Piers Morgan has revealed how former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson reached out as a storm grew online following his comments about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain.
Piers, 55, admits that he only knew how things were spiralling out of control when Clarkson, his former enemy, sent him a message of support.
Writing in his new Mail On Sunday column, Susanna Reid's co-star has detailed a diary style account of the fateful week which saw him leave GMB after refusing to apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle.
Piers penned: "As I mused over this conundrum, GMB's ratings for yesterday came in and were the highest in our history, breaking a new record we set only last week.
"The show's on fire, in every sense. But the flames are now raging uncontrollably towards me.
"To compound my growing twitchiness, I got a text from my old foe Jeremy Clarkson that read: 'I am completely on your side.'"
Piers added: "Oh s***. This must be more serious than I thought.
"Mid-afternoon, Kevin Lygo, ITV's Director of Television, who I'd spoken to several times since yesterday, rang to say we were now 'on the cliff edge' and either I apologised, or I would have to leave GMB."
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Piers quit Good Morning Britain at the start of the month after a live TV clash with Alex Beresford.
Piers, 55, ended up storming off GMB after the bitter row escalated in front of the nation.
Piers, who has made no secret of his displeasure for Prince Harry's wife, said he doesn't believe a word the former Suits actress said during her Oprah tell-all, adding he wanted more context on the alleged racist comment made about her then unborn baby's skin.
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Alex insisted that the comment was wrong and should never be downplayed.
The incident resulted in over 57,000 official complaints to Ofcom – the highest since records began for a single event.
Meghan Markle was amongst the thousands of angry viewers.
She also lodged an official complained with the CEO of ITV about Piers comments – something he says he wasn't aware of at the time.
- Good Morning Britain
- Jeremy Clarkson
- Meghan Markle
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