GOOD Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard made an awkward joke about Piers Morgan on today’s show – referencing the star’s walk-out before he quit the programme.
It has been a dramatic week for the breakfast show, with the 55-year-old host sensationally clashing with co-star Alex Beresford on Tuesday, and ITV announcing his departure just hours later.
Ben made an awkward joke about Piers’ dramatic week on today’s GMB
He and Kate were going over today’s newspaper front pages with a host of guests – including pundit Iain Dale.
After discussing the latest following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview with royal expert Chris Ship, Ben said to Iain: “Iain, we’re not going to come to you on Harry and Meghan as I imagine you may leave and we don’t want that.”
Iain wiped his brow in faux relief, as Ben went on to joke: “We’ve had enough of that this week!” – with Kate giggling beside him.
He told pundit Iain Dale he didn’t want him ‘walking out’
Co-host Kate Garraway couldn’t hide her giggles
The exact reason for not asking Iain about the royals was unclear; although the right-wing broadcaster has spoken against them in the past.
The host refused to listen to his co-star, instead getting upset as he said: “I’m not doing this” and made his way to the studio exit.
He was off-air for almost 20 minutes, with he and Alex going on to clash dramatically for the remainder of the three-hour show.
Piers sensationally stormed off the GMB set on Tuesday
Hours later, he quit the breakfast show entirely
That afternoon, it was revealed that Piers’ remarks about Meghan on Monday’s show had already received over 40,000 official Ofcom complaints.
Hours later, ITV confirmed that the star would not be returning to the programme after quitting.
Meanwhile, Alex broke his silence on the incident yesterday afternoon – insisting that he never wanted Piers to leave the programme – just to “listen”.
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