“But let me just state in the record my position on mental illness and suicide.
“Obviously, these are very serious things and should be taken very seriously, and if someone feels this way, they should get the treatment and help they need every time.”
However, when Alex challenged his remarks, it seemed to be the last straw for the show’s six-year host, breaking into the set.
The weatherman, who has a white mother and a Guyanese father, felt strongly about Pierce’s attitude toward Meghan after she expressed her experience with racism in the UK during her interview with Oprah, telling him, “This is absolutely diabolical behaviour.”
Pierce later submitted his resignation, with ETV in a statement confirming that they had “accepted this decision” and the star later said he had “no regrets” about his comments to the Duchess.