Piers Morgan calls Alex Beresford 'treacherous' after Good Morning Britain row

The broadcaster opened up on the showdown in a new interview

Piers Morgan and Alex Beresford (Talk TV/Getty)
Piers Morgan has slammed Alex Beresford. (Talk TV/Getty)

Piers Morgan has called former colleague Alex Beresford a “treacherous little pr**k” after their Good Morning Britain showdown.

The pair fell out on the ITV breakfast show in March 2021, after Beresford called Morgan out for his comments on Meghan Markle in the wake of the royal’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Morgan, 58, stormed off and went on to quit GMB amid the row.

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Addressing the saga in an interview with the BBC’s Amol Rajan, Morgan claimed Beresford did something “deliberately treacherous”.

The TV star said that Beresford had specifically asked to be on that day’s programme and that he’d then launched a “personal attack”.

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Piers Morgan left the show over the Meghan Markle row. (ITV)

“I don’t mind a guest doing that, but I do object to someone who had asked to come on the show, who is on the team, who then makes a very personal attack on me,” he said.

“And so in that moment I thought, there’s two things that are going to happen here. Either I am going to completely lose my rag and do something I regret or I am going to go and walk off.

“I don’t like to think about what I would have done but I was certainly looking at him thinking… yeah, I think I’d better leave the room.

Alex Beresford poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Piers Morgan called Alex Beresford 'treacherous'. (Invision/AP)

“And just for the record I think he was a treacherous little pr**k.

“So he can say what he likes about me and he can absolutely have his right to his opinion. That is my opinion about him.”

Morgan was asked if he would invite Beresford onto his Uncensored show.

But he replied: “I have got no interest in talking to him because I think what he did was deliberately treacherous to a colleague and I just don’t think that is acceptable.”

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Yahoo has contacted representatives for Beresford for comment.

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