Alex Beresford breaks silence as Piers Morgan accuses him of ‘whacking him to make a name for himself’

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Alex Beresford has broken his silence after Piers Morgan accused him of "trying to make a name for himself" with their on-air Good Morning Britain row.

The 40 year old and Piers, 55, clashed on the ITV show on 9 March over his comments about Meghan Markle following her Oprah Winfrey interview.

The argument resulted in Piers storming off before quitting his role as Susanna Reid's co-host. Since then, Piers has had his say on his departure and has thrown several accusations, including that Alex is the only GMB presenter to have not sent him a message of support.

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Now, taking to his Instagram feed, Alex has posted a tasteful photo of himself dressed in a black ensemble with pristine white trainers.

In the caption, he wrote a hopeful message as he said: "Probably shouldn’t have my trainers on this white rug! Anyway bless up yourselves on what looks like a grey Sunday."

Alex, who recently liked a cryptic tweet after replacing Piers on GMB, added: "Remember the sun still rises and sets so beautifully some place in the world everyday," followed by a red heart emoji.

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In Piers's Mail on Sunday column, he referred to Alex as "GMB's occasional stand-in weatherman," and accused him "whacking him" to get ahead in the business.

Piers wrote: "As [Alex] delivered his censorious lecture, implying my only motivation for disbelieving Ms Markle's outlandish interview claims was because she 'ghosted' me four years ago after we'd been friendly for 18 months – I genuinely couldn't care less about that, but it was informative as to her character, especially when I saw her do the same thing to many other people, including her own father – I felt the steam rising inside me.

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"I don't mind outside guests trying to make a name for themselves by whacking me like this, but I wasn't going to sit there and take it from one of my own team, especially someone who I've gone out of my way to help whenever he's asked me for advice about his career.

In his column, Piers also said that Alex is the only GMB presenter to have not contacted him in support following his departure from the programme.

He said: “I've had nice messages from all the other GMB presenters, apart from Alex Beresford, and many of the wonderful production team, from camera operators and producers to make-up artists.”

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