Piers Morgan has denied that a guest on his “uncensored” show was asked not to be “too personal” about his history with Meghan Markle.
The Talk TV presenter went for a pub drink with the Duchess of Sussex shortly before she met Prince Harry in 2016.
However, he later told RTÉ The latest late demo that Meghan had “ghosted” him, leading some to speculate that his repeatedly hostile comments about her are the product of bitterness.
Comedian Kate Smurthwaite said that she planned to present this narrative after she was invited to Piers Morgan Uncensored, but that the producers tried to talk her out of it.
writing on the daily mirror, he said: “They didn’t want it to get ‘too personal’ with Morgan. They didn’t want her to criticize or try to explain away her ‘vindictive obsession’ with her.
“The main thing they didn’t want me to say was, ‘You know no matter how many hours you spend fucking with her, she’s still not going to do it with you?’ Real. Funny. Perceptive. What could not love her? “
However, Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: “Just checked and no one tried to censor you, we don’t censor guests, that’s the whole point of the show.”
Smurthwaite described how a producer called her to confirm what topics would be discussed on the show and to get her input on them.
She wrote, “After their morning meeting, I also received a confirmation call. They were anxious to have me.
“The only thing was…they would like me not to mention a couple of things that I had said in our earlier conversation. A remarkable request for a program that is literally called ‘uncensored’.
“You’re probably wondering what they didn’t want me to say. The subject under discussion was Meghan Markle. That’s what most of her shows are about in case, like 99.9% of the British public, you weren’t watching it.”
Smurthwaite’s appearance on the show went ahead and she posted on Twitter about meeting Joan Collins in the green room.
She added: “If, as he later claimed on Twitter, there was no effort to censor me, I wouldn’t have been warned beforehand by his producers not to get ‘too personal’ with Piers when discussing the subject of Meghan.
“I would like to talk about your childhood obsession with Markle. And then while I’m talking about it, her nasty attitude towards other celebrities and the way the right-wing media will scream censorship when it suits them and engage in the exact same thing when it doesn’t suit them.”
She’s not the first person to reference Morgan’s brief run-in with the royals she spends so much time criticizing.
In fact, he walked off the set during Good Morning Britain after presenter Alex Beresford made reference to the saga.
The TV weatherman said: “And I understand that you have a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or you had one and she cut you off.
He has the right to cut you off if he wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she did, but you still continue to destroy her…”
Morgan responded, “Okay, I’m done with this.” He then got up from his host desk and left.
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