Piers Morgan admits he regrets storming off GMB amid Meghan Markle debate
Piers Morgan has admitted he does regret storming off Good Morning Britain earlier this year, before he quit the programme.
The controversial star had been having a debate with weather presenter Alex Beresford about his words about Meghan Markle following the Oprah Winfrey interview.
But he has now admitted it's something he regrets, after pals Mark Austin and Gary Lineker pulled him up on his actions.
He explained during his latest column that he went for lunch with the Sky News anchor and Match of the Day host and the topic of conversation was his abrupt exit from the Good Morning Britain set.
The 56-year-old wrote in his Mail Online column: "Gary said, ‘Before we start and at the risk of you storming out, I just want to say that I completely believe Meghan Markle.'
"‘Me too,’ declared Austin, solemnly. ‘Even about the stuff that’s now been proven to be untrue.’"
He went on to say that Gary "scolded" him for walking off set.
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Piers wrote that he said: "I know. But we've all done things we regret on live TV."
At the time, Piers was in hot water for his words about Meghan Markle, saying he didn't believe what she'd said during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He questioned her experiences of racism as a member of the Royal Family, and the treatment of her mental health issues.
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Following his controversial comments, he was involved in an on-air row with Alex Beresford, who slammed him.
Piers stormed off the Good Morning Britain set and later quit the show after refusing to apologise for what he had said.
The moment became the most complained about incident with Ofcom, after more than 41,000 people lodged a complaint with the regulators.
Even Meghan Markle complained to ITV, but it didn't push Piers to take back his words.
He would later say: "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."
It's now thought he's the subject of a bidding war among broadcasters to secure him as a host.
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