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Piers Morgan has explained the real reason he stormed off the Good Morning Britain set.
In a tell-all interview with US TV host Tucker Carlson, which is airing on Monday night in the United States, Piers admitted he “shouldn’t have left” his seat.
He said: "I was angry because I could feel that there was this growing sense of if you didn’t believe Meghan on everything she said, then you were the problem, you were the racist.
"It couldn’t possibly be that she was lying."
Piers, 55, has continuously insisted he isn’t racist, after sharing his disbelief over Meghan’s admission she was suicidal.
The GMB host famously stormed off set after an argument live on air with weather presenter Alex Beresford, and quit the show later that night.
Later in the Tucker Carlson interview, Piers refused once again to apologise for his comments.
"I can look in the mirror," he said, "and know I acted, I believe, on the point of principle and it’s cost me some big jobs, but they’ve always been honestly held opinions."
Speaking of his GMB co-host Susanna Reid's 'frosty' treatment of him, Piers said: "I was disappointed, but she might have done it in the grip of fear, that if she spoke too highly in favour of me, the same thing might happen to her.
"There would be a huge twitter pile on by an orchestrated mob."
On the programme, Susanna, 50, told Piers: "Anyone who says they were left feeling suicidal and didn’t want to be alive anymore, you have to feel sympathy for them."
And after his exit, she said: "Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things viewers loved about the programme.
"He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.
"He has many critics, and he has many fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan's interview.
"He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday. There are many voices on GMB, and everyone has their say."
She continued: "'But now Piers has decided to leave the programme. Some of you may cheer and others will boo.
"He has been my presenting partner for more than five years and during Brexit and the pandemic and other issues he has been a voice for many of you, and a voice that many of you have railed against.
"It is certainly going to be very different but shows go on and so on we go."
Piers wrote in his Daily Mail column that his ex-wife "talks more fondly about me than that", referencing the "stony-faced" statement.
Piers has repeatedly questioned the Duchess of Sussex’s truthfulness, even disputing her assertion that Archie was denied a title due to his skin colour.
He said it was "complete nonsense" in his Mail on Sunday column.
Piers referenced the 1917 letter, in which King George V declared that the great-grandchildren of the monarch would no longer be princes or princesses, except for the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.
That means Prince George automatically became a prince.
But in December 2012, the Queen issued a letter patent which said that all of Prince William’s children would be entitled to the HRH title – abandoning the historic protocol.
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte too inherited their titles according to the 2012 letter.
But not Archie, who will have to wait until Prince Charles inherits the throne.
But Piers didn’t reference the Queen’s policy change in his article.
Piers also took offence during the Tucker Carlson interview at CNN host Don Lemon for branding him a "racist".
He said on Monday: "That was really offensive to me. To see him actually say this on his show that what I’d done was an act of racism was really offensive to me."
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GMB's Alex Beresford has also made it clear he thinks Piers is engaging in "covert" racism.
He wrote in The Telegraph: "The point about covert racism is you know it exists because you have experienced it – but it is much harder to prove."
The presenter recently quit social media after being subjected to "relentless racism" on Twitter and Facebook.
- Piers Morgan
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