Piers Morgan is one half of the popular early morning line-up for ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’, alongside Susanna Reid. The controversial star served as editor of the Daily Mirror before moving into TV in the US and UK. Piers’ harsh criticisms and no-nonsense approach on the show has led him to clash with a number of celebrities over the years. They have included ‘Alan Partridge’ comedian Steve Coogan, ‘The Grand Tour’ host Jeremy Clarkson and most notably ‘Love, Actually’ star Hugh Grant. The actor has been in a longstanding feud with the former newspaper journalist, who has frequently told him to “stick to acting” and keep his political opinions to himself. Unearthed accounts reveal the popular pair’s public clashes after comments about Brexit and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Piers Morgan took aim at Hugh Grant last year after the ‘Notting Hill’ actor criticised Boris Johnson for asking the Queen for permission to prorogue parliament in August, during the Brexit debate last year.
At the time, Hugh vented: “You will not f***with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend.
“F*** off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and your little gang of masturbatory prefects.”
Clearly agitated by the comments, Piers fired back with a mugshot of Hugh from when he was arrested in Los Angeles in 1995.
He tweeted: “Halo Hugh… Britain’s moral standard-bearer.”
Their clash continued when the actor and Steve Coogan spoke out the night before the election that saw Boris Johnson win by a “landslide” in December last year.
On Twitter, Piers vented: “Who gives a flying f*** what Coogan and Grant have to say about this election?
“Honestly, the stupefying pomposity of these clowns trying to thwart democracy is beyond parody.”
The following day, the GMB host claimed that Hugh’s campaigning against Boris Johnson had in fact helped the Conservatives to win, in his MailOnline column.
He quipped that the star “seemed to forget” playing a “fictitious Prime Minister” does not give him any “qualification to be a real politician”.
Piers recalled: “[Hugh] spent weeks marching around ordering people not to vote for Johnson or the Conservatives because they had the audacity to want to act on the democratic will of the people.”
He added that his campaigning for “four different Lib Dem and Labour candidates” had not gone well.
In December, the GMB host said: “All four lost, 100 percent loss record for Saint Hugh, who believed he had to step in to save the country.
“The absurdly affected arrogant and pompous twerp believed he was the one to save us all from ourselves.
“Well done Hugh, really magical performance. Maybe next time just stick to the acting. Stick to the ‘Love, Actually’ reruns – they air at this time of year.”
Tensions resurfaced in January after Hugh commented “the country’s finished” after a “catastrophe” at the December 12 election.
Piers branded the star “disgusting” on Twitter and stated that the only thing that was “finished” was his “credibility as any kind of political expert”.
Published at Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:25:00 +0000