PIERS Morgan has insisted his storming-off Good Morning Britain today wasn't a stunt – opening up on the "family tensions" on the daytime hit.
The 55-year-old star stunned viewers this morning when he marched off the set during a debate about Meghan Markle with weatherman Alex Beresford.
Accused of doing staging the walk-out for ratings by a follower on Twitter, Piers insisted: "No, it was real.
"But the debate that followed was very strong, so worth a bit of @GMB family tension."
And when ITV reporter Chris Ship suggested he could dish out criticism but not take it, he replied: "Sure. I just prefer not to sit there listening to colleagues call me diabolical."
Piers stormed off GMB today after coming under fire from co-star Alex, 40, following a disagreement over Meghan Markle that started on Twitter.
But Piers refused to listen, eventually snapping and saying: "I'm not having this" as he left the set.
Alex had told him: "I understand that you don't like Meghan Markle, you've made it so clear a number of times on this programme.
"I understand you've got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off… She's entitled to cut you off if she wants to.
"Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has, but yet you continue to trash her."
Piers and Meghan famously went for a drink in June 2016, around the time that she started dating Prince Harry, but he claims he never heard from her again.
Alex's remark clearly hit a nerve, with Piers dramatically standing up and saying: "Okay, I'm done with this."
Making his way to the studio exit, he continued: "Sorry, see you later, I can't do this."
Exasperated Alex responded: "Absolutely diabolical behaviour, I'm sorry but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit here and listen."
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