Walker and Morgan had a Twitter spat ongoing yesterday following on from Morgan’s much-criticised performance on ITV’s flagship breakfast show. It appeared to escalate after his co-anchor Louise Minchin posted a selfie of the pair of them on the signature tangerine sofa.
Walker received no reply from Morgan after he tweeted, “I hope my boss would have dragged me offset if I’d used my platform - on national TV - to tell a pregnant woman, speaking openly about suicidal thoughts, that I didn’t believe a word she said”.
This discussion came after Piers Morgan faced criticism for a number of issues. These included but were not limited to, publically decrying Meghan Markle’s suicidal feelings, speaking over numerous Black women when they tried to talk about experiencing racism and sexually harassing his colleague Charlotte Hawkins.
Morgan’s most notable bad behaviour was storming off the Good Morning Britain set after Alex Beresford told him he found his tirades tedious about the Duchess of Sussex, who according to Morgan “ghosted” him after she met Harry.
He asked Morgan, “Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has and yet you continue to trash her,” following Morgan to run off the set.
Walker presents the rival programme BBC Breakfast alongside figures like Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.
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