Andrew Tate questioned by Piers Morgan on ‘serious crimes’ in TV interview - Live updates

Andrew Tate has been grilled by Piers Morgan in a new interview   (Talk TV)
Andrew Tate has been grilled by Piers Morgan in a new interview (Talk TV)

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate is set to be questioned on allegations of rape and human trafficking in a new interview with Piers Morgan.

Both he and his brother Tristan are currently awaiting trial in Romania on allegations of forming a criminal gang to exploit women, which they both deny.

They will appear in the first of two episodes on TalkTV this evening, with news of the interview dividing opinion, with many calling for a boycott of the show and criticising the broadcaster for offering the brothers “a platform’.

In a 40-second clip released on social media site X, Tate can be seen denying that he is a “fantasist” and claims that he was the victim of a “Matrix attack”, before angrily responding: “I was coerced into this interview!”.

Morgan last interviewed the former kickboxer in December 2022, just eight days before Tate was arrested, in which he affirmed his belief that women were “given” to their husbands in marriage.

Tate first gained notoriety during the 2016 season of Big Brother in the UK, since then he has amassed a fanbase of young boys and men by styling himself as an alpha male lifestyle coach on social media.

‘God has been paying my bills’

20:21 , Holly Evans

When questioned on how he was able to finance himself following the seizure of his bank accounts, he said: “God has been paying my bills.”

He revealed that he had 15 cars and six properties seized as well as a number of diamond watches and other assets which amounted to £16 or £17 million.

He added that he is yet to have these assets returned.

Tate describes cockroaches and Romanian jail conditions

20:15 , Holly Evans

Asked about the conditions of the Romanian president where he was being held, Tate said: “It’s exactly as bad as people expect it to be. Luckily it was in winter so the cockroaches weren’t too bad.”

He added that there had been an “infestation” of cockroaches and there he had kept himself entertained by killing them as well as doing “thousands of push ups a day”.

He denied crying but stated he had tears rolling down his face. “I’m an emotional man, I think men are hyper emotional we just have to control it,” he said.

“I was in the middle of a battle, I don’t think you get PTSD when you are fighting.”

Influencer describes legal case as ‘ridiculous'

20:11 , Holly Evans

When discussing his legal issues with Piers Morgan, he described the case against him as “insane” and “ridiculous”.

He is facing trial in Romania after being accused of rape and human trafficking charges.

Tate describes recent year as ‘turbulent'

20:06 , Holly Evans

Andrew Tate has described his last year as a “turbulent time”, after he was arrested eight days after his last Piers Morgan interview.

He described being inside a “Romanian dungeon” for 93 days and added: “It’s certainly been an interesting one.”

Piers Morgan Uncensored interview to air at 8pm

19:55 , Holly Evans

The interview with controversial influencer Andrew Tate is due to air on TalkTV at 8pm.

The two are expected to discuss his ongoing legal issues, Covid-19 and the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Piers Morgan defends interview with Andrew Tate

19:43 , Holly Evans

Earlier today, Piers Morgan defended his upcoming interview with Andrew Tate, by insisting the “more light you shine on these characters, the better”.

Questioned during an appearance on TalkToday whether the Tates should be given a platform, Morgan told TalkToday: “With these kinds of characters, the more light you shine on them the better, actually. The more you actually hold their feet to the fire a bit.”

In a post on social media, the broadcaster promised: “Andrew Tate returns to ⁦@PiersUncensored⁩ for the first time since his arrest 8 days after our last interview. It’s an extraordinary encounter. Jail, tears, rage, misogyny, covid, the Israel/Hamas war. Nothing off-limits.”

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Inside Rumble, the YouTube alternative beloved by Russell Brand and the Trumps

19:00 , Holly Evans

All is not lost for Russell Brand. Despite the allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse made against him, all of which he vehemently denies, and his subsequent exile from mainstream media, one platform is currently touting its close proximity to the star as a selling point.

“Join Rumble today,” former Fox News presenter and Rumble bankroller Dan Bongino said earlier this week. “Russell is already there.”

So too are Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, misogynist mega-influencer Andrew Tate, and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Read all about the YouTube alternative dominated by controversial voices here

Russell Brand’s salvation? Inside the YouTube alternative beloved by the Trumps

Lawyers of alleged Andrew Tate's victims say their clients are being harassed and intimidated

18:30 , Holly Evans

Lawyers for the alleged abuse victims of Andrew Tate, the divisive social media influencer charged with rape and human trafficking, said that their clients are being subjected to harassment and intimidation by the accused and his followers meant to silence them.

Speaking at a news conference held at a central Bucharest hotel the lawyers, who represent a legal team from the United States and another from the United Kingdom, said they wanted to take a “united stand” against Tate and his followers and address “ongoing attempts to silence those who are speaking out.”

The 36-year-old Tate, a former professional kickboxer, is also charged in Romania with forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. He has amassed 8 million followers on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Read the full article from October below

Lawyers of alleged Andrew Tate's victims say their clients are being harassed and intimidated

Andrew Tate arrives in court for preliminary hearing over human trafficking case

18:00 , Holly Evans

Andrew Tate arriving in court in Romania last week for a preliminary hearing over evidence obtained against him in his human trafficking and rape case.

Andrew Tate arrives in court for preliminary hearing over human trafficking case

Full trailer from Piers Morgan Uncensored ahead of tonight’s show

17:34 , Holly Evans

In a social media post, Piers Morgan shared a 40-second trailer of his interview with controversial influencer Andrew Tate.

He can be seen denying that he is a “fantasist” while also discussing Covid-19 vaccinations and accusing Mr Morgan of “coercing” him onto the show.

Welcome to our live coverage

16:54 , Holly Evans

Welcome to our live coverage of Andrew Tate’s interview with TalkTV host Piers Morgan.

The two-part interview with the controversial influencer and his brother Tristan is expected to air at 8pm on Tuesday evening.