Piers Morgan’s mean dig at Alex Beresford as he brands him ‘stand in weather person’

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Piers Morgan, who said goodbye to Good Morning Britain and his presenting co-star Susanna Reid in March, has spoken out about his on-air clash with Alex Beresford.

Speaking on Australia's Today programme overnight, the outspoken host, 56, branded Alex a "deputy, stand in weather person" as he opened up on their dispute.

Piers and Alex clashed on the ITV show over Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, resulting in Piers storming off set when Alex called him out on his controversial opinions.

"Most people think I never came back," the star said. "I actually did come back a few minutes later and we had an interesting conversation."

He continued as he spoke to host Karl Stefanovic: "I don't know if you have a deputy weather person… if you had a deputy stand in weather person suddenly letting you have it in a personal way, I suspect you wouldn't like it either.

"I thought 'you know what, I will say something I will regret."

Piers added: "I don't mind guests piling into me that's fair game but not friendly fire from your own team. I wasn't having that."

Since Piers' shock departure from the show, the ratings have plummeted as it was confirmed 1.2 million viewers have switched off from the show.

With a recorded low of 450,000 viewers last week, Piers shared: "I don't take any pleasure in that."

"There's been five years building up those ratings, ironically on the last day we beat the BBC which has always been my mission.

"In a way, I scaled the mountain but they are certainly flying very fast down the other side."

It comes after it was reported Piers is set to join GB News after Andrew Neil said they are "in talks" – but he confirmed he wouldn't be starring on another breakfast programme.

"Yes, we have had conversations, but not about breakfast," Andrew told the Guardian.

"All my indications are that Piers doesn’t want another breakfast show."

He added: "But I think if he does any more British news TV it’s more likely to be with us than with anybody else.

"We’re in good discussions, we continue to stay in touch and he knows that we feel that he would be a great addition to the line-up."

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