PIERS Morgan has waded into the debate about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Oxford led British jab is being suspended from several EU nations over fears of causes blood clots – although there is absolutely no evidence of that being the case and experts around the world have insisted it is safe.
Morgan tweeted on Monday evening: “Great, more for us. There’s no evidence to support this ridiculous EU panic.
“Boris Johnson should tell AstraZeneca we’ll take all their unwanted vaccines for Britain.”
It comes as the race to replace Piers Morgan is hotting up as a host of stars join the mix to replace the former GMB star.
Ray is currently the favourite to take over the GMB mantle at 2/1, while previous favourite and Tipping Point presenter Shephard is the bookies second choice at 5/2.
Yesterday Piers’ book Wake Up topped the Amazon bestseller charts and TV execs engaged in a ‘£10M bidding war’ for the former GMB host.
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“Get that Winston Churchill statue and f*** it into Piers Morgan’s back garden it has no place in today’s society!” their tweet read.
Piers bit back at the twins, retweeting their post and saying: “a) I’d be honoured to have that statue in my garden.
“b) Churchill saved Britain from the Nazis & contributed more to society every time he breathed than you talentless disrespectful clowns have done in your combined 58 years of gormless tuneless imbecility.”
PIERS MORGAN IN TWITTER SPAT WITH FORMER X-FACTOR CONTESTANTS OVER WINSTON CHURCHILL
Piers Morgan is in a Twitter spat with former X-Factor contestants Jedward, after the Irish twins claimed a statue of the former PM might as well be relocated to Piers’ back garden
Winston Churchill has become something of a controversial figure in recent years, with his multitude of racist statements being called into question by many.
Images of a statue of the late PM being surrounded by police during a protest against women’s violence on the weekend have drawn further criticism, with the move inciting chants of “protect women not statues”.
Taking to Twitter, Jedward claimed it had “no place in today’s society” and, as such, might as well be relocated to Piers’ back garden.
PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE LOST GMB JOB FOR ‘DISBELIEVING MEGHAN MARKLE’ IN FURIOUS HANDWRITTEN RANT
PIERS Morgan has shared a handwritten note where he lays out why he no longer has a job on Good Morning Britain.
The 55-year-old star says he lost the plum role for refusing to apologise for “disbelieving Meghan Markle” in an at-times angry message.
He pointed out that it is the third time he has lost a job for “standing his ground” on issues that matter to him.
And Piers railed against the “cancel culture” he said is sweeping Britain and cost him his breakfast TV role.
PIERS MORGAN SAYS ‘I WON’T BE BACK’
Piers Morgan has ruled out a return to Good Morning Britain as a petition to reinstate him passed 200,000 signatures.
The broadcaster, 55, said the outpouring of support following his decision to quit the ITV show was a “pleasant surprise”.
Addressing the petition on Twitter, he wrote: “I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions. Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.”
His loyal fans are pushing a petition called “save Piers Morgan from being sacked from GMB” after his shock resignation.
IS PIERS MORGAN JOINING GB NEWS?
Piers Morgan has become open for work after leaving Good Morning Britain on March 9, 2021.
The presenter has not said whether he will join GB News, but Andrew Neil, the chairman of the new channel, said he would be “delighted” to explore this possibility.
Mr Neil told the BBC: “Well, Piers would be a huge asset to GB News and we’ll definitely look at that.
“We haven’t started any negotiations yet.
“We would certainly be delighted to talk to him if he’s up for it.”
PIERS MORGAN DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM AMERICAN TV NETWORK
Piers Morgan has demanded an apology from American TV network CBS for what he says were “disgraceful slurs” against him.
The presenter, who made global headlines this week when he quit ITV’s Good Morning Britain after saying he did not believe the Duchess of Sussex’s comments in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, was responding on Twitter to an apology made by Sharon Osbourne.
Sharing her apology on Twitter, Morgan said: “Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bullsh*t.
“This is where we’ve reached. I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”
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SHARON OSBOURNE BACKS DOWN ON HER DEFENCE OF PIERS
Sharon Osbourne has issued an apology for comments she made about racism while defending Piers Morgan on her US chat show.
The star was one of the first to support Morgan.
On the Wednesday episode of The Talk, she challenged co-host Sheryl Underwood to identify when Morgan had been racist.
But she has now said she “panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive”.
In Friday’s statement, she apologised to “anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said”. She explained that she had “allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over”
RACHEL RILEY ‘WANTS PIERS MORGAN’S JOB’ AND ‘CELEBRATED’ AFTER GMB HOST QUIT
RACHEL Riley has said she “would love Piers Morgan’s job” after he sensationally quit Good Morning Britain.
Piers, 55, quit the show on Tuesday after Meghan Markle complained to ITV to raise concerns his words might affect those struggling with mental health.
Shortly after the news broke, Countdown star Rachel was overheard discussing his exit.
A source said: “Rachel was in great spirits when she left filming yesterday and was heard saying she would be going home to celebrate the news Piers had left.
“It seems, like many people, she disagreed with his Meghan Markle comments. She also said she would love to do his job. She said there was no doubt about it!”
‘STRESSED’ PIERS GOT ‘FIXATED ON MEGHAN MARKLE’
Trisha Goddard has claimed Piers Morgan is suffering from “stress” and got “fixated” on Meghan Markle.
Reacting to the bombshell news that he’s left ITV, Trisha – who appeared on his Life Stories show last week and locked horns with Piers in a row over racism this week – suggested the 55-year-old TV host is in “pain”.
“I’m not going to gloat about Piers deciding to go,” she told Sky News.
“I don’t know how he feels I’m not even going to put myself in his head. I wonder if Piers isn’t going through a tough time or has been.
“I know he is prone to banging on about something but I always worry when someone gets so fixated on something. I’m not talking mental illness. I’m talking about stress. You don’t know what’s going on at home for anybody.”
GMB LOSES 500,000 VIEWERS
Good Morning Britain has reportedly lost half a million viewers since Piers Morgan’s departure.
The show beat BBC Breakfast for the first time with 1.89million tuning in.
But after he quit the ratings plummeted to 1.7m, before falling again to 1.4m.
THE TOP COMPLAINED ABOUT TV MOMENTS OF ALL TIME AFTER PIERS MORGAN’S MEGHAN MARKLE RANT
PIERS Morgan’s crushing rants about Meghan Markle saw Good Morning Britain hit with 41,000 Ofcom complaints – the highest number for a decade.
However, the 55-year-old star, who quit rather than apologise for calling the Duchess a liar, doesn’t yet hold the record for the most objections ever.
PIERS SAYS LATE MANAGER WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM TO QUIT
Piers Morgan has said his late manager would have told him to do the same thing after he resigned from Good Morning Britain.
Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative agent represented Piers for decades in the showbiz industry. He also looked after clients including Peter Andre, Gemma Collins and Mark Wright.
Before that, he worked for decades as an executive with some of Hollywood’s largest celebrity client representation agencies.
Piers was left devastated when Ferriter died suddenly at 59 from pancreatitis in 2019.
MORGAN IN THE MIDDLE OF TV EXECS’ ‘£10M BIDDING WAR’
Piers Morgan is reportedly in the middle of a bidding war, with TV execs keen to snap him up after his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain.
The 55-year-old, who dramatically quit Good Morning Britain rather than apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle, is highly sought-after by TV bosses on both sides of the Atlantic.
He has been publicly courted by both start-up news service GB News and Fox News in America.
Last week during an interview, the blockbuster US news channel’s breakfast anchorman Brian Kilmeade told Piers: “You left too soon – we need you back here.”
A TV source told the Mirror: “He has had millions of pounds worth of offers. He turned GMB into a ratings hit, it seems everything he touches turns to gold.
ITV SOURCE RECALLS STAND OFF WHEN PIERS REFUSED TO APOLOGISE
The ITV source continued: “When he refused to apologise, there was a stand-off. And ultimately it ended with him telling producers he would not host the show anymore.
“His contract was coming to an end this year anyway, but he said he wouldn’t do the job unless it was on his terms.
“The growing pressure from building Ofcom complaints and a swell of anger on social media gave bosses no choice but to try and get him to apologise.
“Unfortunately there were also a lot of concerns raised with the GMB production team too.
“Charity Mind also expressed their concerns to senior execs at ITV saying it clashes with their campaign.”
TRUMP CLAIMS HE COULD BE CANCELLED ‘LIKE PIERS’ FOR COMMENTING ON MEGHAN
Donald Trump has reportedly claimed he could face cancel culture “like Piers” if he were to publicly comment on the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview.
Despite the sentiment, he went on to add that he thought the Duchess of Sussex was “no good”.
The revelation happened when Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller appeared on the War Room podcast, the Independent reported.
Mr Miller said that the former president told him he could “make a little news” by telling the public his thoughts about Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah interview.
“When I was talking to the president this morning … he’s like, ‘Yeah, she’s no good. I said that and now everybody’s seeing it. But you realise if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get cancelled. Look at Piers,’” Mr Miller said when speaking about his exchange with Trump.
PIERS MORGAN COULD BE REPLACED BY BBC’S VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE ON GOOD MORNING BRITAIN AS ITV BOSSES TRY TO POACH HER
ITV wants to poach BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire for Good Morning Britain after Piers Morgan quit the show this week.
Bosses are keen for the Beeb journalist to join GMB’s line-up as Piers’ shock exit has left them with a hole in the presenting team. Victoria’s Bafta-winning current affairs show on the BBC was axed in March last year, though she continues to present the news.
A telly source said: “ITV producers have been looking for the right platform for Victoria for a while. They think she is a real talent and one of the few opinionated TV journalists who could be a real powerhouse addition to GMB.
“She’s not afraid to challenge guests, ask tough questions, get straight to the point and wax lyrical about what she believes in.
“They’re using Piers’ exit as an opportunity to trial new faces.”
EXPLAINED: HOW MEGHAN MARKLE AND PIERS MORGAN FIRST MET
Piers and Meghan first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.
Piers later revealed: “We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly. Then I put her in a cab, and it turns out it was the cab that took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.
“The next night they had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle ghosted me.”
Piers said he was “ditched like a sack of spuds!”
Piers Morgan has slammed the EU for causing “panic” after a string of countries suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears.
The former GMB presenter, 55, said there was “no evidence” that the jab was harmful after Germany, France and Italy announced a ban.
Piers wrote on Twitter: “Great, more for us. There’s no evidence to support this ridiculous EU panic.
“Boris Johnson should tell AstraZeneca we’ll take all their unwanted vaccines for Britain.”
PIERS MORGAN AND SON SPENCER CALLED ‘REVOLTING’ BY STRANGER IN THE STREET OVER MEGHAN GMB FALL OUT
Piers Morgan’s son Spencer has revealed that they were called “revolting” by a stranger in the street after the star’s dramatic leave.
The 55-year-old presenter sensationally quit Good Morning Britain following an on-air spat with co-star Alex Beresford.
Piers; son tweeted to say he was amazed at the support his father had received since his exit from GMB.
But Spencer also added: “Admittedly one dumba** woke Karen did walk past and say ‘you revolting people’ as two couples were praising him haha”.
PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE IS ‘LATEST’ VICTIM OF ‘CANCEL CULTURE’
He said he did not believe claims made by Meghan in the interview, which included comments about her mental health and racism within the royal family.
He has since said he has become the “latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of every day.
“Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually cancelled,” he added.
HOW WELL KNOWN IS PIERS MORGAN IN THE US?
Piers is well known in the US from his time as a judge on Americans’ Got Talent and his CNN show, which he fronted for three years before it was cancelled.
He then returned to the UK and was persuaded by his agent to take a job on Good Morning Britain.
Meanwhile, last week, Piers quit GMB after refusing to apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle.
It came after 41,000 Ofcom complaints were received over his comments and a furious on-air row with GMB co-star Alex Beresford.
The 40-year-old had accused Piers of “trashing” Meghan Markle after he said he didn’t believe the she had suffered suicidal thoughts while a royal.
PIERS MORGAN SAYS HE’S WORTH MORE THAN £10M IN BIDDING WAR
PIERS Morgan has insisted he is worth more than £10million as he plans his comeback after leaving Good Morning Britain.
Now, Piers is believed to be locked in a mega-money bidding war that could see him return to the US.
Following the rumours, Piers took to Twitter to give his say on the matter.
Reposting The Sun’s article, the host responded: “Only 10?”
MEGHAN AND HARRY’S MONTECITO ESTATE INVADED TWICE BY INTRUDERS OVER XMAS
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had a trespasser caught at their Montecito home not once, but twice over the Christmas period.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ a 37-year-old man named Nickolas Brooks was first caught trespassing at the home on Christmas Eve.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officers reportedly let him off with a warning.
However, Brooks reportedly showed up on the property again on December 26 – when he was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.
PIERS’ SON SPENCER MORGAN: ‘WHEN CANCEL FC CAME’ FOR CONOR MCGREGOR
Piers Morgan’s son Spencer has again waded into the fall out from the star’s exit from GMB.
He tweeted a video of UFC superstar Conor McGregor after a fight shouting: “I just wanna say from the bottom of me heart; I’d like to take the chance to apologise… to absolutely NOBODY.”
Spencer captioned the image: “@piersmorgan when Cancel FC came coming for him.”
Piers shared the tweet to his followers on Monday evening.
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