the Apprentice The star made an appearance on the news channel, which launched Sunday, June 13 with a special hosted by its chairman, broadcaster Andrew Neil.
Sugar was interviewed by Dan Wootton, and during the segment, he denounced Markle for the TV conversation she had with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Markle told Winfrey that she was denied mental health treatment for thoughts of suicide she had while living at Buckingham Palace. Sugar combated this in the GB News interview by saying he believed Markle would have had access to better mental health care if she wanted to.
Sugar, who backed Piers Morgan in his controversial critique of Markle, said he supported the fact that he thought Markle was “lying” about it.
He said: “Buckingham Palace and all these places they live… the doctors go privately every day of the week, so if she had something wrong with her I’m absolutely sure that a psychiatrist or psychotherapist or whatever could have come and visited, and no one would need to know that.
He continued, “I imagine the Queen has had many visits and some other family members have had many visits from doctors. They are very private and confidential and very carefully managed. For that reason, and that reason alone, I don’t believe it.
Those who watched the interview criticized Sugar for his comments, with many pointing to it as an example of why they will no longer tune into the news channel.
“They lost me when they asked Alan Sugar to discuss the validity of Meghan Markle’s mental health issues. Really..? One angry viewer wrote, another calling the channel “really horrible”.
“Interview with Alan Sugar about a car accident,” they added. “Desperately trying to make a negative comment on Meghan, every sentence mentions awakening, liberal, left and elite. What a total shower of shit. “
Another viewer tweeted: ‘Turn on GB News just so a peek will be greeted by Alan Sugar saying Meghan Markle was lying about her mental health issues to a washed up elder. Soleil journalist. I turned off. “
In the same interview, Sugar awkwardly called Wootton for asking him a “bloody stupid question”.