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Tuesday 26th May 2020

Enraged Piers Morgan bets MP Andrew Bridgen 10k that he won't 'be sacked by Christmas'

The pair had a heated exchange on Good Morning Britain.

Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan has offered a bet with Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen.

The pair exchanged a heated war of words on Monday morning's GMB.

The MP of North West Leicestershire went on to appear on TalkRadio and predict that Piers Morgan would be fired soon.

Andrew said: "I’ll have a little bet he won’t be fronting that programme by Christmas."

Susanna Reid addressing the GMB guests (Image credit: ITV)

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Piers defiantly hit back on Thursday's GMB by declaring his own bet against Andrew's prediction.

"Put your money where your mouth is"

He said: "As for the bet, I think I’ll still be here until Christmas, I’m contracted until the end of next year so I think it’s quite likely.

"So why don’t we have a bet for charity, £10,000 put your money where your mouth is.

"We can put it to a charity of your choice or mine whoever pays up so if you’re prepared to match your billy big balls talk on TalkRadio with hard cash then I’m here. If not - pipe down."

They fell out when Piers accused the government of failing to properly handle the coronavirus crisis in the UK.

Piers spoke furiously towards the MP (Image credit: ITV)

Speaking to Andrew via video link Piers expressed his confusion over the new lockdown rules.

He asked if he could now visit his adult sons, Andrew said he could as long as he upheld social distancing guidelines.

"Haven't got a clue"

Piers pointed out that this advice contradicted Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new rules.

He said: "What you have just said is completely against the new rules as stated.

"There you are, as a Conservative member of parliament, who thinks you know exactly what Boris Johnson has been saying and yet you just told me to do something that I am not allowed to do.

"You, as a leading, high-profile Conservative politician, haven’t got a clue about what these rules actually mean."

Piers has been hit with over 200 Ofcom complaints over this interview (Image credit: ITV)

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Andrew accused Piers of spreading "diatribe" against the Prime Minister.

Piers refused to back down and pointed out that the UK has one of the worst coronavirus death tolls globally.

Ofcom complaints

He continued: "Let me explain what my diatribe is. We have, according to the government’s own graphs, and you can spin them any way you like, the second worst death toll in the world."

"When you come on and say, ‘I heard your diatribe against Boris Johnson’; the diatribe is because so many people have died and so many people are continuing to die."

Piers' argument with Andrew has led to 281 Ofcom complaints made against him.

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