Piers Morgan responds to Baby Reindeer's Real-Life Martha after she demands £1 million for interview

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By James Kay

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Piers Morgan has responded after the real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer demanded £1 million ($1.26 million) for their interview.

Baby Reindeer has taken Netflix, and now social media, by storm after the creepy series first dropped onto the streaming platform.

It comes from the brain of Richard Gadd, who portrays a version of himself in the show, and his experiences with sexual assault, and being stalked.

The series was created by Richard Gadd. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty

His stalker, named Martha in the show, is portrayed as a victim of a failed system and Gadd begged viewers not to track her down.

The internet is a ruthless place, however, and she was quickly discovered to be Fiona Harvey - and Piers Morgan saw a chance to interview her and jumped at it.

Harvey, hailing from Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, sparked headlines after her hour-long clash with the former Good Morning Britain host on his YouTube channel, where she candidly discussed allegations of stalking Gadd.

Watch Morgan discuss his interview below:


In his first interview after the exclusive chat, Morgan disclosed to Lorraine on her talk show that despite Harvey's dissatisfaction with the £250 offered for the interview, he stands firm on not offering more cash.

Lorraine opened the chat by discussing Harvey's demeanor and whether Morgan knew that she wanted more money.

"I do. And no, she's not going to get £1 million pounds, what she wants is an agent." He added: "When she came to the studio, she was actually relatively normal."

Responding to accusations that the interview was for 'clicks', Morgan defended: "Well, I have a YouTube channel called Piers Morgan Uncensored, and I want people to click on it! Yeah, shock horror!"

Gadd wanted to keep the identities of those involved a secret. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

It was previously reported that Harvey felt "used" by the show and was unhappy with the financial compensation that she received.

Morgan emphasized the significance of the Baby Reindeer saga, describing it as "one of the biggest things I've been involved in," while conceding that he believes that Harvey "did send those messages" but insisting on his fairness during the interview.

Reflecting on the interview's magnitude, Morgan confessed to being initially unaware of its scale, crediting his team for persuading him. Harvey, however, expressed discontent with Morgan's line of questioning, dubbing the interview a "sparring match."

The ethics of getting Harvey to participate in the interview remains a hot topic.


If you think appearing alongside Piers Morgan was bad, you'll probably be horrified to hear that a UK nightclub has announced that Harvey will be appearing there next Saturday.

Stating that her appearance on May 18 will be a "world exclusive," Kasbah Nightclub added: "She will be signing autographs, taking selfies and she may also take a lucky reindeer home to hang her curtains!"

The club was slammed for their insensitivity surrounding the subject.

Featured image credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty

Piers Morgan responds to Baby Reindeer's Real-Life Martha after she demands £1 million for interview

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Piers Morgan has responded after the real-life Martha from Baby Reindeer demanded £1 million ($1.26 million) for their interview.

Baby Reindeer has taken Netflix, and now social media, by storm after the creepy series first dropped onto the streaming platform.

It comes from the brain of Richard Gadd, who portrays a version of himself in the show, and his experiences with sexual assault, and being stalked.

The series was created by Richard Gadd. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty

His stalker, named Martha in the show, is portrayed as a victim of a failed system and Gadd begged viewers not to track her down.

The internet is a ruthless place, however, and she was quickly discovered to be Fiona Harvey - and Piers Morgan saw a chance to interview her and jumped at it.

Harvey, hailing from Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, sparked headlines after her hour-long clash with the former Good Morning Britain host on his YouTube channel, where she candidly discussed allegations of stalking Gadd.

Watch Morgan discuss his interview below:


In his first interview after the exclusive chat, Morgan disclosed to Lorraine on her talk show that despite Harvey's dissatisfaction with the £250 offered for the interview, he stands firm on not offering more cash.

Lorraine opened the chat by discussing Harvey's demeanor and whether Morgan knew that she wanted more money.

"I do. And no, she's not going to get £1 million pounds, what she wants is an agent." He added: "When she came to the studio, she was actually relatively normal."

Responding to accusations that the interview was for 'clicks', Morgan defended: "Well, I have a YouTube channel called Piers Morgan Uncensored, and I want people to click on it! Yeah, shock horror!"

Gadd wanted to keep the identities of those involved a secret. Credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

It was previously reported that Harvey felt "used" by the show and was unhappy with the financial compensation that she received.

Morgan emphasized the significance of the Baby Reindeer saga, describing it as "one of the biggest things I've been involved in," while conceding that he believes that Harvey "did send those messages" but insisting on his fairness during the interview.

Reflecting on the interview's magnitude, Morgan confessed to being initially unaware of its scale, crediting his team for persuading him. Harvey, however, expressed discontent with Morgan's line of questioning, dubbing the interview a "sparring match."

The ethics of getting Harvey to participate in the interview remains a hot topic.


If you think appearing alongside Piers Morgan was bad, you'll probably be horrified to hear that a UK nightclub has announced that Harvey will be appearing there next Saturday.

Stating that her appearance on May 18 will be a "world exclusive," Kasbah Nightclub added: "She will be signing autographs, taking selfies and she may also take a lucky reindeer home to hang her curtains!"

The club was slammed for their insensitivity surrounding the subject.

Featured image credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty