Phillip Schofield tickles This Morning viewers with cheeky Piers Morgan Christmas cracker joke
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Phillip Schofield tickles This Morning viewers with cheeky Piers Morgan joke

Phil's gag is truly a cracker!

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.

And although the Piers punchline relates to events at the start of 2021, co-host Holly Willoughby and show guests couldn’t help but snigger at the cheeky dig.

Phillip Schofield made a joke about Piers Morgan
‘Here’s one for you…’ (Credit: ITV Hub)

This Morning’s Christmas cracker jokes

Phillip’s wisecrack came as he, Holly and guests Gyles Brandreth and Vanessa Feltz shared some rib-ticklers.

Gyles had already offered up: “Why is Rudolph self-isolating? As he failed his lateral glow test.”

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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.

Vanessa Feltz looked shocked but Gyles Brandreth was amused at Phillip Schofield joke about Piers Morgan
Vanessa Feltz looked shocked but Gyles Brandreth was amused (Credit: ITV Hub)

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.

The punchline referred to Piers’ infamous flounce off the Good Morning Britain set after he rowed with Alex Beresford about Meghan Markle.

Holly smiled: “Shall we end it there? I think we’ve peaked.”

Phillip Schofield clearly enjoyed his own joke about Piers Morgan
Phillip Schofield clearly enjoyed his own joke about Piers Morgan (Credit: ITV Hub)

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.

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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.

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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