Piers Morgan, 53, tends to keep viewers entertained with his outspoken debates and now another ITV host, Lorraine Kelly, 58, has hit back at the presenter as she jokingly admitted she would “strangle him”. Speaking to The Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, the mother-of-one said: “If I had to sit next to him on the sofa every day I’d strangle him with my bare hands. “It would be justifiable homicide.” Lorraine, who also hosts her own self-entitled show after Good Morning Britain, referred to Piers’ co-star Susana Reid, 48, as a “saint”.
She continued: “Susanna Reid – who does have to sit next to him – is a saint in my eyes.
“She should have a halo above her head. You never know what the b****r is going to say next. But I like to think there’s a mutual respect there.
“You can only say the sort of things we say to each other if, deep down, you respect each other. I do think he’s interesting to watch, even if he’s a pain in the bum.”
Meanwhile, it came just hours after Piers spoke about his hospital stint, sharing a selfie from his hospital bed on Friday.
He could be seen wearing a hospital gown and a nasal cannula in the picture which he shared with his 360,000 Instagram followers.
“Bad news: I’m not dying,” he said in the caption. “I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people.”
Piers also shared the photo with his 6.5 million Twitter followers alongside a similar message, quipping: “Bad news… after some extensive hospital tests this morning it appears I’m not going to die.”
He later responded to Twitter users who asked him what was wrong with him.
One user asked him: “Yeah? So what’s up with you?” Piers replied: “If you really want to know, I was diagnosed with stomach gastritis and duodenitis.
“I blame eating a mouthful of vegan sausage roll, Brexit & Donald Trump.”
He told another Twitter user: “ [I] had a gastroscopy but fortunately, I can’t remember a damn thing about it. Sedatives are my new best friend.”
He also wrote: “Monday, 6.40am: I eat one mouthful of vegan sausage roll.
“Friday, 11am: hospitalised for gastroscopy on inflamed, exploding innards. I’m doing the maths.”
Another social media user questioned why he needed sedatives, to which he responded: “I’m told 70 per cent of people who have a gastroscopy opt for a sedative.
“And the other 30 per cent later wish they had… once they’ve recovered from violent retching & gagging.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am and Lorraine Kelly from 8.30am on ITV.