4 Apr 2021, 15:36
Piers Morgan has taken aim at his old breakfast TV rival Dan Walker, accusing him of “poodle-like simpering”.
The pair have been at loggerheads for years and have often fired shots at each other over their competing shows Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast.
Piers’ final appearance on the ITV programme had an audience share of 35.3% and BBC Breakfast had 33.4%.
Piers Morgan recently quit Good Morning Britain (Credit: SplashNews)
Dan Walker said Piers Morgan was ‘a decent bloke’ underneath
The presenter, 56, has now taken another shot at Dan in his Mail On Sunday diary.
He spoke out after Dan, 44, served up something of a back-handed compliment during an interview with The Times.
Dan said of Piers: “Underneath all the froth, I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out.”
But Piers wasn’t taking the barb lying down.
He snapped: “Ironically, I’ve always thought that underneath all Dan’s faux saintly froth, there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out.”
The presenter said knowing GMB beat BBC Breakfast would have Dan “stamping on kittens”.
Ironically, I’ve always thought that underneath all Dan’s faux saintly froth, there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out
Piers continued, quoting Dan: “‘For somebody who has gone on record saying they detest silver medals, five years in second place must hurt quite a bit,’ cocky Dan sneered to the Sunday Times in February.
“It did, yes. But fortunately, Mr Walker, your poodle-like simpering with Government Ministers single-handedly gifted me the gold medal and cured the pain!”
Dan Walker and Piers Morgan often trade barbs online (Credit: SplashNews)
Why did Piers leave GMB?
Piers quit GMB after saying he didn’t believe remarks made by Meghan in her Oprah Winfrey interview.
The star refused to change his stance and tweeted that freedom of speech was “a hill I’m happy to die on”.
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