Alex Beresford and Piers Morgan made headlines across the country in the days leading up to the former host of Good Morning Britain’s departure. After locking down Piers’ comments regarding Meghan Markle earlier this month, Piers left the GMB set and refused to apologize to Alex or Meghan before severing ties with the series for good. ITV has since welcomed people like Ben Shephard and Adil Ray into the presenter chair with a permanent replacement that has yet to be announced – but on Friday it was Alex’s turn.
However, given that the argument with Piers was such a momentous moment since the show’s last day, a number of viewers weren’t happy to see Alex now in the presenter’s chair.
Responding to the official GMB Series Twitter account, one fan shared his thoughts: “I saw it was him and turned to Sky News… GMB, you need to sort your schedule. ”
A second echoed: “Same, do not support the man!” He has to stick to the weather. His performance with the pillars shows that he is unable to remain professional and that my imo should have been fired! (sic)
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“God, who didn’t take long to put Mr. Motivator in the Piers chair, talks about rubbing salt in the wound. Come back Piers, I’m bored, ”added a fourth.
While a fifth also called for the return of Piers: “Bring back Piers. I don’t want to see this guy!
However, a sixth sought common ground by adding to the debate, “I support Alex on the whole Piers thing with the MM debate, but a few things…
Alex did receive support from part of the GMB fandom however, as one of them tweeted: “I love Alex, I think he does a good job, I can hear myself think that now Piers is gone @alexberesfordTV you do a lot of love to see it. ”
Neither Kate nor Alex addressed Alex when stepping into the role of presenter following Piers’ exit on Friday’s show.
And although the ITV pair faced off on screen, Alex released a lengthy statement around the time of Piers’ release and the role the line may have played in the decision.
“Over the past few years, Piers and I have had a lively and cheeky relationship on air.
“We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and through our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how much our opinions differed over Harry and Meghan’s treatment before and after the interview which took place. divided the world. ”
The GMB star continued, “I was hoping we could come to a point of understanding. It’s sad we couldn’t do it, but challenging his opinion was not a scandal.
“Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He has given me advice on several occasions and I am grateful to him for it. I wish him good luck! ”
Since leaving GMB, Piers has yet to announce his next role. However, he returned to ITV with his Life Stories series earlier this month.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV.