Piers Morgan takes aim at ‘friend’ Kay Burley after COVID rule break: ‘Held to account’

Piers Morgan takes aim at ‘friend’ Kay Burley after COVID rule break: ‘Held to account’

Sky News anchor Kay Burley has been absent from her slot on the news channel this week after taking to Twitter at the weekend to apologize for an “error of judgement” which resulted in her breaking COVID-19 guidelines. However, while she admitted to doing so on Monday, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid failed to mention it on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, prompting fans to wonder why they weren’t addressing the presenter’s actions. On Wednesday, however, Piers responded to the calls, claiming Kay should “be held to account”.

“I think that the rules are there for a reason,” Piers said to GMB viewers. “We should talk about it even though they are friends of ours.

“My view would be, and I’m sure actually Kay’s views would be if she was talking about this which she isn’t at the moment, is that we should be held to account in my opinion,

“Exactly the same way we hold politicians to account because if we’re gonna hold people’s feet to the fire, we have to make sure we live up to the same standards.”

Susanna also weighed in saying she and her co-host have been particularly vocal in criticising politicians who’ve breached the rules.

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“I had been waiting for a taxi at 11pm to get home. 

“Desperate for the loo I briefly popped into another restaurant to spend a penny. I can only apologise.”

Piers has been incredibly vocal in recent months against a number of politicians and celebrities who have been caught breaking coronavirus guidelines.

Most recently, this included a fiery rant at singer Rita Ora who was caught hosting a birthday party to host her 30th.

However, his coverage of Kay’s actions brought an equally fiery reaction from ITV viewers, who were less than pleased that he appeared to be giving the presenter an easy time.

“Piers Morgan has just mentioned Kay Burley on GMB and was soft as s***e and nowhere near as aggressive and name-calling like he was with Cummings – because of course they are journalist friends,” one viewer claimed on Twitter.

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Published at Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:44:00 +0000