Piers Morgan news – Meghan Markle is a 'silly little cable TV actress', Jeremy Clarkson says as he defends former rival

Piers Morgan news – Meghan Markle is a 'silly little cable TV actress', Jeremy Clarkson says as he defends former rival

03/22/2021

Jeremy Clarkson has leapt to the defence of his old rival Piers Morgan in wake of his departure from Good Morning Britain.

He branded Meghan Markle "a silly little cable TV actress" and predicted she will have a spectacular fall from grace, while dubbing Morgan "poor old Piers".

He wrote in his column in The Sun that Meghan is "much revered by the young and the stupid who believe that her brand of simpering victimhood will one day bring down the monarchy, but it won’t".

He laughed that given the Royal family's history of "beheadings, affairs, abdications", he is "fairly sure it’ll be able to weather the banal musings of a silly little cable TV actress".

"Trust me on this one. Markle’s toast, and within five years, I suspect she’ll be posing for photographs, on her own outside the Taj Mahal or sitting on the back of a playboy’s yacht in the Med, and poor old Piers will realise that he lost his job over absolutely nothing at all," he continued.

It comes as fans begged Piers to return to Good Morning Britain – but it looks like ITV star Ben Shephard is set become the show's new host.

The 55-year-old star sensationally quit the show rather than apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan Markle earlier this month.

His departure has seen the number of people tuning in to ITV's breakfast news programme tumble – sparking a ratings crisis on the show.

Five petitions begging Piers to return have been set up – the most popular of which has been signed by 154,580 people.

But it appears producers have already decided his replacement after Piers ruled out returning to the show.

His seat on the show will be taken by Ben Shephard after ITV bosses went for the "safest option" according to reports yesterday.

Ben has been chosen to take his place according to the Mail on Sunday saying he represents the "safest option".

A source told the paper: "ITV and GMB bosses were totally unprepared for Piers going.

"Ben, who is adored by the staff and much of the audience, stepped in and the thought is now that he will work long term. He certainly isn’t like-for-like for Piers, but then who is?"

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Olivia Burke

    FRANK BRUNO SILENCED MORGAN

    Footage of Frank Bruno silencing Piers Morgan have begun circulating in the wake of the presenters GMB exit.

    His past conduct during his time as host on the breakfast show have been under intense scrutiny since his controversial comments regarding the Duchess of Sussex.

    In 2016, just days after Muhammad Ali's passing, Piers asked Frank Bruno whether he had ever thought about getting in the ring with the boxing legend.

    Bruno slammed his insensitive line of questioning, saying: "The man is dead. I'm just glad I met him. He's my hero. Piers, he's a man I class nearer to God."

    It is evidently not the first time Piers has put his foot in it, and a red-faced Susanna Reid was left trying to smooth it over.

  • Olivia Burke

    SPENCER MORGAN TAKES A SWIPE AT SHEPHARD

    Piers Morgan's son Spencer took a swipe at Ben Shephard, the man set to peg his dad's presenting gig, this morning.

    He tweeted: "Be honest, you're missing @piersmorgan right now aren't you," during this mornings segment hosted by Shephard and Susanna Reid.

    Twitter users responded in a mixed fashion to his claim, with some branding Shephard "vanilla", while others said they enjoyed not hearing Piers "rants".

  • Olivia Burke

    CLARKSON CALLS OUT MEG MARKLE

    Jeremy Clarkson has leapt to the defence of his old rival Piers Morgan in wake of his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    He branded Meghan Markle "a silly little cable TV actress" and predicted she will have a spectacular fall from grace, while dubbing Morgan "poor old Piers".

    He wrote in his column that Meghan is "much revered by the young and the stupid who believe that her brand of simpering victimhood will one day bring down the monarchy, but it won’t".

    He laughed that given the Royal family's history of "beheadings, affairs, abdications", he is "fairly sure it’ll be able to weather the banal musings of a silly little cable TV actress".

    "Trust me on this one. Markle’s toast, and within five years, I suspect she’ll be posing for photographs, on her own outside the Taj Mahal or sitting on the back of a playboy’s yacht in the Med, and poor old Piers will realise that he lost his job over absolutely nothing at all," he continued.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: GOOD MORNING BRITAIN TO REPLACE PIERS MORGAN WITH ‘SAFE OPTION’ BEN SHEPHARD AS SHOW’S RATINGS PLUMMET

    Good Morning Britain to replace Piers Morgan with ‘safe option’ Ben Shephard as show’s ratings plummet

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN TOPS LIST OF MOST POPULAR ‘BEER-GOGGLE’ PIN-UPS

    Piers Morgan is attractive to almost HALF of women – but only when they are drunk.

    The former Good Morning Britain host is so irresistible he tops the list of the UK’s most popular ‘beer goggle’ pin-ups.

    The 55-year-old firebrand presenter scored 39 per cent of the vote in a new survey.

    But most women are only drawn to him when they have had a few.

    It is the perfect example of the beer goggle phenomenon in which alcohol makes physically unattractive people appear beautiful or sexually desirable.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS’ BOOK BACK IN BEST-SELLER CHART

    Piers Morgan is celebrating today after his book Wake Up re-entered the Sunday Times best-seller chart.

    It is at its highest ever position too, at number five.

    He added: “I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUN EXCLUSIVE: SHARON OSBOURNE DEMANDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO QUIT US TV SHOW THE TALK AFTER DEFENDING PIERS MORGAN

    UNDER-FIRE star Sharon Osbourne says US TV chiefs will have to pay her tens of millions if they want to force her to quit.

    Sharon, 68, has been hit by a string of allegations of racism and mistreatment in the last week that have seen her TV show The Talk taken off air amid an investigation.

    The problems began after Sharon defended Piers Morgan on air following his comments about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain. During the heated discussion, Sharon attempted to dismiss co-star Sheryl Underwood, who had accused her of standing by Morgan’s “racist stance”.

    She later issued a lengthy apology on Twitter and said she panicked over the suggestion she might be racist.

    But former co-star Holly Robinson Peete later alleged Sharon had got her fired for being “too ghetto”.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN PRAISES GOVERNMENT’S UK VACCINE ROLLOUT

    Piers Morgan has praised the UK’s vaccine rollout as it steams ahead.

    More than half of the adult population has been given a first dose so far.

    The 55-year-old tweeted: “Wowza… the UK administered 874,000 new Covid vaccine doses yesterday.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WILL PIERS MORGAN JOIN ANDREW NEIL’S 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP ‘SAYS HE’D BE “CANCELLED LIKE PIERS MORGAN” IF HE CRITICIZED MEGHAN MARKLE

    DONALD Trump has claimed he would be “canceled like Piers Morgan” if he were to “say anything negative about Meghan Markle”.

    The former President said he always thought the Duchess of Sussex was “no good” but feared speaking out following her tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN DELIVERS STINGING MESSAGE TO CRITICS WHO 'CELEBRATED HIS DOWNFALL'

    PIERS Morgan delivered a stinging message for critics who were celebrating his 'downfall' today.

    The 55-year-old star, who quit Good Morning Britain rather than apologise to Meghan Markle, revealed his book is surging up the charts.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUN EXCLUSIVE: MEGHAN AND HARRY’S WEDDING CERTIFICATE PROVES COUPLE DIDN’T WED THREE DAYS BEFORE WINDSOR

    HARRY and Meghan’s shock TV claim that they married three days before their official ceremony is exposed as a sham today — by their own wedding certificate.

    The document is shown here for the first time after being provided by the General Register Office.

    Read more of Nick Pisa’s Sun exclusive here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN TOPS LIST OF MOST POPULAR ‘BEER-GOGGLE’ PIN-UPS

    Piers Morgan is attractive to almost HALF of women – but only when they are drunk.

    The former Good Morning Britain host is so irresistible he tops the list of the UK’s most popular ‘beer goggle’ pin-ups.

    The 55-year-old firebrand presenter scored 39 per cent of the vote in a new survey.

    But most women are only drawn to him when they have had a few.

    It is the perfect example of the beer goggle phenomenon in which alcohol makes physically unattractive people appear beautiful or sexually desirable.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS’ BOOK BACK IN BEST-SELLER CHART

    Piers Morgan is celebrating today after his book Wake Up re-entered the Sunday Times best-seller chart.

    It is at its highest ever position too, at number five.

    He added: “I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN PRAISES GOVERNMENT’S UK VACCINE ROLLOUT

    Piers Morgan has praised the UK’s vaccine rollout as it steams ahead.

    More than half of the adult population has been given a first dose so far.

    The 55-year-old tweeted: “Wowza… the UK administered 874,000 new Covid vaccine doses yesterday.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS SLAMS TROLLS TARGETING SHARON OSBOURNE

    Piers Morgan has shown his support to pal Sharon Osbourne after she began receiving death threats after standing up for him.

    Sharon, 68, spoke out and backed Piers after he ranted about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain.

    Amid the furore, Sharon spoke out on US chat show The Talk and sided with Piers – falling out with her co-host Sheryl Underwood as a result.

    Piers, 55, has now taken to Twitter and confirmed that Sharon has now become victim to vile death threats.

    Sharing a report from TMZ, he commented: “This is true, and so disgusting. The woke brigade are the new fascists. If you don’t agree with them, they want to kill you.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    WILL PIERS MORGAN JOIN ANDREW NEIL’S 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.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    COLEEN NOLAN TELLS PIERS ABOUT HORRIFYING JIMMY SAVILE MOMENT

    Coleen Nolan has opened up about the moment Jimmy Savile begged her to go back to his hotel room when she was just 14.

    The 56-year-old met the paedophile when she appeared on Top Of The Pops with her sisters to perform and has now recalled what happened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

    She replied: “You know when it came out about Jimmy Saville I wasn’t in any way shocked, thinking about it. I was 14 [years old] there and that same night, he asked me to go to his hotel.

    “He said he had a suite in a hotel and I should go up and see it and he’d look after me.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP ‘SAYS HE’D BE “CANCELLED LIKE PIERS MORGAN” IF HE CRITICIZED MEGHAN MARKLE

    DONALD Trump has claimed he would be “canceled like Piers Morgan” if he were to “say anything negative about Meghan Markle”.

    The former President said he always thought the Duchess of Sussex was “no good” but feared speaking out following her tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN'S TWITTER SPAT WITH JEDWARD OVER WINSTON CHURCHILL STATUE

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PIERS MORGAN SLAMS EU FOR 'CAUSING PANIC' OVER AZ VACCINE

    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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    JEREMY CLARKSON SAYS PIERS MORGAN ‘LOST HIS JOB OVER NOTHING’

    Jeremy Clarkson has said he thinks Piers “lost his job over nothing” after he quit when he refused to apologise over comments he made about Meghan Markle.

    Writing in his column for The Sun, Clarkson added that Meghan was a “silly little cable TV actress”.

    He said: “Trust me on this one.

    “Markle’s toast, and within five years, I suspect she’ll be posing for photographs, on her own outside the Taj Mahal or sitting on the back of a playboy’s yacht in the Med, and poor old Piers will realise that he lost his job over absolutely nothing at all.”

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