Piers Morgan Addresses Claims Guest Was Told Of What Not To Say On His ‘Uncensored’ Show

Piers Morgan has dismissed claims that a guest on his supposedly “Uncensored” show was briefed by producers on what not to say on the air.

Earlier this week, the divisive host was joined by comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite for a discussion on one of Piers’ favorite topics (yes, that would be the Duchess of Sussex).

However, after her segment on Piers Morgan Uncensored aired, Kate said her appearance on the show wasn’t as uncensored as the name suggested.

She tweeted Thursday night: “Today in #MyLifeIsWeird I’m in the green room for Piers Morgan UNCENSORED (the producer just told me not to say at least three things NOT to say on the air LOL #ActuallyCensored) when the other guy arrives who will be attending for the second half of the show. It’s JOAN COLLINS…”

Piers soon disputed this version of events, tweeting back 45 minutes later, “I just checked and no one tried to censor you – we don’t censor guests, that’s the point of the show.”

“Yes I was,” Kate replied. “Great, turn me back on and I’ll say all the things I wasn’t supposed to say.”

In a follow-up column in The Mirror, Kate claimed:The producer marked the box on my calendar last week and called in the morning to let me know what topics would be discussed and what my thoughts were. Standard operating procedure.

“After their morning meeting, I also had a confirmation call. They were looking forward to having me. The only thing was… they wanted me not to mention a few things I’d said in our earlier conversation. A remarkable request for a show that is literally called ‘uncensored’.”

She continued: “They didn’t want me to get ‘too personal’ with Morgan. They didn’t want me to criticize or try to explain his “vengeful obsession” with… [Meghan Markle]†

“The main thing they didn’t want me to say was, ‘You know no matter how many hours you spend butchering her, she still won’t fuck you?’ WHERE. Funny. Insightful. What is there not to love?”

Kate Smurthwaite on stage

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Referring to Piers’ tweet, Kate added: “If, as he later claimed on Twitter, there had been no attempt to censor me, his producers would not have warned me in advance not to get ‘too personal’ with Piers. become the subject of Meghan.

“I’d like to talk about his childish obsession with Markle. And while I’m on the subject, his nasty attitude towards other celebrities and the way the right-wing media screams censorship when it suits them and participates in the exact same thing when it doesn’t. I have enough to say.”

HuffPost UK has contacted Talk TV for comment.

Piers at the TRIC Awards last year
Piers at the TRIC Awards last year

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Piers Morgan Uncensored debuted last month with a much-discussed interview with former US President Donald Trump.

In the weeks since its launch, reports have claimed that: ratings for Piers’ show have taken a nosedivewith other programs on Talk TV reportedly not including an audience at all at some points

Amid reports of struggling ratings on Talk TV, Piers tweeted before: “Linear TV [is] increasingly irrelevant [compared] total potential for a global show like this, especially with younger viewers who don’t really watch TV anymore.”

However, this somewhat contradicts what he said repeatedly during his tenure on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, when he often teased BBC rival Dan Walker about their respective ratings

Piers Morgan Uncensored certainly lived up to its name last month, when an interviewee dropped the C-bomb live in the air while referencing the divisive host.

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