Piers Morgan Twitter: Gary Lineker takes swipe at GMB host over BBC remark 'Distraught'

Piers Morgan Twitter: Gary Lineker takes swipe at GMB host over BBC remark 'Distraught'

The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain broadcaster revealed new rankings comparisons between the ITV and BBC morning programmes, tweeting his 6.49 mi

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The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain broadcaster revealed new rankings comparisons between the ITV and BBC morning programmes, tweeting his 6.49 million followers: “BREAKFAST TV RATINGS UPDATE: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 (day @mrdanwalker joined @BBCBreakfast).” He then revealed the BBC had 1.6 million viewers and a 40 per cent share in 2016, whereas Good Morning Britain had 578,000 viewers and a 15 per cent share. On Monday December 3 2018, the BBC had dropped to 1.four million and a 39 per cent share, whereas GMB had grown to 736,000 and a 21.eight per cent share.

Dan, 41, responded by tweeting to his 521,000 followers: “So… in abstract: ITV have spent a fortune. You promote like there’s no tomorrow. You make all of it about you whereas we’re a staff.

“The great fella earlier than me had finished the job for 15 years… and we nonetheless get double your viewers. I’ll ship your silver medal for Christmas.”

When Piers Morgan replied with a sequence of fishing emojis, indicating Dan had taken the bait, the BBC star mentioned: “Truly… the #BBCBreakfast staff have simply caught a fish. Guess what? It’s twice the dimensions of yours.”

Leaping in on the Twitter motion to make a dig at his long-time rival Piers, Gary, 58, retweeted the put up in view of his personal 7.16 million followers.

“You should be distraught to be so comprehensively overwhelmed each single day,” he wrote. “Ideas are with you at this troublesome time.”

To not let Gary have the final phrase, Piers quickly dug out an outdated tweet from the pundit which learn: “Mcron is charismatic, sensible and ballsy. Can we borrow him?”

“Possibly follow soccer, Jugs,” he commented.

“Awww bless you,” Gary hit again. “Scrolling by means of eight months of tweets to seek out one thing to come back again at me with.”

Teaming up with Gary, BBC Breakfast host Dan mocked Piers with a screenshot of a tweet the GMB star wrote in 2016 which mentioned: “Simply can’t get excited by Silver and Bronze medals. You win otherwise you lose. Gold is all that issues. #Olympics2016.”

“You possibly can have this one when you like Gary,” Dan tweeted.

The previous footballer jokingly replied: “It’s simply not truthful, Dan, to remind folks of their outdated tweets, subsequently I shall chorus.”

Piers and Dan are down for teasing one another on social media over the rivalry between their breakfast TV reveals.

In the meantime, the GMB host additionally has a long-standing Twitter feud with Gary.

Earlier this 12 months, Piers made a jibe concerning the Match of the Day presenter after he claimed homework was a “waste of time” for youngsters and oldsters, saying: “Studying very night time ought to suffice, imho [in my humble opinion].”(sic)

“Plenty of LAZY mother and father will agree with you, Jugs,” Piers hit again. “As a nation, we’re falling up to now behind academic requirements of nations like China, it’s embarrassing.”

“Telling our children to now surrender on homework appears a perverse response to this…”

“First time Gary Lineker’s been humble in his life,” Piers additionally blasted on Good Morning Britain.

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