Prince Harry calls GB News presenter Dan Wootton a 'sad little man'

Harry accuses Wootton of being close with William's communications secretary


Sunday January 8th at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX 

Pictured: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex interviewed by Tom Bradby in California.

ITV will show an exclusive interview with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, next Sunday in which he will talk in-depth to Tom Bradby, journalist and ITV News at Ten presenter, covering a range of subjects including his personal relationships, never-before-heard details surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, and a look ahead at his future. 

The 90 minute programme, produced by ITN Productions for ITV, will be broadcast two days before Prince Harry’s autobiography ‘Spare’ is published on 10 January, by Transworld.

The book has been billed by publisher Penguin Random House as “a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.

Filmed in California, where Harry now lives, Harry: The Interview, sees the Prince go into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the Royal Family.

Speaking to Tom Bradby, who he has known for more than 20 years, Prince Harry shares his personal story, in his own words.

Michael Jermey, ITV Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “It is extremely rare for a member of the Royal Family to speak so openly about their experience at the heart of the institution. 

“Tom Bradby’s interview with Prince Harry will be a programme that everyone with an informed opinion on the monarchy should want to watch.
Prince Harry criticises GB News presenter Dan Wootton. (ITV)

Prince Harry has hit out at GB News presenter Dan Wootton in his newly released autobiography Spare.

In a section of the book, Harry discusses his distrust of the tabloid press and stories that circulated about him.

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Opening up about the moment he found out he and Meghan Markle's move to the US had been leaked to the press, he wrote: "We got word from Sara that the Sun was about to run a story saying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were stepping away from their royal duties to spend more time in Canada.

"A sad little man, the newspaper’s showbiz editor, was said to be the lead reporter on the story."

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Dan Wootton on Lorraine (ITV)
GB News presenter Dan Wootton. (ITV)

The Sun's showbiz editor at the time was Dan Wootton who has since become a presenter on GB News and is a frequent critic of Harry and Meghan.

Harry added: "Why him? Why, of all people, the showbiz guy? Because lately he’d refashioned himself into some sort of quasi royal correspondent, largely on the strength of his secret relationship with one particularly close friend of Willy’s comms secretary – who fed him trivial (and mostly fake) gossip."

Ahead of the release of his autobiography, Harry has been critical of the UK press and its treatment of him and his wife.

File photo dated 19/05/18 of Prince Harry (left) walking with his best man, the then Duke of Cambridge, as he arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for his wedding to Megan Markle. The Duke of Sussex has described how a
Prince Harry and Prince William. (Alamy)

In his interview with ITV's Tom Bradby on Sunday night, Harry also criticised the royal family for their lack of response to Jeremy Clarkson's controversial column where he said he "hated" Meghan Markle.

About the lack of official response from Buckingham Palace, Harry said: "The world is asking for some form of comment from the monarchy. But the silence is deafening. To put it mildly. Everything to do with my wife, after six years, they haven't said a single thing."

Harry also accused certain members of the royal family from having close relationships with sections of the tabloid press to improve their image.