Piers Morgan has blasted BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, describing him as ‘the dullest, most excruciatingly virtue-signalling, tediously opinion-devoid, toe-curlingly snivelling sycophant on TV’ in a Twitter row over Meghan Markle.
The Good Morning Britain star has been an outspoken critic of the royal couple and in a tweet yesterday criticised them after they complained about their treatment by the media in an ITV documentary that aired on Sunday.
He said: ‘Imagine being two staggeringly privileged royal multi-millionaires going to Africa to make a documentary that supposedly ‘shines a light’ on poverty, violence against women/girls & racial inequality – then in fact making it all about their own terrible struggle. I mean, FFS.’
But his post was ridiculed by Dan Walker, who said he was picking on Meghan Markle because she didn’t want to go for a second drink with Mr Morgan.
The Good Morning Britain star (right) clashed with the BBC’s Dan Walker on Twitter over Meghan Markle
In a tweet today Piers Morgan criticised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, accusing them of making their trip to Africa ‘all about their own terrible struggle’
Dan Walker immediately responded in a quote tweet, and accused Mr Morgan of picking on Meghan Markle
But Mr Morgan didn’t take the jibe lying down and accused Mr Walker of being dull and tedious
Mr Walker took Piers worded and turned them around in a follow up tweet in the spat
Mr Morgan said he was not bullying anyone, but criticising a publicly-funded member of the Royal Family
In a tweet Mr Walker said: ‘Imagine being given a TV show & a newspaper column & using them both to pick on a woman who didn’t want to go out for a second drink with you.’
But Mr Morgan quickly retorted: ‘Imagine being the dullest, most excruciatingly virtue-signalling, tediously opinion-devoid, toe-curlingly snivelling sycophant on TV?
ps For the record, I never asked Meghan for a drink, she asked me.’
The incident quickly turned into a Twitter spat, with Mr Walker then jokingly asking if Piers was around for a drink later.
He responded: ‘Sure if you can afford to fly to Beverly Hills.’
Mr Morgan also bragged that he had ‘6.2 million more followers’ than Mr Walker.
Mr Morgan has been tweeting a lot about the documentary that aired on Sunday in which Ms Markle admitted becoming a mother while living under an intense media spotlight has been a ‘struggle’
The two traded a number of barbs on Twitter after Dan Walker accused Mr Morgan of picking on Meghan Markle
Dan Walker was surprised that Piers had not yet started to compare the amount of Twitter followers each of them have
Mr Morgan then took this opportunity to prove he had a lot more people following him
Mr Morgan has been tweeting a lot about the documentary that aired on Sunday in which Ms Markle admitted becoming a mother while living under an intense media spotlight has been a ‘struggle’.
Speaking to ITV during the couple’s recent tour of southern Africa, she said that: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m OK’.
‘Look, any woman – especially when they are pregnant – you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know?’ she said, when asked how she was coping.
‘And especially as a woman, it’s a lot.
She added: ‘And also, thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.’
Asked if it would be fair to say it had ‘really been a struggle’, Meghan said: ‘Yes.’
Mr Morgan hit out at Meghan and Harry over CNN report that they had ‘single-handedly modernised the Monarchy
He also opined that it was time for this ‘cocky and deluded pair’ to ‘cool their ego-crazed jets’
Mr Morgan questions the royal couple’s complaint about being treated unfairly by the media
And he claimed Meghan must have ‘amnesia’ after allegedly getting her friends to talk to People magazine in the US
The Good Morning Britain host also thinks the interview was a distraction and ‘shockingly selfish & tone deaf’
In reference to the royal couple he said: ‘This endless woe-is-me nonsense from two of the most privileged people in the world is absurd.’
Mr Morgan congratulates the ITV journalist for his scoop but asks why the two royal brothers have fallen out
The breakfast TV host was critical of Meghan’s ‘self-promotional TV documentary’
He told ITV newsman Chris Ship that criticism of Harry and Meghan ‘has been fair’
And replying to comedian David Baddiel he said Harry’s mother Diana also manipulated the media
Mr Morgan denied his criticism of the royal couple is because he didn’t get a wedding invite
And he said the rich and famous should stop ‘whining all the bloody time about how awful their lives are’
In one tweet Mr Morgan said: ‘Zero press/TV headlines about their charity work today.
‘Nor any about William & Kate’s very successful but now completely overshadowed tour.
‘It’s all about Meghan & Harry’s terrible ordeal ‘existing’ in lavish royal splendour at our expense. Shockingly selfish & tone deaf.’
And in another, responding to someone who accused him of racism he said: ‘Many thanks for your kind thoughts Gina.
‘I have no issue with Meghan based on her ethnicity, and have never written any racist dogwhistling pieces about her or anybody else.
‘I just found her to be a social climbing fake & always take people as I find them.’