Piers Morgan slams ‘stand-in weather guy’ Alex Beresford for ‘pre-meditated’ Meghan Markle attack

Piers Morgan has accused Alex Beresford of a ‘premeditated attack’ during their on-air Meghan Markle row that cost him his job at Good Morning Britain (GMB).

The 56-year-old sensationally quit the ITV breakfast show last month, in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Before his departure from the show, Morgan clashed on air with GMB weatherman Beresford, who accused him of ‘trashing’ the actress in an explosive row.

The heated clash caused MailOnline columnist Morgan to storm off set during the live broadcast before quitting the show later that same day.

Sitting down for his own tell-all with Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired Monday, Morgan said Beresford’s comments were part of a ‘premeditated attack’.

During his hour-long interview with the US television host, he called the 40-year-old Beresford ‘the stand-in weather guy’ and ‘not a journalist’.

Asked how he felt when co-host Susanna Reid apologised for his behaviour on his last day at GMB, Morgan said he was ‘disappointed’ but said he believed she may have acted ‘in the grip of fear’ of ‘a huge Twitter pile-on’.

Morgan also poured cold water on allegations that Meghan received racist coverage in the British Press, saying: ‘I never saw that, I don’t believe that’. 

Piers Morgan has accused Alex Beresford of a ‘premeditated attack’ during their on-air Meghan Markle row that cost him his job at Good Morning Britain (GMB) 

The 56-year-old sensationally quit the ITV breakfast show last month, in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Before his departure from the show, Morgan clashed on air with GMB weatherman Beresford

The 56-year-old sensationally quit the ITV breakfast show last month, in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Before his departure from the show, Morgan clashed on air with GMB weatherman Beresford

Morgan set off a social media firestorm the day after the Oprah interview when he said he 'didn't believe a word' of what Meghan said about experiencing racism within the Royal Family

Morgan set off a social media firestorm the day after the Oprah interview when he said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan said about experiencing racism within the Royal Family

Speaking to Tucker, he said of Beresford: ‘He is the stand-in weather guy, he’s not a journalist, he’s someone I’ve helped in his career like he has asked me to.

‘He sent me a private message in which he expressed some concern about what he felt I wasn’t really understanding about where Meghan Markle was coming from as a bi-racial woman. He is himself a bi-racial man so he wanted to explain so I said come on air, let’s have the conversation.

‘But the moment he came on air, he came with a pretty premeditated attack on me on a pretty personal level and frankly I just wasn’t going to have it.

‘I walked off… I was quite angry in the moment, he claimed that I have a personal vendetta against Meghan Markle, which I don’t.’

During the GMB clash, Beresford responded to Morgan’s claims that he used to talk to Meghan and she ‘dropped him’ once she started dating Prince Harry.

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