'Good Morning Britain' star Alex Beresford leaves weather role

Alex Beresford is single after splitting from his wife. (Getty Images)
Alex Beresford has left his West Country role. (Getty Images)

Good Morning Britain star Alex Beresford has apparently stepped down from his regional weather role.

The TV star had been with ITV News West Country for 17 years, which he has juggled with his role on the breakfast show, but has decided it is time to move on.

According to BristolLive, Beresford said that the position had been a “special” part of his career and that he had loved getting to explore the region.

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The 41-year-old will now step into a new position with the ITV national news team.

Beresford was quoted as saying: “It’s been over a decade since I've been working across the region and it's been the most amazing time.

"It's been a special part of my life and I'm going to miss it."

Alex Beresford attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Picture date: Tuesday November 23, 2021.
Alex Beresford has a new role in the pipeline. (PA)

The TV star said that he was "a Bristol boy through and through".

“The West Country is an amazing place to work," he went on.

"I'd never been to Cornwall before I started working at ITV West Country and I got to explore one of the best parts of the world in my opinion."

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Beresford got started as a teleprompter operator back in 2004 but went on to train as a weather presenter the following year.

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The star clashed with Piers Morgan on 'GMB'. (ITV)

The star was in the headlines last year when he and former GMB star Piers Morgan had some strong words amid the Meghan Markle row, with Beresford accusing Morgan of “trashing” the duchess.

Morgan ended up quitting the programme after their clash.

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