Katie Price backs pal Piers Morgan after he quits GMB saying 'everyone is allowed freedom of speech'March 10, 2021
KATIE Price has backed her pal Piers Morgan and defended his right to "freedom of speech".
The reality star said she likes Piers and knows him off-screen but admits he "rubs people up the wrong way" and should "take it on the chin back".
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"Everyone is allowed freedom of speech," she said on Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4 today.
"I like Piers, I know him off telly, I like the man.
"But also, when he’s on telly, he does say things.
"He rubs people up the wrong way, and the thing is if you give an opinion and people don’t like it, you’ve got to expect to take it on the chin back."
Piers shocked fans by dramatically leaving Good Morning Britain last night after senior execs told him to say sorry on air following his heated clash with the show’s weatherman Alex Beresford over the Duchess of Sussex.
But Piers said he was not willing to apologise and walked – bringing an immediate end to his six-year stint on the morning show.
"This is such a grey area because there’s so many lovers of the royals," Katie continued.
"And some people might not be… like my sister she’s so into the history of the royals and she loves the royal family, and her view is different to my view.
"We’ve all got different views you see, but the mental health stuff in it – I thought she was quite genuine.
"I know she’s an actress and stuff so you know she might be acting but I didn’t come away hating her or anything like that.
"I just respected what they said but at the end of the day, none of us are going to know the truth."
Katie said that watching the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, she could "relate" to the royals' concerns over their privacy.
"I could relate in a lot of ways, when you put yourself in the public eye like I have on reality shows you do have to expect they will turn up and take pictures of you," she said.
"But when you’re at home I think you should be able to have some privacy.
"I’ve had drones go over the property, they wait at the end of your drive way and hide in the bushes.
"Well I never saw the cameras so to me that’s like stalking.
"It’s frustrating and it can cause you mental anxiety."
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