PIERS Morgan's son Spencer said Alex Beresford "saw an easy way to boost his career" after his row with the controversial host on yesterday's show.
After six years on GMB, Piers walked away last night following his refusal to apologise on air for comments he made about Megan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.
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Piers said he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said after she revealed she had been suicidal.
It lead to criticism from mental health charities, sparked 41,000 Ofcom complaints as well as complaint to ITV bosses from Meghan herself.
Reflecting on yesterday's extraordinary events, Spencer wrote on Twitter: "Only direct thoughts on these:
"Harry/meg: stunning PR job, well played.
"Alex weatherman: always got on with him, can’t hate on a guy for taking such an easy chance to boost his career.
"Queen: [goat emoji – meaning Greatest Of All Time]
"The concept of debate: RIP."
Piers was equally as gracious towards his on-air rival when he was door-stepped this morning.
When asked what he would say to Alex, he responded: "Good luck to him."
He also branded Meghan "contemptible" as he doubled down on his comments.
The 55-year-old laughed as he left his London home – saying he was willing to "fall on his sword" after "agreeing to disagree" with ITV over apologising for the rant.
He stormed off set during a huge row on Tuesday morning after Alex criticised his reaction to Meghan's claims she contemplated suicide and was racially abused by the Royal Family.
Speaking this morning outside his London home, the presenter described his departure from the programme as "amicable", adding: "I had a good chat with ITV and we agreed to disagree."
It comes as:
- Piers Morgan said he STILL doesn't believe Meghan Markle after quitting GMB
- Meghan made a complaint to ITV about Piers
- Piers Morgan quit GMB after refusing to apologise on air
- Ranvir Singh made an awkward blunder on TV telling fans 'Piers will be here later'
- Susanna Reid paid emotional tribute to ‘outspoken & disruptive’ Piers
- What happened between Piers Morgan and Alex Beresford?
- Here's why Piers isn't on GMB this morning
Standing with with his daughter Elise, he added: "I'm just going to take it easy and see how we go.
"I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that's entirely their right.
"I don't believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she's done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.
"If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."
And he said he was "always in talks with people" as he described his move as a "temporary hibernation".
Piers said: "I think it's fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they've cancelled me, I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge."
And he seemed far from sorrowful over his newfound unemployment.
He this morning tweeted: "BREAKING NEWS: Good Morning Britain beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings yesterday for the first time. My work is done."
GMB achieved record ratings yesterday as millions tuned in to see the analysis of Harry and Meghan's 90-minute special.
The outspoken host had earlier taken to Twitter, saying he still doesn’t believe what Meghan said during her bombshell Oprah interview.
Piers told his 7.8million followers: “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview.
“I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.
“Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
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