He and co-host Susanna Reid were chatting to Diversity dance head Ashley Banjo about the Black Lives Matter controversy on Britain’s Got Talent.
The conversation soon took a turn to Ashley’s latest endeavour – penning a children’s book.
“Everyone’s writing children’s books now!” Alastair said.
“You’re way better than Meghan, we know that,” he told Ashley, who laughed.
Meghan has just announced the release of her own children’s book, dubbed The Bench, which focuses on father-child relationships.
Piers Morgan was among the first to hit out at the Duchess for penning a book despite having “disowned” her own father, criticising what he called her “seemingly unlimited thirst for committing attention-seeking acts of gargantuan hypocrisy”.
Meghan has said she hopes the book will “resonate with every family, no matter the make-up.”
It is based on a poem she wrote for her husband Prince Harry to celebrate Father’s Day.
Now heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, Meghan seems well placed to be able to pull off the title.
But she has been called out by Piers for putting her royal title on the cover – despite she and Prince Harry ditching their titles when they made the move to the US.