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Piers Morgan to lift lid on battle with Meghan Markle and war against ‘cancel culture’ on 60 Minutes

Piers Morgan is set to detail his war with rebel Royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry when he’s grilled for the first time on Australian television by Karl Stefanovic.

Daily Mail Australia’s editor-at-large will also delve into his ongoing rebellion against cancel culture when he meets Stefanovic – Australia’s most prominent television interviewer – on 60 Minutes for an exclusive one-on-one interview.

A clip from what’s set to be a compelling interview shows Morgan calling Meghan a liar – and says she even personally complained to his boss before he was sensationally fired from the British breakfast television station he led to the top of the breakfast ratings. 

Morgan also launches a fresh assault on that same cancel culture that saw him booted from British TV screens following an on-air row about the young Royal outcasts.   

Daily Mail Australia’s Piers Morgan will this Sunday be grilled by Karl Stefanovic on Nine’s 60 Minutes – and it’s set to throw new fuel onto his fiery blazing row with the rebel Royals (above)

Morgan was famously sacked from Good Morning Britain in the UK after a live war of words with the show’s weatherman Alex Beresford over Harry and Meghan.

But now the bestselling author of ‘Wake Up: Why the World has Gone Nuts’ has vowed revenge on the couple – and the ‘woke’ goody two-shoes-types who got him sacked.

Recalling Ms Markle’s claim that she and Harry were secretly married three days before the official ceremony, he fires up in the interview: ‘They were downright lies.

‘I don’t believe a word she says. That [ceremony] would make the Archbishop of Canterbury a criminal.’

Piers Morgan (above)  launches a fresh attack on the cancel culture that saw him booted off UK TV screens following an on-air row about the young Royal outcasts.

Piers Morgan (above)  launches a fresh attack on the cancel culture that saw him booted off UK TV screens following an on-air row about the young Royal outcasts.

One of Piers Morgan's biggest critics in Australia has been Karl Stefanovic who has furiously defended the young couple against Morgan's attacks

One of Piers Morgan’s biggest critics in Australia has been Karl Stefanovic who has furiously defended the young couple against Morgan’s attacks

He’s been a constant critic of Ms Markle since he says she ‘ghosted him and their friendship’ as soon as she met Prince Harry.

Ironically, one of his biggest critics in Australia has been Stefanovic himself, who has previously furiously defended the young couple against Morgan’s attacks.

In 2018, he attacked Morgan for comments during the Royal couple’s tour of Australia, when the former newspaper editor questioned her alienation from her family and accused of her just acting like she was in love.

‘I’ve got something to say about that,’ said Stefanovic at the time. ‘I think that’s disgraceful. I think she is an amazing, amazing woman.

‘I think she is doing her very best at the moment, and she’s got a lot on her plate. She’s doing it so beautifully – she’s such a great export for Great Britain.’

Talking about Morgan, he demanded: ‘I mean, what is that guy on? He’s lost the plot completely.

‘I don’t know how his poor co-host puts up with it. Imagine putting up with a dude like that who is so up himself and so egotistical that he would assume to say those things about her.

‘It’s disgusting. You wouldn’t put up with it. He needs to go. He’s off the mark here.’

In Sunday night’s TV confrontation, Stefanovic meets Morgan on television again, branding Morgan ‘just an angry old man’ – sparking laughter from the media veteran.

In Sunday night's TV confrontation, Stefanovic continues the feud and brands Morgan 'just an angry old man' - sparking laughter from the media veteran (above)

In Sunday night’s TV confrontation, Stefanovic continues the feud and brands Morgan ‘just an angry old man’ – sparking laughter from the media veteran (above)

In a preview for this weekend's show, Piers Morgan brands the American actress a liar, and says Meghan Markle personally complained to his boss before he was sensationally fired

In a preview for this weekend’s show, Piers Morgan brands the American actress a liar, and says Meghan Markle personally complained to his boss before he was sensationally fired

Morgan hits back to insist: ‘Freedom of speech is actually more important than the Meghan Markle debacle.

‘Who are these ‘woke’ people marching around like they are Kim Jong-un with a dash of Vladimir Putin.

‘Come on everybody, take a chill pill.’

But Stefanovic retorts: ‘Are you going to take one?’ 

Morgan also cheekily quipped Australian viewers would prefer him to host Nine’s Today show than Stefanovic.

But despite their differences over the Royals, insiders say the pair got on well during the 45 minute interview, with Stefanovic in Sydney and Morgan near his home in Kensington, London.

‘It is fair to say there were surprisingly few fireworks,’ said one of the production crew. ‘It seems these two aren’t miles apart on this topic.

‘If anything there were more fireworks about cricket, with plenty of trash talk pre-interview about who was going to win the Ashes in December… Australia or England.’

The insider added: ‘Piers said the one Australian he wants to cancel is Steve Smith before The Ashes.

‘And Piers was also winding Karl up saying now he was sure that now he is free, people would prefer to see him host the Today Show.’

Daily Mail Australia’s Piers Morgan is interviewed exclusively by Karl Stefanovic on 60 Minutes on Channel Nine at 8.30pm (AEDT)

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