Alex Beresford apologises to his son after BEATBOXING the weather in Good Morning Britain return
ALEX Beresford has apologised to his son after BEATBOXING the weather as he made his Good Morning Britain return today.
The 40-year-old star made his comeback on the ITV breakfast show – 10 days after his fiery on-air clash with Piers Morgan.
He was presenting the weather while Sean Fletcher took on the news, and Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins hosted the main show.
The group launched into attempts at beatboxing after being left tickled by a viral video of a cockatoo in the US seamlessly imitating the sound.
Charlotte left the others shocked with her attempt, and before long Alex showed them all how it was done.
He briefly beatboxed as an example, before Kate asked him to do it again as he updated viewers on today’s weather – and Alex was happy to oblige.
He left his co-stars thoroughly impressed with his efforts, but later appeared to be a little bit worried that he may have been an embarrassing dad to 11-year-old son Cruz.
Taking to his Twitter page, Alex retweeted GMB’s video of him, adding: “Just like to say sorry to my son ”
But it appears that the presenter had nothing to worry about, with one fan assuring: “It’s good for kids to see their parents can be silly in public!”
Another added: “At least you had a go!”
The star shares Cruz with ex-wife Natalie, who he split from at the end of 2019.
Kate said that it was “lovely” to have Alex back in the studio earlier today, although his and Piers’ dramatic clash was not mentioned.
Alex was praised around the globe for confronting the TV presenter for comments he’d made about Meghan Markle, becoming an overnight sensation in the US.
Piers sensationally stormed off set as Alex criticised his coverage of Meghan and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview.
He confronted his then co-star on comments made about Meghan Markle[/caption]
Addressing his co-star’s personal grudge with Meghan, Alex calmly: “I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle, you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this programme.
“I understand you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off… She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to.
“Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”
And the remark hit a nerve, with Piers dramatically standing up and saying: “Okay, I’m done with this”, as he made his way to the studio exit.
He was off-screen for almost 20 minutes, and tensions quickly grew again when the debate continued later on in the programme – with Alex repeatedly insisting that he wasn’t accusing Piers of being racist.
That evening, ITV confirmed in a statement that Piers would not be returning to Good Morning Britain – with his comments on Monday’s show also receiving criticism from lead mental health charity Mind for dismissing the Duchess’ mental health battle.
Alex released an emotional statement two days later, saying that he never wanted Piers to quit the programme, he just wanted him to “listen”.
A clip from the clash went viral online, and caused a storm stateside as well as here in the UK.
Culture columnist and critic Mary McNamara wrote in The Los Angeles Times: “He’s the guy who came out of nowhere to say what many were thinking, the Good Morning Britain weather presenter who decided he could not remain silent while a woman was repeatedly getting torn down.
“Even if speaking out meant facing a senior colleague’s on-air wrath.”
Alex became an overnight sensation after the clip went viral[/caption]
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She added: “But for Beresford to highlight the rift on-camera was remarkably brave… As a person of color, it is understandable that he, like [Trisha] Goddard, would have a hard time remaining silent when Morgan accused the duke and duchess of crying ‘racism’ where none existed.”
Yanks have also been praising Alex online, gushing about him on social media now that he is on their radar.
But it’s not just Americans who have developed a new love for Alex following the dramatic scenes, with UK viewers stunned to learn “what’s under his suit” after finding his hunky fitness snaps on Instagram.
Alex had not been back on Good Morning Britain since the row on Tuesday [9 March], but this wasn’t too unusual as he has never been a daily fixture on the show.
Alicia Adendorff is a reporter for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.