Jeremy Kyle challenged on air for aggressive Meghan Markle comment

The TV host was challenged on air after he suggested the Duchess of Sussex should be 'thrown down a well'.

Watch: Jeremy Kyle said Meghan Markle should be "thrown down a well" on his TV show

Jeremy Kyle has been challenged on air after he suggested Meghan Markle should be "thrown down a well".

The 57-year-old talk show host — whose series The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled by ITV in May 2019 — is currently co-presenting The Talk on TalkTV and was discussing Prince Harry and his wife with royal commentators Kinsey Schofield and Emily Andrews.

Andrews suggested the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could make better use of their time doing charity work in South Africa, than making public complaints about the way they have been treated.

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She said: "If you really want to perform a service for charity, go to Lesotho, it is safe there.

"Go and build wells, build a school and go and teach English..."

Kyle interrupted: "Throw her down one."

Andrews responded: "No, no! Do not do that Jeremy Kyle."

Jeremy Kyle was challenged on air for Meghan Markle comment. (Talk TV)
Jeremy Kyle was challenged on air by Emily Andrews for his Meghan Markle comment. (Talk TV)

Earlier in the discussion Schofield suggest Prince Harry and Markle had exposed themselves to criticism by giving so many interviews and public statements.

She said: "People are done with the whingefest, they are done with the crying. The way these people use victimhood as currency, I think culturally we are tired of it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit royal life completely: Couple drop HRH titles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex here on archive image during their trip to South Africa. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Jeremy Kyle suggested Prince Harry should throw Meghan Markle down a well. (Alamy)

"It's going to end soon, so they better get out of it what they can as the American people are really getting tired of their complaining and crying."

Kyle added he felt they were: "Taking the Mickey."

The outspoken TV presenter's comments come after he said Jeremy Clarkson deserved forgiveness for his own violent words about Markle.

Jeremy Kyle suggested Meghan Markle should be 'thrown down a well'. (Talk TV)
Jeremy Kyle suggested Meghan Markle should be 'thrown down a well'. (Talk TV)

Kyle said on his show: "There's no doubt Clarkson's column crossed the line... I'm not defending what Jeremy Clarkson wrote at all, I just don't see why one mistake has to mean automatic cancellation."

The Clarkson's Farm star and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host publicly apologised following the reaction to comments he made about the duchess in his newspaper column.

He wrote in the comment in The Sun, which has now been taken down, that he hates the Duchess of Sussex "on a cellular level" and lies in bed "grinding his teeth", unable to sleep as he's consumed by thoughts of her.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Friday, June 3, 2022 on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The events over a long holiday weekend in the U.K. are meant to celebrate the monarch's 70 years of service. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been the target of much public criticism. (Getty Images)

He also said he fantasises about Markle being made to parade through the streets of Britain while crowds "throw lumps of excrement at her".

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Clarkson has since said in a statement: “I really am sorry. All the way from the balls of my feet to the follicles on my head. This is me putting my hands up. It’s a mea culpa with bells on.”

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