputy weather person… if you had a deputy stand in weather person suddenly letting you have it in a personal way, I suspect you wouldn't like it either.

"I thought 'you know what, I will say something I will regret'.

"I don't mind guests piling into me that's fair game but not friendly fire from your own team. I wasn't having that."

GMB's ratings have plummeted since Piers left the show in March, ironically with figures then at an all-time high.

In the months since, 1.2million have switched off and the ITV show recorded a low of just 450,000 viewers last week.

Piers said of the decrease: "I don't take any pleasure in that."

"There's been five years building up those ratings, ironically on the last day we beat the BBC which has always been my mission.

"In a way I scaled the mountain but they are certainly flying very fast down the other side."

Bosses have been toying with the presenting line-up ever since Piers's departure, with Alastair Campbell, Richard Madeley and Adil Ray all partnering with Susanna.

But there remains a clamour for Piers' return amid the uncertainty.

Looking to the future, Piers coyly said: "Who knows what may happen? The world is a strange thing, isn't it?"

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