Alex Beresford returns to GMB after 'tumultuous times'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2021
Alex Beresford

Alex Beresford

Kate Garraway welcomed back her 'Good Morning Britain' co-host Alex Beresford today (26.03.21) after "tumultuous times", and she admitted it was "lovely" to have him present with him

Alex Beresford has returned to 'Good Morning Britain' following "tumultuous times".

The 40-year-old TV presenter guest hosted this morning's (26.03.21) show alongside Kate Garraway, who admitted it was "lovely" to have him alongside her.

She said: "You've had tumultuous times as well, Alex.

"It's lovely to have you here. It very much is."

Alex replied: "It's good to be back."

The star returned to 'GMB' in his usual weather presenting slot last Friday (19.03.21), 10 days after clashing live on air with then co-host Piers Morgan, who stormed off set for a breather.

The pair were involved in a heated debate as Alex questioned Piers' comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, following her Oprah Winfrey interview.

And later that evening, Piers quit the programme with immediate effect, and claimed afterwards it was because he refused to apologise for his comments about Meghan, about which he said he "didn't believe a word" of her Oprah chat.

Following Piers' 'GMB' departure, Alex admitted that wasn't the conclusion he was "hoping for", and insisted he wished the presenter "well".

In a statement on his Twitter account, he wrote: "There is so much that could be said.

"Piers' departure sincerely wasn't the conclusion I was hoping for. Over the last few years, Piers and I had a lively, cheeky, on-air relationship.

"We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

"I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It's sad we weren't able to get there, but challenging his opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.

"I didn't want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.

"Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He's given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!"

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