People have actually complained to Ofcom that Alex Beresford ‘took Piers Morgan’s seat’ on Good Morning Britain.
Weatherman Alex found himself at the centre of Piers’ dramatic exit from the show last month, after butting heads with Piers over the his criticism of Meghan Markle – which resulted in the presenter storming out of the room while saying: ‘You can trash me, mate, but not on my own show.’
It came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, with the couple making a series of shocking revelations about their time within the royal family.
Piers later expressed his disbelief on-air over several of the claims made by Meghan, including her saying that she suffered suicidal thoughts.
After Piers left the show, Alex stood in for Piers on March 26 alongside presenter Kate Garraway.
The episode racked up 59 complaints, with the Daily Star reporting that 28 of those related to Alex taking the presenter’s seat.
Alex and Kate presented the show together (Picture: ITV)
Some viewers criticised Alex on presenter at the time, seeing him step in to present the show alongside Kate.
‘That’s spoiled my morning switching off Alex Beresford sitting in Piers Morgan seat,’ wrote on social media.
‘How Alex can sit in Piers seat?….is the knife still there?’ another added.
Piers later admitted that he ‘shouldn’t have’ stormed off the Good Morning Britain set following the row with Alex.
Meanwhile, complaints regarding Piers’s comments about Meghan’s mental health on Good Morning Britain are continuing to soar.
After smashing records with 57,121 complaints, the television watchdog previously confirmed that a further 466 people have taken issue with scenes that aired on March 8 and 9, bringing the total number to 57,793.
The presenter’s comments about Meghan’s mental health were criticised by charity Mind.
The organisation previously said in a tweet it was ‘disappointed and concerned’ by Piers’ remarks, adding: ‘It’s vital that when people reach out for support or share their experiences of ill mental health, they are treated with dignity, respect and empathy.’
Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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