Piers Morgan: GMB host branded a ‘total b*****d’ by Kirstie Allsopp as Twitter row worsens

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 54, took to Twitter and hit out at Kirstie Allsopp, 48, after she took aim at being trolled following the coronavirus pandemic. The Channel 4 presenter previously made the decision to move her family to Devon to self-isolate after her partner Ben Andersen tested positive for coronavirus.

In view of her 411,000 Twitter followers, Kirstie wrote: “During this time of national crisis many families had difficult choices to make in a rush, with minimum information.

“But we did what we thought was sensible and we did not break any rules or regulations that existed at the time.”

The property expert later hit out at being trolled for moving her family between homes, and was called out by GMB presenter Piers.

“Kirstie, you’re rich, privileged & isolating in a lavish country home with your family,” Piers wrote in view of his 7.1 million followers.


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“Maybe stop making this crisis about your struggle with trolls & direct your energy into rallying support for NHS workers risking their lives for us all in very dangerous circumstances?”

The TV star was left furious, and called Piers a “total b*****d” for retweeting her message to his millions of followers.

She tweeted: “You total b*****d there was NO need to Retweet that to your millions of followers, it was totally unnecessary and unkind thing to do.”

Kirstie previously explained that she did not flee to the family’s holiday home after they became sick.

She told Metro: “We thought, what do we do? Do we go to the place which already has food in the freezer, already has stuff, you know, I got more loo roll in this house.

“I don’t need to buy more loo roll. I’m kind of a classic, eldest, first child and incredibly organised.”

The Channel 4 presenter added: “So I didn’t need to go out and buy more paracetamol or take anything from anybody else. I have all that I need here.

“So when we got this obviously worrying diagnosis, we came to the place where we were safest where the dog could be walked, without going outside.”

Yesterday, Kirstie spoke live from her home in Devon, where she got into an on-air row with Piers over his “anger” during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kirstie claimed it was important to be “calm and sensible” with the nation in lockdown – but Piers reminded her that “people are going to die”.

The pair became embroiled in a tense stand-off but the GMB music began to play while Kirstie was trying to make a point.

Piers asked: “You don’t want me to challenge government ministers about this nonsensical farcical mixed message?”


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Kirstie replied: “If you are too angry…” but was unable to finish her sentence.

Piers claimed that it was not intentional but they had to go to an advert break.

He said: “We didn’t play that deliberately there, Kirstie. We’ve run out of time. I don’t like cutting her off like that.”

This is not the first time the presenters have been involved in a heated exchange.

Both Piers and Kirstie have been going back and forth on Twitter in tense discussions over the coronavirus outbreak this month.

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Ruth Langsford reveals hubby Eamonn Holmes ‘has another woman on his mind’

This Morning host Ruth Langsford, 60, has revealed husband Eamonn Holmes, 60, has been taking exercise tips from none other than British actress Elizabeth Hurley, 54. In a candid new interview, the former admitted her other half has been “bending over backwards” for the model after recently meeting at a lunch.

The This Morning presenter explained that Liz has been providing tips for Eamonn to help combat his back pain.

“Every morning Eamonn wakes up, he has another woman on his mind – Elizabeth Hurley,” Ruth explained to The Mirror.

The TV veteran has even resorted to doing squats while brushing his teeth in the morning.

“Eamonn and Liz met at a recent lunch, and now he is literally bending over backwards for her,” Ruth admitted.



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“Comparing notes about backache, Liz has convinced him that a really effective way of strengthening his lower back was to squat while brushing his teeth.”

She added: “Carried out repeatedly, day after day, she says it has helped her tremendously. Good job it’s only me who can see what he looks like as he does this.”

It comes as Eamonn previously underwent a double hip replacement in 2016 after suffering debilitating pain for 25 years.

At the time, he gushed over his wife Ruth for being his “crutch” over the past 20 years.

Speaking to the same publication, Eamonn said: “Ruth’s face was the first thing I saw. I said, ‘If this is Heaven, you’re the angel that I want’.”

It took up to 10 weeks for the This Morning host to fully recover from the operation.

Meanwhile, the ITV broadcaster took to Twitter to express his fears of contracting coronavirus.

It comes after a recent study suggested those with blood type A could be at a greater risk of the virus.

In view of his one million Twitter followers, the host shared a report from South China Morning Post, which had the headline, ‘People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to coronavirus, China study finds’.

The report claimed research in Wuhan and Shenzhen indicated patients with the blood group had higher rate of infection and tended to get more severe symptoms.

They added: “Those with type O had a significantly lower risk for the infectious disease compared to others.”

The deadly coronavirus has affected more than 400,000 people worldwide with cases continuing to rise.


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Eamonn shared the post with the caption: “Well not good news for me… #coronavirus #BloodType.”

The information is from a preliminary study of patients in China who were tested positive for the disease.

Despite their findings, they added more work is needed for greater results.4

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am.

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Chris Evans: ‘They shouted at me’ Virgin Radio host slammed by bystanders over coronavirus

Chris Evans, 53, voiced his rage on Wednesday morning after he revealed he had been shouted at my numerous people for being “too close” to them while out in public doing his bits before heading back inside. The UK was locked down do the deadly coronavirus on Monday, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated people r only allowed out for exercise, food shopping, medical or care needs and to go to and from work where “absolutely necessary”.

People are going out to shout at people for being too close to them, it’s insane. It happened to me a couple of days ago

Chris Evans

While people re taking advantage of the sunny weather and heading to the park to exercise, Chris revealed some are turning social distancing into an opportunity to abuse others.

Speaking to his co-star Vassos Alexander, the former BBC Radio host shared his own experiences.

“How about stop it with the pavement rage,” he snapped.

“People are going out to shout at people for being too close to them, it’s insane. It happened to me a couple of days ago.”


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Chris said he briefly touched on the issue during Tuesday’s show but he didn’t want to “give it more oxygen that it deserves”.

“But it happened to me twice again yesterday, and this cyclist pulled up near me and said ‘Can I ask you a question?’

“I said ‘What?’ and he replied ‘Are people shouting at you for being too close to them?’

Chris was out in Windsor park at the time and was left shocked that it was happening to others.

After detailing how much abuse he had received by others, the cyclist said it had just happened to him and that it had really “upset him” as it was “the last think I wanted to do”.

The former Top Gear presenter understood completely, saying: “I didn’t know the guy, and why would he stop to offload on me unless he’s really aggrieved by it?!”

“Let’s just calm down everyone,” he exclaimed.

“If you live a world that’s becoming so harmonious that you can shout at people for nothing and you resort to that, you really need to stay in!”

“You have to stay in for the rest of your damn lives!

“What is wrong with these people?!”

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The government has issued a strict two-metre rule between people unless you live with them, so as to halt the spread of the virus.

But as the death toll continues to rise daily and the hysteria surrounding the pandemic heightens, it can lead to panic stricken people lashing out at others.

After he finished his rant, he took a breath and moved on to a more positive part of the lockdown, applauding people who are taking note of the social distancing rule.

“People are adhering to social distancing when taking their allotted time to exercise in this beautiful sunshine, that is ever more beautiful as they is less pollution around and we can sense it, and we can feel it more.


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He added, laughing: “I should her put sunblock on yesterday.”

Vassos could be heard laughing as Chris mocked his complexion.

“How pale am I?!” he hooted.

“How pale and ginger am I, the sun is that strong!”

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky airs weekdays on Virgin Radio at 6:30am.

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Fiona Phillips speaks on ‘nasty’ coronavirus symptoms ‘Like a broom shoved up my canal’

Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips, 59, took to Twitter last week and revealed she was in bed with a “sore throat and a cough”. The Strictly Come Dancing contestant has now revealed the extent of her coronavirus symptoms admitting she was covered in a “whole-body-sized cloak of sweat”.

Fiona revealed she had a “fiery throat” and an “annoying dry cough” as well body aches and pains.

Writing in a column for The Mirror, she said: “Having come bearing gifts such as a fiery sore throat, high temperature/fever, shortness of breath, annoying dry cough, aches, pains, lethargy and a whole-body-sized cloak of sweat – nice – I’ll be doing my best to make sure [COVID-19] doesn’t stay too long either.”

She recounted: “The first sign of the nasty bug’s generosity was about a week ago, in the form of a horrible, sort of scratchy gut pain that made me feel full, from my throat, right down through my whole digestive system.

“It kept me awake all night – it was as if a witch had shoved her twiggy broom up into my alimentary canal and on into my throat, left it there and had then intermittently twisted it.”


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The presenter also took aim at “those selfish, greedy, I’m alright Jack, toilet roll snatchers” – as the outbreak has seen panic-buying sweep the nation – and the world.

It comes after Fiona took to Twitter and first announced that she was in bed with coronavirus on Friday.

In view of her 33,000 followers, she wrote: “I am in bed with #coronvirusuk.

“It’s not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than a sore throat, dry cough, headache & tiredness. As long as it stays that way….DON’T panic!”

Fans rushed to comment on the post, with many social media users offering messages of support.

Someone asked: “How long have you been suffering?”

Fiona replied: “I’m not suffering. It’s fine. Thanks for asking.”

Another person commented: “Get well soon. Hope you’re being looked after well. I’m self-isolating in my office as the grass is still growing and it’s definitely the best place to be out in the fresh Flag of Scotland air. Kindest regards.”

A fan wrote: “Take care Fiona,” while another person added: “Please keep posting to let us know how you are. We need it, all we keep hearing is bad news.”

The recent coronavirus pandemic has seen a recent surge in cases of the virus across the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the public the nation is facing a national emergency and they must stay at home to save lives.

Police will enforce the lockdown by breaking up groups and imposing fines of £30 upwards on people who flout the rules.


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Speaking in Downing Street, the PM said the only valid reasons for venturing outside were to buy food, carry out essential work or for medical reasons.

Meanwhile, other celebrities have come forward to announce they have coronavirus including Tom Hanks and former Dancing On Ice star Linda Lusardi.

The former glamour model, Linda, 61, and her husband Sam Kane have since been hospitalised.

He wrote on his Facebook page: “To all who know us. Linda and I have been taken to hospital and will be tested for Covid 19 at some point very soon.”

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Gemma Atkinson: Gorka Marquez’s girlfriend on shock discovery as he reveals sad news

Gemma Atkinson, 35, and her Strictly Come Dancing beau Gorka Marquez, 29, welcomed their daughter Mia last year. In their latest clip from their YouTube series, the family trio set out for some lunch before the Hits Radio DJ revealed an awkward mishap on their way to the restaurant.

Speaking in a clip from their YouTube account Gemma & Gorks, the Strictly professional revealed his girlfriend was surprising him with a nice meal.

Gorka explained: “Sunday afternoon it’s a family lunch. We managed to get ready on time. Just 10 to 15 minutes late.

“We’re going for lunch in Manchester to a place that I’ve never been and apparently it’s very good.”

He added: “Gemma surprised me and booked the restaurant for us.”


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His girlfriend revealed she too had never been to the restaurant before telling fans of her discovery before they left their house.

“The guys at work recommended [the restaurant]. So if it’s rubbish I’ll blame them,” Gemma remarked.

She then explained why they were running late, saying: “It’s because I found I had poo under my nail just before we set off. I had to run back in.”

Gemma finished: “That’s what happens when you change [your baby] in a hurry.

“I had green poop under my fingernail.”

Gorka complimented his lady love admitting she looks “flawless” regardless of the baby changing mishap.

The YouTube video comes just hours after the Strictly professional shared some sad news.

Gorka announced that his dance show, Firedance, alongside his co-star Karen Hauer had been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Spanish hunk admitted he was “regretful” that the show had to be put on hold but people’s health and safety was a priority.

In view of his 503,000 Instagram followers, the performer shared a lengthy statement.

Gorka wrote: “To our amazing fans and specifically those who have purchased tickets to the performance of Firedance.

“It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regard to coronavirus in the UK and the subsequent venue closures, the upcoming Karen & Gorka: Firedance performances due to take place will not be going ahead as planned.”


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He continued: “We are gutted as we have had the most amazing time performing for you all on tour however health and safety must come first.

“We hope to be able to announce more information in the near future on the rescheduled shows and customers are advised to retain their tickets.

“In the meantime, stay safe and keep well, Karen & Gorka.”

The Strictly dancer is one of many of his fellow colleagues who have recently had to postpone shows amid the current global pandemic.

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Oti Mabuse: Strictly pro breaks silence on decision with husband ‘Truly heavy heart’

Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, 29, and husband Marius lepure, 37, announced some sad news as they issued a message on the future of their dance show. The Greatest Dancer star admitted it was with a “heavy heart” the married couple have had to postpone their project.

Oti had been keeping her fans updated on social media about their project titled London Dance Nights which featured a weekend of dance shows, workshops and competitions.

However, Oti shared a message with her 409,000 Instagram followers yesterday explaining that their show will be rescheduled following recent government guidelines to avoid mass gatherings following the coronavirus outbreak.

In the statement, the Strictly performer admitted we’re in “uncertain times” and told fans to stay safe.

The couple wrote: “It’s with a truly heavy heart that we announce that London Dance Nights 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

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“The safety of our international and local competitors, performers, staff and most of our spectators is our priority.

“We were honestly looking forward to hosting a spectacular dance weekend but health comes first!”

Oti and Marius continued: “In these uncertain times we urge everyone to help others less fortunate where they can.

“We have been advised to stay at home but let’s pray, help or donate to those who have no home to stay in.

“Or like some in South Africa with no water to wash their hands and those stuck in other countries without the ability to go home.”

Oti captioned the Instagram post: “Announcement! Please do all take care of yourselves.”

Fans took to the comment section to share their thoughts about the news.

One person wrote: “Was so looking forward to it and had booked and paid for two places already. I thought as it’s July we would still have a fighting chance. Stay safe.”

Another fan commented: “So sorry Oti. Take good care of yourselves.”

While a third person added: “Health comes first. Take care Oti and Marius.”

The Strictly star’s post comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to stay indoors and avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak.

He said: “You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.”


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Meanwhile, Oti took to her Instagram stories today and made another announcement.

The Strictly star admitted she was “bored” from staying at home and so is offering dance classes online to entertain fans.

She said: “I’ve decided to actually give dance classes from my living room.

“We’re going to get up, we’re going to dance. The first class is at 7:30pm tonight.”

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