Piers Morgan lashes out at ‘ex-TV wife’ Susanna Reid with dig at new replacement

Piers Morgan has taken another swipe at his "ex-TV wife" Susanna Reid as he was replaced in the studio this week by Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell.

The 56-year-old controversy-sparking presenter famously stomped off the Good Morning Britain set live on-air back in March after a row over Meghan Markle with weather presenter Alex Beresford.

He has long since insisted that he believes the Duchess of Sussex is ‘lying’ about her assertions that she was suicidal, and that her son Archie was denied a title due to his skin colour.

But Alex and Susanna hit back at Piers on the show, with 50-year-old Susanna branding his reaction "pathetic".

He officially quit the show later that day, with both him and ITV agreeing to part ways – but he has since spoken out that he regrets his epic strop.

His latest temporary replacement is ex-Labour spokesman Alastair Campbell, who has joined Susanna to host the show during Mental Health Awareness Week.

In an advert leading up to Alastair’s first appearance, Susanna dubbed him "someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate".

But Piers couldn’t resist taking a pop at her in his latest diatribe.

"My ex-TV wife Susanna Reid told viewers her new partner was ‘someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate, tackle the big issues and speak in a language that real people understand," he wrote for his latest Mail Online column.

"Hmm, that sounds familiar! Then GMB’s Twitter account urged Campbell: ‘Welcome to the team! We can’t wait for some fiery debates, don’t hold back!’ Hmm, again.

"Given the manner of my departure, this seems extremely unwise advice…

"I’ve known Alastair for donkey’s years and, despite numerous bust-ups, always got on well with him. He’s also a properly trained and very experienced journalist, which I think every news show presenter should be. So, I wish him well."

But Piers added that he found it funny that he “had to leave” the show for refusing to apologise over his comments about Meghan, despite Alastair’s lack of apology for “spinning us into an illegal war that cost more than a million lives”, in reference to the Iraq war.

Alastair was on Tony Blair’s team when the former Prime Minister entered the UK into the war.

A later inquiry found that his government declared war on evidence that turned out to be false.

On Tuesday’s programme, Susanna raised her own qualms about the war with Alastair as they grilled former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow over his claims that Boris Johnson has ‘lied’ more than any Prime Minister in history.

"Sorry, I just need to interrupt because people will be screaming what about Alastair, when Tony Blair told us about the reasons for going into war in Iraq and those turned out not to be the case," Susanna said during the segment.

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"People will assume that there are things said in Parliament or by politicians that every often turn out not to be true."

Alastair disputed her words, insisting: "Let me answer it, six inquiries none have found him, or for that matter me [guilty] and as you know, this is my point about this whole lying business, we get attacked over lies that were not told 18 years on.

"[Johnson] can say something that isn’t true in Parliament a week ago and it’s already forgotten."

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