Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford returns to show after Piers Morgan row

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Good Morning Britain's weatherman Alex Beresford has returned to the hit ITV show for the first time since his infamous row with Piers Morgan lead to the former newspaper host quitting the programme 10 days ago.

Clearly in a good mood, Alex playfully showed off his beatboxing skills with Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway as they woke up the nation.

Despite calls for Alex to replace Piers after their TV showdown, Alex was only on the show in his usual weather presenter capacity and not as a main co-host.

Last week Piers, 55, stormed off GMB after becoming embroiled in a heated debate with Alex over his comments about the Duchess of Sussex about Meghan Markle following her two hour tell all with Oprah Winfrey.

Piers, who has made no secret of his displeasure for Prince Harry's wife, said he doesn't believe a word the former Suits actress said – adding he wanted more context on the alleged racist comment made about her then unborn baby's skin.

Meanwhile, Alex strongly argued that her comments should never be downplayed – especially those around race.

Piers' comments lead to a record 57,000 Ofcom complaints, including one from Meghan Markle herself.

After being dragged into a meeting with ITV bosses, Piers was asked to make a live TV apology.

He refused and quit the show arguing he was fighting for free speech.

In a statement posted to Twitter last Thursday, Alex said: "There is so much that could be said. Piers' departure sincerely wasn't the conclusion I was hoping for.

"Over the last few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

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"We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

"I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It's sad that we weren't able to get there, but challenging his opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.

"I didn't want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.

"Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He's given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!"

Alex's row with Piers has helped him pick up press in America.

Meghan's friend Gayle King used her SiriusXM radio show on Thursday to mock Piers and praise Alex.

She said: "Piers Morgan is no longer with a job.

"He stormed off the air after saying that I don't believe that she had mental illness, I don't believe she was suicidal.

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"They got over 41,000 calls of people weighing in to say that is not OK, that is not cool.

"And by the next day, he was out of a job. He said he resigned. I find that a little hard to believe when you had 41,000 calls."

She added of Alex: "And kudos to his co-anchor, they said it was the weather guy.

"I wonder if he was the weather guy, but they described him as a weather guy, who spoke out and really let Piers have it on the air, and then Piers stormed off, and now Piers is no longer on the air there."

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