Trisha Goddard praised for ‘one-sentence annihilation’ of Piers Morgan over racism on GMB

Jacob Stolworthy
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Trisha Goddard is being praised for shutting down Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

The TV personality appeared on the ITV show on Monday (8 March) to discuss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was broadcast in the US overnight.

During the interview, Markle said that she had a conversation with an unnamed member of the royal family who questioned how dark her unborn baby’s skin would be when she was pregnant with Archie.

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Markle refused to name the family member, saying it “would be very damaging” to them if she revealed their name.

On GMB, Morgan questioned whether this conversation should be considered “automatically racist” to which Goddard replied: “Why is everybody else such an expert about racism against Black people?”

Trisha Goddard shut down Piers Morgan after racism question on ‘Good Morning Britain’ITV Player
Trisha Goddard shut down Piers Morgan after racism question on ‘Good Morning Britain’ITV Player

She continued: “I’m sorry, Piers – you don’t get to call out what is and isn’t racism against Black people. I’ll leave you to call out all the other stuff you want, but leave the racism stuff to us, eh?”

Morgan responded by calling Markle’s claim “a very serious allegation” and an “incendiary charge” against the royal family.

He also said “it’s not fair” to hold back on naming “the supposed racist”.

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Viewers praised Goddard’s appearance, with one writing: “Put Trisha Goddard’s one-sentence annihilation of Piers Morgan in the history books.”

One person thanked Goddard for “calling him out the way [she] did”, with another adding: “Trisha Goddard flat out calling Piers Morgan a bully on national TV is exactly the energy I needed this morning.”

One viewer stated: “Piers Morgan being called out by Trisha Goddard has made my day.”

Piers Morgan was left squirming by Trisha Goddard’s responseITV Player
Piers Morgan was left squirming by Trisha Goddard’s responseITV Player

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Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah in such a high profile televised event is their first since stepped away from their duties as senior royals in March 2020.

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