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Alex Beresford finally breaks silence on Piers Morgan row 'I didn't want him to quit'

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Alex Beresford, 40, has today admitted he “didn’t want” Piers Morgan, 55 to quit his job on Good Morning Britain, following their row on Tuesday morning’s show over Meghan Markle’s mental wellbeing. The GMB weatherman has now issued a statement for the first time, addressing the heated debate between him and the former Britain’s Got Talent judge in view of his 239,000 followers.

In his statement, Alex said: “Over the last few years, Piers and I have 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.”

The TV star continued: “I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that 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.”

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