‘Must be immediately cancelled’ Piers Morgan reacts to BBC host Clive Myrie’s on-air jibe

Clive Myrie takes swipe at Piers Morgan

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Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid became the butt of the joke in December 3’s instalment of the satirical BBC panel show. Now, the outspoken journalist has responded to Clive Myrie’s on-air swipe.

The panel and audience roared with laughter, but I didn’t

Piers Morgan

The 56-year-old spoke out in his latest column, quipping the presenter must be “immediately cancelled”.

It comes after the new Mastermind host, 57, took aim at Piers and Susanna, 51, who previously hosted GMB together.

He left the ITV show back in March, after refusing to apologise for comments he made about Meghan Markle.

Clive told the programme’s stars and viewers at home: “Viewers of Good Morning Britain claimed to have spotted a teddy bear in Susanna Reid’s knee.”

A picture then appeared on screen, as he continued: “To be fair, Susanna’s knee only looks like that after repeatedly kneeing Piers Morgan in the b******s.”

“Why?” asked team captain Paul Merton. “Has he got teddy-bear-shaped b******s?”

“The panel and audience roared with laughter, but I didn’t,” Piers stated.

He said he was surprised, claiming Clive is “the BBC’s ubiquitous new face of unimpeachable decency”.

The father-of-four thankfully seemed to take the whole episode in jest, after previously blasting cancel culture.

Piers stated in The Mail On Sunday: “Aside from ‘Saint’ Clive’s offensive language, it was disappointing to see him and his colleagues so gleefully celebrate violence in the workplace, without a thought for how this might trigger my mental-health trauma over Susanna’s brutal attacks.

“Obviously, monstrous Myrie must be immediately cancelled.”

The former newspaper editor then when on to light-heartedly suggested he could take over Clive’s most recent gig.

“On a positive note, I’m available to replace him as host of Mastermind,” Piers signed off.

Clive was confirmed as the new host of the BBC’s long-running show in March.

He took over the role from John Humphrys following his decision to leave after 18 years.

The broadcaster made his debut in August.

As well as fronting the likes of BBC News and BBC Breakfast, Clive took over the HIGNFY reigns this month.

He was joined on the aforementioned episode by actor Miles Jupp and journalist Camilla Long.

Paul, 64, and Ian Hislop have been regular faces on the show since it launched in 1990.

Have I Got News For You continues Friday at 9.30pm on BBC One.

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