Piers Morgans news – Star leads tributes for Kate Garraway as ex-GMB colleague reveals Derek Draper's Covid battle

Piers Morgan has announced that the paperback versionof his Amazon chart-topping book Wake Up has arrived.

"Wake Up! The paperback of my No1 bestseller is here, and never has there been a more important time to read a passionate defence of free speech & a clarion call to end the woke cancel culture b******t that’s wrecking our society," he said in a post on Instagram.

"It’s time to fight for the right to have an opinion, even if someone else doesn’t like it!," he added before revealing that Wake Up remains at the top of the Amazon book chart.

It comes as Piers sent a message of support to pal Kate Garraway after her family’s documentary aired tonight.

The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter has bravely allowed the cameras to follow her husband’s battle against coronavirus in tonight’s ITV documentary, Finding Derek.

Derek was rushed to hospital with Covid-19 last March and remains in intensive care to this day, having spent much of the past year in a coma caused by complications from the virus.

Piers took to to Twitter saying "love you Kate" and posted a photo of Nelson Mandela with a heartwarming quote.

It read: "It always seems impossible until it's done."

Follow our Piers Morgan live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Imogen Braddick

    ALL ABOUT PIERS

    Piers is well known in the US from his time as a judge on Americans' Got Talent and his CNN show, which he fronted for three years before it was cancelled.

    He then returned to the UK and was persuaded by his agent to take a job on Good Morning Britain.

    But Piers quit GMB after refusing to apologise for his remarks about Meghan Markle.

  • Imogen Braddick

    TIED IN KNOTS

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have admitted they did NOT marry three days before their Windsor wedding.

    When the news broke, Piers asked his Twitter followers: “Do we still have to believe her?” – a clear reference to his departure from Good Morning Britain after refusing to say he believed Meghan’s claims.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed to Oprah they had tied the knot “in our backyard” 72 hours before the lavish public wedding on May 19, 2018.

    But the Sun revealed exclusively the formalities DID take place on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle.

    And a spokesperson for the couple admitted they had "privately exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19".

  • Imogen Braddick

    'END THE WOKE CANCEL CULTURE"

    Piers has announced that the paperback of his book has arrived.

    "Wake Up! The paperback of my No1 bestseller is here, and never has there been a more important time to read a passionate defence of free speech & a clarion call to end the woke cancel culture b******t that’s wrecking our society," he said in a post on Instagram yesterday.

    "It’s time to fight for the right to have an opinion, even if someone else doesn’t like it!"

  • Imogen Braddick

    WHY DID PIERS QUIT GOOD MORNING BRITAIN?

    Piers quit in spectacular fashion during a row over on-air comments the controversial host made about Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    He said he did not believe Meghan's claims about her mental health.

    And Meghan raised concerns with ITV's CEO after Piers said he didn't believe she had suffered suicidal thoughts.

    Seniors execs wanted the 55-year-old presenter to say sorry on air but he refused and stepped down from GMB instead.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'PERFECT SUMMARY'

    Piers retweeted a post from a radio host in the United States, saying it is the "perfect summary of what went down".

    The California-based radio host said: "I'll tell you why I respect @piersmorgan, irrespective of whether or not I agree with him: He said something, meant it sincerely, was attacked for it, then stuck by his guns, accepted consequences.

    "He owned what he said & he meant it. I can't fault him for that."

    Piers replied: "Thank you. This is a perfect summary of what went down."

  • Imogen Braddick

    PIERS GOGGLES

    Piers is attractive to almost HALF of women – but only when they are drunk.

    The former Good Morning Britain host is so irresistible he tops the list of the UK's most popular "beer goggle" pin-ups.

    Piers scored 39 percent of the vote in a new survey – but most women are only drawn to him when they have had a few.

    The presenter was followed by ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, 60, who chalked up 26 percent of the vote.

  • Imogen Braddick

    SUPPORT FOR KATE

    Piers sent love to his pal Kate after watching the heartbreaking documentary on ITV last night.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'LOVE YOU'

    Piers has led the tributes to "brave" and "inspirational" Kate Garraway after her heartbreaking documentary about Derek's Covid battle aired last night.

    Piers wrote on Twitter: "This is heart-breaking #FindingDerek @kategarraway."

    This Morning's Alison Hammond added: "This is heart breaking but also so inspiring #FindingDerek How amazing is @kategarraway @ITV."

    You can read the full story here.

  • Imogen Braddick

    MORE LIFE STORIES SOON

    In case you missed it… Piers has confirmed he's filming more Life Stories shows and is 'staying at ITV' after quitting Good Morning Britain.

    Many of his 7.8 million Twitter followers were devastated when he left GMB and bombarded Piers with requests to stay on the air.

    One contacted him on Twitter after his Life Stories episode with Coleen Nolan, and said: "Great show. Don’t leave #LifeStories Piers!"

    Piers replied: "Thanks Andrew – don’t worry, I’m filming some more soon."

  • Imogen Braddick

    PIERS PRESSURE

    Five petitions begging Piers to return to Good Morning Britain have been set up – the most popular of which has been signed by more than 155,000 people.

    Titled 'Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for this common sense approach to life', it is on track to reach its target of 200,000 signatures.

    The star has ruled out returning to the show but called the soaring petitions "a pleasant surprise".

    He tweeted: "I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions.

    "Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise."

  • Imogen Braddick

    THE START OF THE FEUD

    The feud between Piers and Meghan began in 2016 after Meghan "ghosted" him and "ditched him like a sack of spuds" after meeting Prince Harry.

    Piers explained how they first got in contact after he followed her on Twitter and she messaged him saying she was a fan of his.

    The pair messaged for a while, and when Meghan visited the UK to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon they met for a drink.

    Piers later revealed: "We had two hours in the pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis and pints – we got on brilliantly.

    "The next night [she and Harry] had a solo dinner and that was the last I ever heard from Meghan Markle. I never heard from her again – Meghan Markle ghosted me."

  • Imogen Braddick

    FRESH DIG

    Piers made a fresh dig at Meghan Markle yesterday after her claim that the couple tied the knot three days before their wedding was blown apart.

    Their wedding certificate was handed over by the General Register Office, with one official dubbing the Duchess "obviously confused" over the date of her marriage.

    Piers chimed in on the debate: "Do we still have to believe her?" he wrote on Twitter, reposting a headline that detailed blowing apart "Harry and Meghan's claims that they wed in secret".

  • Imogen Braddick

    STINGING MESSAGE

    Piers delivered a stinging message for critics who were celebrating his "downfall" earlier this week.

    Piers blew a kiss to his haters as he suggested the news would have them choking on their breakfasts as the book charts were revealed on Monday.

    He tweeted: "Great to see Wake Up back in the Sunday Times best-seller chart for the first time in 10 weeks & at its highest ever position.

    "I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you! (And to all those still gleefully celebrating my ‘demise’, mwah ?)."

    Wake Up, Piers' book on cancel culture and wokeness, has returned to the bestseller charts since he left Good Morning Britain.

  • Imogen Braddick

    ALEX RETURNS

    Alex Beresford finally returned to Good Morning Britain yesterday – 10 days after his fiery on-air clash with Piers Morgan.

    He's back presenting the weather for the ITV breakfast programme at 6am, with Sean Fletcher presenting the main show until 6.30am when Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins take over.

    Kate told Alex that it was "lovely" to have him back, with Alex going about his job as usual – not mentioning the dramatic run-in with his former co-star, which saw Piers quit just hours later.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'AGED PERFECTLY'

    Piers shared the resurfaced "quitting" clip to his own Instagram stories and disagreed about whether the story aged well or not.

    The Wall of Comedy page had captioned the post "he spoke it into existence" and the caption on the actual video joked "this clip didn't age well" with a series of crying and laughing face emojis.

    "Au contraire.. it aged perfectly," Piers wrote.

    Piers did quit in spectacular fashion during a row over on-air comments the controversial host made about Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Imogen Braddick

    RESURFACED CLIP

    In a recently resurfaced clip from 2018, Piers threatened he would one day "quit live on air".

    The clip shared on the Wall of Comedy Instagram page showed the Good Morning Britain host sitting next to Susannah Reid and promise he would walk off set one day.

    His tirade from an unknown date showed him gesturing in the exact direction he stormed off when he walked away earlier this month.

    Piers declared in the video: "I will quit live on air one day, bang, out the door literally, into the car with trusty driver Gordon.

    "And Gordon will say 'where are we going' and I'll say 'I don't know, let's just hit the highway'."

  • Imogen Braddick

    PIERS CELEBRATES BOOK TOPPING AMAZON CHARTS

    Piers Morgan is celebrating his book soaring to the top of Amazon's charts.

    The former GMB presenter tweeted an image of his book 'Wake Up' sitting pretty at the top of Amazon's book charts.

    "Insane," Morgan wrote.

    "Thank you so much, again, for the support. Hugely appreciated."

  • Sarah Grealish

    MORGAN THREATENED TO QUIT GMB FIVE TIMES IN FOUR YEARS

    Piers Morgan threatened to quit Good Morning Britain FIVE times before finally walking this week following comments he made about Meghan Markle.

    The Life Stories host had warned ITV bosses – and even viewers too – that he could walk out and cut ties with co-host Susanna Reid at a moment’s notice.

    Piers first threatened to quit his job four years ago LIVE on air.

    Read the full story here.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS' MESSAGE TO KATE

    Piers Morgan has sent a message of support to Kate Garraway after her family's documentary aired tonight.

    The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter has bravely allowed the cameras to follow her husband’s battle against coronavirus in tonight’s ITV documentary, Finding Derek.

    Derek was rushed to hospital with Covid-19 last March and remains in intensive care to this day, having spent much of the past year in a coma caused by complications from the virus.

  • Sarah Grealish

    97 PER CENT OF BRITS HAVE HEARD OF PIERS MORGAN

    Piers Morgan is a big name of TV, both in the UK and abroad.

    And a YouGov survey conducted late last year found 97 per cent of people had heard of him.

    He is the fifth most famous TV personality behind David Attenborough, Jamie Oliver, Simon Cowell, and Jeremy Kyle.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS PRESSURE

    Petitions begging Piers Morgan to return to Good Morning Britain have now racked up a staggering 360,000 signatures.

    The 55-year-old star quit the show rather than apologise for saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle earlier this month.

    Five petitions begging Piers to return have been set up – the most popular of which has been signed by 154,580 people.

    Titled ‘Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for this common sense approach to life’, it is on track to reach its target of 200,000 signatures.

  • Sarah Grealish

    TIED IN KNOTS

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry today admitted they did NOT marry three days before their Windsor wedding.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed to Oprah they had tied the knot “in our backyard” 72 hours before the lavish public wedding on May 19, 2018.

    But the Sun yesterday revealed exclusively the formalities DID take place on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle.

    And a spokesperson for the couple admitted today they had “privately exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19.”

    When the news broke, Piers Morgan asked his Twitter followers: “Do we still have to believe her?” – a clear reference to his departure from Good Morning Britain after refusing to say he believed Meghan’s claims.

  • Sarah Grealish

    LATEST CRITICISM

    Piers’ latest criticised of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was over their incorrect claims to have married in secret.

    Over the weekend, Stephen Borton, a former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told The Sun: “They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

    “The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law.”

    Taking to Twitter to discuss the news, Piers asked followers “do we still have to believe her?” – a clear reference to his departure from Good Morning Britain after refusing to say he believed Meghan’s claims.

  • Sarah Grealish

    TWITTER FOLLOWER BOOST

    Piers Morgan currently boasts 7.9million followers on Twitter and 1.6million on Instagram.

    According to socialbakers.com, his follower count has shot up since his departure from Good Morning Britain.

    The site reports he had 7.7million Twitter followers on March 6, compared with 7.9million today.

  • Sarah Grealish

    PIERS BLOWS KISSES TO CRITICS

    Piers Morgan has delivered a stinging message for critics who were celebrating his ‘downfall’.

    The former GMB presenter revealed his book is surging up the charts.

    He blew a kiss to his haters as he suggested the news would have them choking on their breakfasts as the charts were revealed this morning.

    He tweeted: “Great to see Wake Up back in the Sunday Times best-seller chart for the first time in 10 weeks & at its highest ever position.”

    “I continue to be staggered by all the support I’m getting. Thank you! (And to all those still gleefully celebrating my ‘demise’, mwah).”

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