Piers Morgan has slammed American broadcaster Gayle King for acting as a ‘PR mouthpiece’ for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to ‘facilitate their ongoing public trashing of our Royal Family’.
The former Good Morning Britain host told the CBS This Morning presenter last night to do her ‘job as a journalist and ask them about all the lies they told’ in their interview with Oprah Winfrey after it aired on March 7.
Morgan, 55, who quit GMB last Tuesday after claiming he didn’t ‘believe a word’ Meghan Markle said during the conversation with the US chat show queen, added in a tweet last night: ‘America should hear THE truth.’
Among the claims proven wrong were that Archie had a birthright to be a prince, he wouldn’t get 24/7 security because he wasn’t a prince and that Meghan had not seen her half-sister Samantha Markle in almost 20 years.
It comes after Miss King, 66, backed ITV’s stance over Morgan’s departure from GMB after he refused to apologise for his comments about Meghan, which led to the highest number of complaints in TV regulator Ofcom’s history.
She told her SiriusXM radio programme last Thursday: ‘Piers Morgan is no longer with a job. He stormed off the air after saying that I don’t believe that she had mental illness, I don’t believe she was suicidal.
‘They got over 41,000 calls of people weighing in to say that is not OK, that is not cool. And by the next day, he was out of a job. He said he resigned. I find that a little hard to believe when you had 41,000 calls.’
Miss King also referred to GMB weather presenter Alex Beresford, who was involved in the moment that saw Morgan walk out last week. She said: ‘And kudos to his co-anchor, they said it was the weather guy.
‘I wonder if he was the weather guy, but they described him as a weather guy, who spoke out and really let Piers have it on the air, and then Piers stormed off, and now Piers is no longer on the air there.’
More than 250,000 people have now signed three separate Change.org petitions demanding that Morgan – who also presented a show on CNN in the US from 2011 to 2014 – should be brought back to GMB.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Mark Duell