PIERS Morgan has insisted he held Andrew Tate’s “feet to the fire” as he teased his upcoming bombshell interview with the Tate brothers.
Piers last interviewed the disgraced influencer in December 2022 for Piers Morgan Uncensored, just eight days before Tate’s arrest.
Piers Morgan has interviewed Tate brothers Tristan and Andrew, pictured right[/caption]
Piers insisted he held Andrew Tate’s ‘feet to the fire’ as he teased his upcoming bombshell interview[/caption]
But the pair, who have dual US and British nationality, have now been formally charged.
They are awaiting trial in Romania on charges of human trafficking and forming a criminal gang to exploit women – allegations they deny.
Piers’ world exclusive interview with the brothers will air on TalkTV tonight at 8pm.
When asked how he balanced holding his interviewee to account without platforming them, Piers told TalkTV’s Talk Today: “I think with these kind of characters, the more light you shine on, the better actually – the more you hold their feet to the fire a bit.
“I told them, ‘I’m not here to be judge and jury on the very serious offences you’ve been charged with.’
“I push him quite hard on stuff where he tries to say ‘I’ve been sarcastic there’, well do you mean it or not?”
Piers added he doesn’t know if Tate is “as bad as these charges suggest he is” or if it is all part of an act.
He also mentioned rumours about the Tate brothers possibly getting their seized possessions back, such as their ultra-lux cars and homes.
In an explosive promo for the interview, Tate is seen screaming about being “coerced into this interview” before a stunned Piers challenges him, saying: “You weren’t coerced into this interview”.
Tate initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance on Big Brother.
Tate then built up an image that appealed to teenage boys – creating an online empire that made him one of the most searched people on Google.
Masquerading as lifestyle advice, much of the content is considered highly sexist and is seen as promoting violence against women.
His influence has had a worrying spread amongst young men and boys, with one UK MP saying he is “brainwashing” children.
The two brothers are awaiting trial in Romania on charges of human trafficking and organised crime – allegations they deny[/caption]