Controversial TV host Piers Morgan has been called "a c***" on live TV.
The former Good Morning Britain host clashed with guest Jame, a trans activist at the Manchester Trans Rise Up protest.
Jame was appearing on Morgan's Uncensored show, and took offence when Morgan said he had "always supported trans rights".
Jame, whose face was concealed by a black face mask and sunglasses, hit back saying: “That’s bulls***, bro.”
"You can say ‘bulls***, bro’ and you’re entitled to. It’s an uncensored show and you’ve just proven it," Morgan responds.
After an ugly back-and-forth between the two, Jame unleashed after Morgan said he thought it was "very unfair" trans women being allowed to compete against "female biological bodies".
“Piers, shut up, bro. Do you understand that a majority of women athletes do not give a s*** about trans women in sports?" Jame asked.
Morgan responded: “You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you transphobic. If you keep swearing I’ll have to cut you off... I’ve explained my position, what is your problem with my position?”
“I don’t really know. I’m going to leave the interview, now. I kind of only came on here because I thought it would be kind of funny.
"But I wanted to say you’re a c***.”
Morgan immediately apologised to viewers, describing Jame as "a complete idiot".
He later sarcastically tweeted he'd had a "really enjoyable night" after the incident and his football team Arsenal's defeat.
There were violent scenes between trans activists and those supporting women's rights in Manchester, as two separate groups held protests in front of the statue of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.
Morgan's ratings dwindle
Morgan, who for years has been a prominent media personality known for his divisive views, quit ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain in March 2021 over comments he made about Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He launched new show Uncensored in April, which airs on the new Rupert Murdoch-owned network TalkTV, and has seen ratings plummet since the debut episode, which was watched by an average of 317,000 viewers.
Viewing figures dropped to an average of 62,000 viewers just a week later – an 80 per cent fall.
- With Yahoo UK
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