Piers Morgan has told on his initial reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The TV presenter – who recently stepped down from his post on Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise for disregarding claims the Duchess made during the tell-all – has reflected on how he first felt after watching the highly-anticipated chat.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, the former newspaper editor promised to lift the lid on what really happened backstage of the ITV show and in doing so he shared how he felt in the moments after the one-off ended.
Piers writes that he was shocked by the “nuclear-sized scandal bomb” that Harry and Meghan told Oprah before adding that as the interview went on he believed less and less of what the couple said.
On how he felt after watching the 90-minute show, Piers wrote: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just dropped a nuclear-sized scandal bomb into the very heart of the Royal Family.
“Their shocking claims of racism at the Palace concerning their son Archie, and an alleged refusal by Royal staff to let Meghan receive treatment for suicidal thoughts in case it hurt the Royal brand, are so incendiary that they could inflict irreparable damage on the Monarchy.”
Then revealing how he was not buying Harry and Meghan’s words, he adds: “The longer the interview went on, the less I believed.”
Piers goes on to share that the pair taking part in the chat was a “disgraceful betrayal” to the Royal family before adding that he “expected such disingenuous self-serving wrecking-ball stuff” from Meghan but that he did not think Harry was “happy” doing the interview as it was “so out of character” for him.
The Life Stories host then addressed that he and his co-host Susanna Reid had differing viewpoints – which was shown when they clashed on-air.
Piers told viewers he was “sickened” by Meghan and Harry’s words whilst Susanna told that “some people might be upset and moved by what they’ve just heard” – in particular, Meghan sharing on suffering from suicidal thoughts whilst being in the monarchy.
He continues to rant in the lengthy piece about how he cannot believe the stories shared by the couple as he was in “disbelief about the whole interview”, before adding “once you know someone’s lying about some things, how can you believe anything else they’re saying without hard evidence to support it?”
On March 9, ITV confirmed that Piers would no longer be on GMB, with immediate effect.
The channel announced Piers’ sudden departure, revealing: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.
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“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
Piers himself took to Twitter just minutes before the statement was released by ITV, with nothing but an image of a clock.
Piers leaving the high-profile role came after he dismissed Meghan’s account of her mental health battle, which led to him coming under fire from mental health charity Mind.
He also belittled the couple alleging that a member of the royal family questioned how dark their baby son’s skin would be before he was born.
During the show colleague, Alex Beresford condemned Piers Morgan for relentlessly targeting the Duchess of Sussex.
In unexpected scenes, Piers stormed off the set of the ITV news programme after Alex called his comments about Meghan “diabolical”.
Later that day it was reported that broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received more than 41,000 complaints about Piers’ conduct when reporting on the Meghan and Harry interview.
It then was reported that the Duchess herself lodged a complaint to ITV about Piers’ conduct.
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