Piers Morgan has targeted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and his former colleague Alex Beresford in his first television interview since leaving Good Morning Britain.
Morgan, who appeared on Fox News subscription-based streaming service Fox Nation, told Tucker Carlson that he had the “universal support” of the UK public after leaving GMB in the argument over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview have.
During the hour-long interview, he dismissed Beresford as “the stand-in-weather guy who does the weather on occasion” and cited Beresford’s comments as he walked off the set as “a deliberate attack … on a personal level”.
He said to Carlson, “He’s not a journalist. But he’s someone I’ve helped in his career several times when he asked me to.”
Morgan also claimed his co-host Susanna Reid may have been too scared to publicly endorse him.
“I honestly think she was scared,” said Morgan. “I think she was afraid that if she went too far to say nice things about me, the same thing could happen to her, that there would be a huge Twitter bunch.”
Speaking of the royal couple, he said Harry “turned into a whiny brat in his mid-30s complaining that his father isn’t still funding everything he does,” and he doubled down on his claim that he doesn’t believe her claims .
“I still don’t believe what they said, and in particular I don’t believe what Meghan said,” Morgan said.
“17 different claims made by the two have now turned out to be completely wrong, massively exaggerated or unprovable.”
“I didn’t believe Meghan Markle. A great anger broke out during the day.
“I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion that I didn’t believe what she was saying, even though I knew in real time when I saw the interview that there were a number of things that couldn’t be true.”
While Morgan’s comments on GMB sparked more than 50,000 complaints from viewers, Morgan claimed he had the “universal support” of the UK public.
He said to Tucker Carlson: “The British people have seen through this.
“Old, young, black, white, it didn’t matter. They came up to me in droves every day.”