Piers Morgan, 55, is continuing to enjoy his two-week break from Good Morning Britain at the moment, with some of his colleagues stepping in to replace him. Actor Adil Ray, 46, and Charlotte Hawkins, 45, presented the ITV show on Tuesday and spoke with Lord Jeffrey Archer, 80, about a number of topics, including the Government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the Conservative politician releasing a book at the same time as the Life Stories star, he took down the journalist, joking they weren’t in the same division.
With Hawkins holding up a copy of the guest’s book, Hidden In Plain Sight, the presenter asked: “Are you worried about the competition?”
Lord Archer replied: “Oh good heavens no. I mean he’s top of division three, fighting to get into division two.
“I’m just sorry he isn’t there this morning to fight back,” the politician joked, adding: “I would have loved a punch up with Piers.”
However, the novelist did wish his opponent “luck,” telling the hosts: “He’s very good on television and he’s very good on his cricket.
“No, forget about the book, Piers. I shall not be searching for it on the best-sellers list,” the former MP said.
Hawkins said to Lord Archer: “I suspect he’s not going to let you forget that comment,” before thanking the guest for joining them.
Taking to Twitter, those watching at home commented on the former MP’s takedown of the outspoken journalist.
One viewer wrote: “What a nice conversation with these 3 this morning. Certainly a change from the shouting and arguing that usually takes place. Great to see Lord Archer looking so well.”
“GMB is turning into the book club, not in a good way,” a second added, with a third remarking: “Fighting talk from Archer @piersmorgan.”
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