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Thursday 9th April 2020

Piers Morgan smokes cannabis with Mike Tyson

But did Piers inhale?

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan surprised his Twitter followers after revealing he sparked up a spliff with boxing legend Mike Tyson.

The 54-year-old motormouth breakfast TV host chuckled "when in Rome" following a toke during an appearance on the former heavyweight champ's podcast.

But Piers also joked he may start puffing away in the morning in future - if blazing before GMB helps him with the stresses of the show.

As he is handed a joint in footage taken during the recording, Piers initially enquires: "What am I supposed to do with this, Mike?"

Just like the Romans did (Credit: Twitter @piersmorgan)

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"Smoke it!" bellowed back the 52-year-old, before reaching over to give Piers a light.

Piers then took a hesitant drag on the joint as Tyson raised his arms in the air and cheered his efforts.

I probably should... might calm me down a bit.

Writing about the experience in the Mail on Sunday, Piers noted cannabis is legal for both medicinal and recreational use in California - where the podcast was recorded.

"He exploded with laughter as he passed me a lighter and carried on roaring as I lit up the joint and took a long – legal! – puff," Piers recalled.

Mike was keen (Credit: Twitter @piersmorgan)

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Piers added: "Whatever your side of the debate about marijuana – I view it as less dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes – I’ve never seen a happier, calmer Mike Tyson."

And it seems one of Piers' sons reckons weed could have a mellowing effect for his dad, too.

Spencer Morgan commented on as he retweeted the video of Piers and Tyson: "Has one every morning before GMB. Starting to worry."

His dad replied, in jest: "I probably should... might calm me down a bit."

Helpful Tyson (Credit: Twitter @piersmorgan)

Piers received a mixed response from fans on Twitter for smoking the spliff - but many were amused.

"The most relatable you've ever been," tweeted one.

"Yeah @piersmorgan chonging on a reef get in old bean," replied another.

A third added: "Fair play Piers .... did you inhale?"

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