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Morgan challenges Wills to a debate on trophy hunting

By Helen Pye

Published 15/04/2016

NI-born television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford arrives at the Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards
NI-born television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford arrives at the Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards
Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan has called on the Duke of Cambridge to go on Good Morning Britain and defend his support of trophy hunting.

Morgan criticised William on the show on Wednesday over comments the Duke made to ITV News suggesting that there was "a place for commercial hunting in Africa, as there is around the world".

On Thursday Morgan said he would like to challenge him in person.

Speaking at the Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards, the broadcaster added: "I'd have William and Harry on the sofa. I'd love to talk to William because somehow he's got to square off this round peg of wanting to be the face of conservation but also encouraging trophy hunting, which is the most sickening form of brutality to animals imaginable.

"For our future king to be aligning himself to trophy hunters - and we saw Prince Harry doing it (posing) with a water buffalo, and also he's the face of wildlife conservation - you can't be grinning next to corpses of big beasts you've nailed and then allow big trophy hunters to put them on their new wall. You can't do both.

"If it falls to me as one of their loyal and obedient subjects to point out the inconsistency, I will."

Also attending the awards ceremony were Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton, his wife Karen and Gloria Hunniford.

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