Piers Morgan has proved that he is still not over his fallout with Alex Beresford by penning a sly dig on social media
Piers Morgan appears to still be bubbling with fury over his fallout with ex Good Morning Britain colleague Alex Beresford.
Former newspaper editor Piers was unable to stop himself from issuing a fresh dig at the TV weatherman when taking to social media, over the weekend, to wish Laura Tobin a happy birthday.
Piers worked with meteorologists Laura and Alex when part of the GMB team before sensationally quitting the show in March following an explosive on-screen row with Alex.
And revealing how Piers is still not over the confrontation – which came as a result of Alex quizzing Piers overs his negative comments about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – he made sure to add a thinly veiled jibe at Alex in Laura’s birthday tribute.
“Happy 40th Birthday to the fabulous @Lauratobin1,” Piers typed.
He then went on to remark about her figure by adding: “brilliant meteorologist, possessor of leather trousers (no apologies to any wokies offended).”
Piers then seemed to take aim at Alex as he finished the post by calling Laura a “thoroughly decent & loyal (ex) colleague. My kinda weather presenter.”
Piers has made it clear on several occasions that there is no love lost between him and Alex.
Speaking in his column for the Mail on Sunday, days after he departed GMB after a six year stint on the show, he lifted the lid on a very tense final few days in the studio.
Acknowledging the support he received from ‘TV wife’ Susanna Reid and Dr Hilary, Piers also 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 final broadcast.
Piers accused Alex of ‘trying to make a name for himself’ by attacking him live on air – which he was especially hurt by after claiming he’d gone ‘out of his way’ to give the presenter career advice.
Shocked viewers had seen the pair locked in a furious on-air exchange after Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview aired – which culminated in Piers storming off set.
Following the scenes, Piers said he had to leave to ‘cool down’ as he feared he would say something he would come to bitterly regret as Alex ‘attacked’ him.
Describing Alex as ‘uptight’, Piers recalled the moment his colleague ambushed him with a ‘very personal attack’.
“I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle. You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this programme,” Alex told him.
“I understand you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or had one and she cut you off… she’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to.
“Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”
Piers revealed: “As [Alex] delivered his censorious lecture, implying my only motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle’s outlandish interview claims was because she ‘ghosted’ me four years ago after we’d been friendly for 18 months – I genuinely couldn’t care less about that, but it was informative as to her character, especially when I saw her do the same thing to many other people, including her own father – I felt the steam rising inside me.
“I don’t mind outside guests trying to make a name for themselves by whacking me like this, but I wasn’t going to sit there and take it from one of my own team, especially someone who I’ve gone out of my way to help whenever he’s asked me for advice about his career.
“Realising I might say something I’d regret, I decided to leave the studio to cool down.”
Piers said he was shocked to discover that as he left Alex continued to rant about him, accusing him ‘pathetic, absolutely diabolical behaviour.’
When Piers finally returned to set, Alex said that he did not believe him to be racist which the host said felt as ridiculous as someone saying he isn’t a wife beater.
The coolness between the two men didn’t end with Piers’ departure the same night of their spat.
Piers also revealed that Alex has been his only GMB co-worker not to send him a message of support after he quit.
In September, Ofcom ruled that Piers’ comments about Prince Harry and Meghan’s chat with Oprah was not against Ofcom regulations.
Moments after the news 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 against me over Meghan Markle furore that led to my exit from @GMB . Verdict says I was entitled to disbelieve her & Prince Harry & to restrict my right to do so would be a ‘chilling restriction on freedom of expression.”
Piers then added another message where he asked if he was getting his job back on the ITV morning show.
He boasted: “I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue.
“This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job back?”
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