It was interesting to note the exact moment Piers Morgan decided he’d had enough on Good Morning Britain: when Alex Beresford reminded him that Meghan had ghosted him. If only he could learn to keep his vanity in check, he might have a bit more luck holding down a job.
Piers has often said it was his campaigning on gun control that cost him his CNN show in the States. True though that might be in a broad sense, it was really his ego that tripped him up.
In early 2013, someone filed a petition asking the White House to deport Piers Morgan for his “attack on the Second Amendment”. Always keen to make himself the centre of any story, Piers figured it would be a good wheeze to get the petition’s creator on his show and have it out with him, live.
Sadly for Piers, that person turned out to be Alex Jones: the then-little-known host of InfoWars. Within seconds, the ‘debate’ became a runaway train; a 15 minute, nationally-aired primetime tirade that Piers was absolutely helpless to stop, bleating “Alex… Alex…” while Jones ranted about tyranny and 1776, working in multiple promotions for his conspiracy website, before eventually challenging Piers to set up a boxing ring in the studio so the two of them could fistfight.
Even worse for him? This little stunt backfired during his (now ex-)boss’s first week.