Watch: Piers Morgan says Nigel Farage sabotaged his Trump interview
Piers Morgan has accused Nigel Farage of attempting to sabotage his interview with Donald Trump.
Appearing on Times Radio to promote his new talk show Piers Morgan Uncensored, the former Britain's Got Talent judge said Farage presented Trump with a dossier listing negative things Morgan had said about him.
Detailing the events of the interview, Morgan said: "Eight minutes before we start I got a visitation from Trump's people... The president's just been sent this three page document of things you've said about him in the last year."
He continued by laying the blame on former UKIP leader Nigel Farage: "It turned out Nigel Farage had dinner at Mar a Lago three days before."
Morgan added that, despite having good relations with Farage, the former UKIP leader still took the time to draw up a dossier for Trump: "This is a guy who then hears I've got one [an interview with Trump], goes back to London and sends Trump a three page dossier of all the worst things I've said about him."
Morgan also revealed that Trump had unfollowed him on Twitter after he told him to stop spreading misinformation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said that Farage's dossier created a 'fractious atmosphere' for the interview that eventually ended when Trump stormed off. The former president has denied walking out of the interview and said the clip of him doing so was 'doctored'.
Last week Farage confirmed he'd sent a document to the former US President, which contained information on Morgan.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Farage recalled telling the Trump that Morgan had “gone around boasting in the UK media” that he was his friend while also “stitching you up”.
He claimed to have told Trump: “If you do this interview, here is the truth,” before handing him the dossier.
Farage added: “Trump clearly was extremely displeased. The interview, because of that, wasn’t quite the friendliest it ever could have been.”
Responding to Farage, Morgan tweeted: “Actually, Nigel, the only stitching up was done by you when you sent him that dossier of my criticisms (which I stand by) in a pathetic attempt to ruin my Trump interview.”
Morgan's interview with Trump will be his television return since he walked off Good Morning Britain last year after a row with weatherman Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle.
The interview is set to air tonight (25 May) with the launch of Talk TV which will start airing at 7pm.
The first show on the network will be The News Desk hosted by Tom Newton-Dunn with Morgan's return following an hour later.
Other high profile presenters to have been signed up by the Rupert Murdoch-backed network include Jeremy Kyle, Sharon Osbourne and Julia Hartley-Brewer.
Watch a preview of Piers Morgan's interview with Donald Trump