Piers Morgan storms off GMB set and says he ‘can’t do this’ after Meghan clash
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Piers Morgan suddenly walked offset on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, leading his co-presenter Susanna Reid to call for an emergency advert break.
Alex Beresford, who previously spoke out against Piers’ treatment of Meghan Markle over Twitter, voiced his concerns about the presenter's language on the show.
Referring to Meghan, the weatherman said: "I understand that you do not like Meghan Markle and you have made it clear so many times – so many times on this programme.
"And I understand you had a personal relationship with Meghan Markle and she cut you off. She is entitled to cut you off if she wants to.
"Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? Now, I do not think she has. But yet you continue to trash her."
Piers, who had been biting his lip up until this point, suddenly climbed out of his seat and stormed out of the studio, refusing to engage in the conversation.
He fumed: "I’m done with this."
"No, no, no, that is pathetic," responded Alex. "Absolutely diabolical behaviour."
Piers kept walking, moving towards the backstage zone of the studio while saying: "Sorry, can’t do this."
After Piers exited the studio, Alex continued to make his point, saying: "Piers spouts off on a regular basis."
The meteorologist added the Monday instalment of Good Morning Britain, which saw Piers berate Meghan and Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey, had been "hard to watch".
Susanna then directed the ITV team to bring the show to a break, as she looked at the camera and said: "I think we need to just all take a break."
Over 10 minutes later, Piers finally returned to the show, finally agreeing to hold a conversation with his co-star Alex about the bombshell Oprah interview.
Trying to bring about a civil conversation on the subject, Susanna said: "Clearly what that interview has done is it has raised a lot of emotion and a lot of tension."
Piers' main gripe was that he felt Alex had got "personal" about his attitude to Meghan, referring to his former friendship with the Duchess of Sussex.
Alex explained his perspective, saying: "I'm not, by no way shape or form, accusing you of being a racist.
"I know where you stand on things. I've got a great amount of respect for you Piers."
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- Good Morning Britain
- Meghan Markle
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