Piers Morgan and Gemma Collins

Piers Morgan Life Stories: Host slams trolls for sending Gemma Collins death threats

Gemma will appear on his show this Thursday

Piers Morgan has slammed trolls who sent Gemma Collins death threats over her appearance on his show, Life Stories.

The presenter addressed the vile comments on Monday’s Good Morning Britain after announcing Gemma’s episode will air this week.

Piers, 55, said “no one should have to put up” with the “vile” abuse Gemma has received.

Piers Morgan and Susanna REid on GMB
Piers slammed people sending Gemma death threats (Credit: ITV)

What did Piers Morgan say?

Piers said on GMB: “No one should have to put up with people on Twitter spewing the kind of vile abuse and death threats that they have been spewing at Gemma Collins.

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“The moment I announced I’m doing it, out it poured.

“People on Twitter saying, ‘I hope you die.’ This is a malevolent thing in our culture and society now.”

Gemma Collins on Piers Morgan Life Stories
Gemma will appear on Life Stories this week (Credit: ITV)

He continued: “There’s no regulation. If a newspaper did that or if we did that today and spent the next five minutes wishing people dead, we’d be taken off air.

“But nothing happens on Twitter to these morons who abuse footballers or Captain Tom as we saw.

“Even Captain Tom got it. And then Gemma Collins. Alright a more divisive figure but she shouldn’t have to have people wishing her dead.

“What do we do about these people, who are normally anonymous and little egg heads. Who’s organising this?”

susanna reid praised for her Twitter clapback to troll
Piers said the abuse Gemma received after the Life Stories announcement was “vile” (Credit: ITV)

What did Piers say about Gemma Collins on Life Stories?

It comes hours after Piers announced his Life Stories episode with reality TV and former Dancing On Ice star Gemma.

He tweeted on Sunday: “*THURSDAY, ITV, 9pm* My new series of Life Stories starts in very entertaining fashion with irrepressible force-of-nature @missgemcollins. 

“Tears, laughs, tap-dancing & sex tapes…

“Love her or hate her, you’ll see a whole new side to Britain’s most talked about reality TV star.”

Despite the backlash, many viewers expressed their excitement about seeing Gemma on the show.

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One said: “Gemma or GC personna are both FABULOUS.”

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories with Gemma Collins airs on ITV, Thursday February 11, at 9pm.

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