Piers Morgan wanted to headbutt Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle row before storming off

GMB: Piers Morgan walks off after clash with Alex Beresford

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Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 56, has said he stormed off the set of the ITV show earlier this year to stop himself from headbutting his co-star Alex Beresford, 40. The star, who has now landed a new job on talkTV after quitting GMB, clashed with weather presenter Alex over his views on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The pair vehemently disagreed over the Duchess of Sussex’s comments in the chat, as Piers argued he didn’t believe her claims about life in the Royal Family.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other publications this week at an awards ceremony, Piers said: “I shouldn’t have walked off when I did… because the deputy stand-in weather guy says something annoying.

“It was either that or give him a Glasgow kiss. 

“I decided that wouldn’t go down very well,” he added.

Piers went on to admit that he hasn’t spoken to his former colleague Alex since their on-air spat because “he was annoying enough when I worked with him – why would I bother now?”

The presenter also declared he doesn’t often watch the ITV show he used to co-host with Susanna Reid following his exit.

He added: “I want them to be successful. I put my heart and soul into it for five years. 

“Obviously it’s different with­­­­­out me – they have to try to struggle by some­how.”


During a tell-all interview with Oprah, which aired back in March, Meghan claimed that her mental health had suffered as a result of becoming a senior member of the Royal Family.

Addressing the claims on GMB, Piers was criticised by viewers when he said: “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle.(sic)

“I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report,” before storming off the set.

Hours later, ITV released a statement confirming the presenter’s departure from the show after six years of fronting it alongside Susanna.

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Following Piers’ comments, Ofcom received a record-breaking 58,000 complaints.

However, the regulator has since ruled that the former newspaper editor had not breached their code of conduct with his comments about the Duchess of Sussex.

Yesterday, Piers announced his new TV role on Twitter, confirming he will be joining News Corp and Fox News Media in a global deal.

The presenter will be hosting a weeknight show on the newly announced talkTV in 2022.

Alongside hosting his own show, he will also be joining The Sun newspaper and New York Post as a columnist.

In a tweet, Piers said: “BREAKING: I’ve gone home.

“Great to be rejoining Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation after 28years.

“The place I started my media career, with the boss who gave me my first break.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun…”

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