Piers Morgan’s diary ‘has never been busier’ since leaving the ‘hard mornings’ at GMB
GMB: Alastair Campbell apologises for Queen blunder
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It’s been little over a month since Piers Morgan, 56, quit Good Morning Britain and whilst many may wonder what he’s up to now, the presenter revealed he has never been busier. The admission comes as a slight to comedian Jack Whitehall, after he joked about his empty diary at this year’s BRIT Awards.
My diary’s never been busier
His opening line was: “It’s great to be back for the first live event in the O2 Arena!
“This venue has been emptier than Piers Morgan’s diary.”
The swipe was in jest of course, as following his exit Jack hoped the ITV star would “not go quietly into the night”, which he definitely did not.
But in response to the perhaps ill-humoured witticism, Piers penned a bitter reply in his MailOnline column earlier this month.
“Ho ho,” he rolled his eyes.
“I hate to kill a good joke, like Whitehall did many times during the show, but my diary’s never been busier,” he scoffed.
“I’ve just replaced 4.45am alarm calls and long, hard mornings at the GMB coalface with lazy lie-ins and long relaxing meals involving pals such as Gary Lineker, Amanda Holden and Dame Joan Collins.”
And in true Piers manner, he couldn’t help but making another jibe at Jack.
“Meanwhile, poor old Whitehall’s slaving away in near-empty, cavernous East London dungeons, enduring brain-cell-destroying chats with dim-witted pop stars and getting the show’s lowest-ever audience.
“Much more of those Coogan-esque viewing figures, Jackie boy, and your own diary might suddenly look emptier than Little Mix’s craniums…”
Piers also took aim at his latest GMB replacement Alastair Campbell, after he accidentally muddled his words and announced the Queen had died, mistaking her for Prince Philip who passed away in April.
“Can I just say something, I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen,” he said on the show, “I meant Prince Philip, of course.”
His co-host, Susanna Reid, jumped in to support him after he made the monumental error: “I think people understood exactly what you meant,” she said.
But it was only a matter of time before Piers pointed out how major a blunder it was.
While discussing having dinner with fellow journalist Mariella Frostrup last week, he revealed she went in for a hug despite coronavirus rules stipulating that until today, they were still not allowed.
“‘Sorry Mariella, you’ll have to wait until Monday, or I’ll have you arrested,'” he jokingly wrote in his column.
“I haven’t seen a face so crushed since this morning when Alastair Campbell sealed his brief GMB presenting stint with a grovelling apology for mistakenly telling viewers the Queen had died.”
He added: “Ironically, this worst gaffe in breakfast show history may have killed off hapless Al’s scheming aspirations to be the new me.
“I’d give him a consoling hug, if it was allowed.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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