This Morning viewers were in hysterics earlier today (Tuesday December 7) after Phillip Schofield cracked a gag about Piers Morgan.
Host Phil, 59, took aim during a light-hearted segment about topical Christmas cracker jokes.
This Morning’s Christmas cracker jokes
Gyles had already offered up: “Why is Rudolph self-isolating? As he failed his lateral glow test.”
Phil’s joke, however, had a little more sting to it – leaving Vanessa looking shocked and holding her face in her hands.
Gyles, however, gave the gag the double thumbs up.
What was the joke Phillip Schofield told about Piers Morgan?
Looking down as he read the joke out, Phillip asked: “What’s Piers Morgan’s favourite Christmas song?”
He then sing-songed to The Snowman tune, before anyone else could reply: “He’s walking off on air!”
I think we’ve peaked.
Holly smiled: “Shall we end it there? I think we’ve peaked.”
How viewers reacted
Going by the social media reaction, viewers laughed their heads off at Phil’s gag.
Twitter posts reacting to the joke included many different kinds of laughing emojis.
One viewer wrote: “First Christmas cracker joke that actually made me chuckle! @thismorning #ThisMorning #christmascrackerjoke.”
And another person repeated the joke, tagging in both Piers and Phillip as they added: “Love it, lol.”
A third person also repeated the witty line and included a GIF of Piers stropping off set.
— .Marie 👓🧢19 💙NHS (@mariebudgie1) December 7, 2021
But in response to another tweeter, someone else replied in a friendly manner: “Get your coat!”
Piers has yet to react on social media.
This Morning airs on ITV on weekdays from 10am.
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