Piers Morgan says he stormed off 'GMB' to stop himself slapping Alex Beresford

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Piers Morgan leaves BBC Broadcasting House, London, after appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, Sunday Morning. Picture date: Sunday January 16, 2022.
Piers Morgan walked off 'Good Morning Britain'. (PA)

Piers Morgan has said he walked off Good Morning Britain to stop himself slapping Alex Beresford.

The outspoken presenter made headlines everywhere when he stormed off the ITV show amid a row about Meghan Markle and her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

He brought it up again following Will Smith’s outburst at the Oscars, which saw the actor slap comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.

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Morgan had shared his thoughts on what went on, tweeting that he would have "probably done the same" if someone had mocked his wife in a similar fashion.

However, his comments sparked a backlash among his followers, with some saying they doubted he would have acted.

One person tweeted a laughing emoji and wrote: “Course you would!”

Morgan then tweeted a picture of him walking off GMB, and replied: “Ironically, I walked out to stop myself slapping him…”

While the Oscars were being broadcast, Morgan proclaimed Will Smith's physical attack on Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony the 'ugliest moment in Oscars history'.

US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars. (AFP via Getty Images)

Morgan was watching the Oscars at home on TV and tweeted: "It was real. Just seen the uncensored footage. Will Smith hit Chris Rock for cracking a GI Jane joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (who suffers from alopecia) - then twice screamed 'keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth' at him."

Just a day after the TV presenter stated he would have done the same as the King Richard star.

Piers Morgan has a new show coming. (@piersmorgan via Twitter)
Piers Morgan has a new show coming. (@piersmorgan via Twitter)

The TV star is now set to launch a new talk show.

He has vowed to cancel 'cancel culture' and 'annoy all the right people' in Piers Morgan Uncensored, which will air on new global channel talkTV from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Read more: Piers Morgan asks 'GMB' for his job back

He has said he wants the programme to be a platform for “lively vigorous debate, news-making interviews, and that increasingly taboo three-letter word: fun”.

Watch: Jesse Waters slams Piers Morgan over his defence of Will Smith

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