Holly Willoughby couldn’t be clearer about the rumours that she and Piers Morgan were set to co-host the ITV breakfast show.
In his column for the Mail today, Piers revealed that he’d seen the front cover of a magazine which asked “Holly & Piers – can they save GMB?”
So he has sent a text to his ITV colleague Holly, as a joke, he admitted. The 56-year-old wrote, in typically demanding fashion: “I want the biggest dressing room.”
But Holly shut down any suggestion that she’d be willing to give up her seat on the sofa next to Phillip Schofield, replying, “You can have it. I won’t be there.”
Piers added, “I wouldn’t hold your breath for this particular TV dream team.”
The former GMB host and the 40-year-old have had a love-hate relationship for years, with Piers mocking Holly for her squeaky-clean appearance on This Morning – and for winning more awards than him. She and Phillip retaliated earlier this year with a jokey comment during Dancing On Ice which didn’t please the outspoken former BGT judge.
However, he revealed that after he quit GMB in March, kind-hearted Holly was one of the first to contact him.
She suggested that he book himself on a meditation course, which would help with “managing difficult situations, “nailing interviews” and “making hangovers less horrible.”
The course cost £249 for seven hours of training.
Piers dismissed the offer, saying “I’d even get my own personal meditation sound to repeat softly in my head! This would apparently all ensure I am ‘no longer ruled by my emotions’.
“Problem is that I can’t imagine anything more boring than not being ruled by my emotions.”
Piers is currently recovering from coronavirus, which he picked up at the England versus Italy Euros 2020 football final at Wembley last month. He described his symptoms as ‘the worst week of my adult life’, but it hasn’t stopped him from passing judgement on other people’s health problems.
He recently slammed US gymnast star Simone Biles for her decision to pull out of the Japan Olympics, after she endured a serious mistake during a vault and admitted she’d been suffering with her mental health. However, he remained silent when UK cricketer Ben Stokes announced he was taking ‘indefinite leave’ for his own mental health.
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