Piers Morgan Uncensored: The most memorable moments of 2023

Sunday December 31 2023

Continuing to be at the epicentre of the biggest stories of our times, Piers Morgan has had a memorable year.

From shining a light on both of sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict to challenging politicians and wokery in all its forms, lets countdown the most memorable Piers Morgan Uncensored moments of the year 2023.

The Piers Morgan Uncensored YouTube channel has become the fastest-growing current affairs channel in the world, amassing almost half a billion views in the last year.

5) Piers Morgan vs Luis Rubiales

As Spain lifted the Women's World Cup, Head of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales was caught on camera kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the team's celebrations with the trophy.

Ms Hermoso would later say the kiss was not consensual leading to a number of high profile figures from the footballing world and feminist organisations alike to call for Mr Rubiales's resignation.

In a TalkTV exclusive interview, Mr Rubiales would sensationally announce his departure from football, explaining that public pressure had made him unable to continue his work.

Speaking to Piers, Mr Rubiales said: "About my resignation – yes, I am going to do it. Of course, I cannot continue my work.

"My father, my daughters, I spoke with them… and some friends very close to me, and they say to me ‘Luis, now you have to focus on your dignity and to continue your life, because if not you are going to damage people you love."

4) Piers Morgan vs Jeremy Corbyn

In the aftermath of the October 7th attacks by Palestinian militia group Hamas which according to IDF (Israeli Defence Force) figures killed 695 Israeli civilians, Piers sat down with former Labour leader and outspoken pro-Palestine campaigner Jeremy Corbyn to discuss the conflict.

The Islington North MP was invited to condemn Hamas a grand total of 38 times as he continued to deny any affiliation with the group despite having previously called them "friends".

Piers would later be praised for his combative interview style as a visibly frustrated Corbyn found himself unable to evade the host's "telling" line of questioning.

The host would exclaim: "You are refusing to answer my questions, that is very telling and you wonder with why people think you had a problem with Jewish people?”

3) Piers Morgan vs Andrew Tate

Following up on the pair's viral interview from 2022, Andrew Tate would appear again on Piers Morgan Uncensored to discuss his arrest in Romania and time spent in prison with brother Tristan.

The controversial influencer would also speak on his conversion to Islam and outspoken support for the Palestinian cause at the onset of the Israel-Hamas war.

Mr Tate and his brother were arrested by Romanian authorities in December 2022 charged with rape, human trafficking and forming an organised crime group, allegations which they both deny.

Mr Tate confided in Piers: "Romanian prison is exactly as bad as people would expect it to be. Luckily, it was in the winter, so the cockroaches were not too bad."

Pressed on whether he ever became emotional in jail, Mr Tate conceded he shed tears, but did not "cry".

“I am an emotional man," he said. "I think men are hyper emotional, we just have to control it. There were tears that ran down my face, but I did not cry."

2) Piers Morgan tells audience the names of the Royals accused of racism in Omid Scobie's Endgame

As Dutch translations of Omid Scobie's Endgame hit shelves and revealed the names of the Royals alleged to have raised concerns about the skin colour of baby Archie, Piers would determine it was in the British public's interest to know the identities of those accused.

Journalist Omid Scobie claimed he was unaware of how the names appeared in the Dutch translation of the book.

Piers poured cold water on whether the contested incident, first raised by Meghan Markle in her interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, ever actually occurred.

Piers would declare: "British people who pay for the Royal Family are entitled to know who appears in this Dutch translation. The Royals who are named in this book are King Charles and Catherine, Princess of Wales."

1) Piers Morgan vs Bassem Yousseff

The most talked about debate of the year, Piers and Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef's clash over the Israel-Hamas war accrued over 21 million views on YouTube.

Mr Youssef's nuanced and rye take on the conflict made for a remarkable interview, mixed with humour and tragedy in equal measure.

The comedian criticised pro-Israeli voices such as Ben Shapiro and offered a unique and tempered perspective into the historic ill treatment of the Palestinian people.

At one moment, Piers was unable to control the passion of his guest, having to remind Mr Youssef: "This is my show and not a monologue for you."

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