BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker puts Piers Morgan in his place in Meghan Markle ratings spat

Dan Walker's clap back to Piers Morgan
Dan Walker hit back at Piers Morgan (Picture: BBC/Rex)

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker served Piers Morgan a savage clap back after they butted heads on social media over Meghan Markle and ratings.

It all kicked off when Dan poked fun at the Good Morning Britain presenter storming out of the studio after clashing with Alex Beresford over his criticism of Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Sharing a picture of himself and his co-host Louise Minchen on Twitter, the presenter wrote: ‘This was taken a few seconds before I stormed off set because Carol said it was going to be chilly this weekend.’

Coming across the tweet, Piers responded: ‘I’m surprised BBC bosses didn’t storm in and drag you off set after yesterday’s ratings came in.’

But Dan had the final say.

‘Congratulations on your ratings [clapping hands emoji],’ Dan penned. ‘Ours were good too.

‘In other news… I hope my boss would have dragged me off set 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.’

On today’s Good Morning Britain, Piers clarified his position on mental illness and suicide after he was widely criticised, saying: ‘If somebody is feeling that way, they should get the treatment and help they need every time.

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‘If they belong to an institution like the royal family, and they go and seek that help, they should absolutely be given it.

‘It’s not for me to question whether she felt suicidal. I wasn’t in her mind and that’s for her to say.

‘My real concern was a disbelief, frankly, and I’m prepared to be proven wrong on this, and if I’m wrong, it’s a scandal, that she went to a senior member of the royal household, told them she was suicidal, and was told she could not have any help because it would be a bad look for the family.

This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. ???Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special??? airs March 7. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey (Picture: Getty)

‘If that is true, A) that person, if they’re still there, should be fired, and B) the royal family have serious questions to be answered about how they handled it.’

Piers’ comments came after he implied on Monday’s show that he didn’t believe Meghan over her remarks on her mental health.

‘Who did you go to?’ he said. ‘What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle.

‘I wouldn’t believe it if she read me weather report. The fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our Royal family I think is contemptible.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 

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