Piers Morgan has proved that he’s nonetheless not over his fallout with Alex Beresford by penning a sly dig on social media
Piers Morgan seems to nonetheless be effervescent with fury over his fallout with ex Good Morning Britain colleague Alex Beresford.
Former newspaper editor Piers was unable to cease himself from issuing a contemporary dig on the TV weatherman when taking to social media, over the weekend, to want Laura Tobin a cheerful birthday.
Piers labored with meteorologists Laura and Alex when a part of the GMB staff earlier than sensationally quitting the present in March following an explosive on-screen row with Alex.
And revealing how Piers continues to be not over the confrontation – which got here on account of Alex quizzing Piers overs his unfavorable feedback concerning the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – he made positive so as to add a thinly veiled jibe at Alex in Laura’s birthday tribute.
“Pleased 40th Birthday to the fabulous @Lauratobin1,” Piers typed.
He then went on to comment about her determine by including: “good meteorologist, possessor of leather-based trousers (no apologies to any wokies offended).”
Piers then appeared to take goal at Alex as he completed the put up by calling Laura a “totally first rate & loyal (ex) colleague. My kinda climate presenter.”
Piers has made it clear on a number of events that there isn’t a love misplaced between him and Alex.
Talking in his column for the Mail on Sunday, days after he departed GMB after a six yr stint on the present, he lifted the lid on a really tense last few days within the studio.
Acknowledging the assist he obtained from ‘TV spouse’ Susanna Reid and Dr Hilary, Piers additionally lifted the lid on the frostiness himself and co-star Alex.
Referring to Alex as ‘GMB’S occasional stand-in weatherman’, Piers made his opinions on his co-star very clear as he gave an account of his last broadcast.
Piers accused Alex of ‘making an attempt to make a reputation for himself’ by attacking him reside on air – which he was particularly harm by after claiming he’d gone ‘out of his manner’ to offer the presenter profession recommendation.
Shocked viewers had seen the pair locked in a livid on-air alternate after Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview aired – which culminated in Piers storming off set.
Following the scenes, Piers stated he needed to depart to ‘settle down’ as he feared he would say one thing he would come to bitterly remorse as Alex ‘attacked’ him.
Describing Alex as ‘uptight’, Piers recalled the second his colleague ambushed him with a ‘very private assault’.
“I perceive that you do not like Meghan Markle. You have made it so clear numerous occasions on this programme,” Alex informed him.
“I perceive you’ve got bought a private relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and he or she minimize you off… she’s entitled to chop you off if she desires to.
“Has she stated something about you since she minimize you off? I do not assume she has, however but you proceed to trash her.”
Piers revealed: “As [Alex] delivered his censorious lecture, implying my solely motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle’s outlandish interview claims was as a result of she ‘ghosted’ me 4 years in the past after we would been pleasant for 18 months – I genuinely could not care much less about that, nevertheless it was informative as to her character, particularly once I noticed her do the identical factor to many different folks, together with her personal father – I felt the steam rising inside me.
“I do not thoughts exterior friends making an attempt to make a reputation for themselves by whacking me like this, however I wasn’t going to sit down there and take it from one in every of my very own staff, particularly somebody who I’ve gone out of my manner to assist every time he is requested me for recommendation about his profession.
“Realising I’d say one thing I would remorse, I made a decision to go away the studio to chill down.”
Piers stated he was shocked to find that as he left Alex continued to rant about him, accusing him ‘pathetic, completely diabolical behaviour.’
When Piers lastly returned to set, Alex stated that he didn’t consider him to be racist which the host stated felt as ridiculous as somebody saying he is not a spouse beater.
The coolness between the 2 males did not finish with Piers’ departure the identical evening of their spat.
Piers additionally revealed that Alex has been his solely GMB co-worker to not ship him a message of assist after he give up.
In September, Ofcom dominated that Piers’ feedback about Prince Harry and Meghan’s chat with Oprah was not in opposition to Ofcom laws.
Moments after the information broke, Piers – who exited GMB after the row – tweeted about his happiness over the ruling.
The bolshy TV host penned: “BREAKING: @Ofcom rejects all complaints in opposition to me over Meghan Markle furore that led to my exit from @GMB . Verdict says I used to be entitled to disbelieve her & Prince Harry & to limit my proper to take action can be a ‘chilling restriction on freedom of expression.”
Piers then added one other message the place he requested if he was getting his job again on the ITV morning present.
He boasted: “I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my proper to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, a lot of which have confirmed to be unfaithful.
“This can be a resounding victory at no cost speech and a powerful defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job again?”
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