Annabel NugentTue, 6 April 2021, 8:27 am
Morgan went on air with the American conservative TV personality yesterday (5 April) in his first on-camera interview since leaving Good Morning Britain, following a row over comments he made about Meghan Markle.
Prior to his departure being announced last month, Morgan had stormed off set during a tense argument with Beresford who had accused Morgan of “trashing” the Duchess of Sussex.
Speaking to Carlson, Morgan referred to his former GMB co-star as “the stand-in weather guy who does the weather occasionally”.
“He’s not a journalist but he’s somebody I’ve helped with his career a number of times when he’s asked me to,” he added.
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Morgan continued: “[Beresford] sent me a private message in which he expressed some concern about what he felt I wasn’t really understanding about where Meghan Markle was coming from as a biracial woman.
“He is himself a biracial man so he wanted to explain so I said, ‘Come on air, let’s have the conversation.’ But the moment he came on air, he came with a pretty premeditated attack on me on a pretty personal level and frankly I just wasn’t going to have it.”
During the pair’s argument last month, Beresford referred to Morgan’s previous “personal relationship” with Markle that ended when “she cut you off”.
In a 2018 interview that recently resurfaced following the controversy, Morgan previously complained that the Duchess of Sussex had “ghosted” him.
Morgan told Carlson: “I walked off. I was quite angry in the moment. He claimed that I have a personal vendetta against Meghan Markle, which I don’t.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Morgan accused Markle of a “hit job” on the Royal Family and Britain.
In the wake of the presenter’s exit from GMB, Beresford addressed the incident on Twitter last month: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.”