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BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker Defends Carol Kirkwood After Piers Morgan Makes Joke Trump Comparison

'She is queen. You are one of her subjects.'

15/03/2017 11:14

‘BBC Breakfast’ host Dan Walker has jumped to the defence of weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, after ITV rival Piers Morgan jokingly compared her to US President Donald Trump.

OK, so here’s what happened.

On Tuesday (14 March), Carol Kirkwood was named Weather Presenter of the year at the Television And Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards, beating out Sky’s Nazaneen Ghaffar and Laura Tobin of ‘Good Morning Britain’.

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Carol celebrates her win

Suffice to say, Piers had something to say about one of his own being beaten the following morning on ‘GMB’, remarking that Laura’s loss was the win of someone who was “universally reviled”, referring to Carol.

His co-host, Susanna Reid, was quick to defend her former BBC co-star, insisting Piers wasn’t being “entirely true” to which he responded: “Everyone loves Carol. But we love you more, Laura.

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Piers and Susanna on 'GMB'

“And you won the popular vote, you are the Hillary Clinton of this whole operation, so don’t get downcast.”

And you know who that makes Carol, don’t you..?

While Laura was quick to insist that Carol is “one of her very best friends”, it didn’t take ‘BBC Breakfast’ star Dan Walker to have his say on Twitter.

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Dan Walker

Suggesting Piers was prone to exaggerating the success of ‘GMB’, he wrote: “I don’t mind you lying about your viewing figures but lay off [Carol Kirkwood]. She is queen. You are one of her subjects.”

Last month, the two clashed on Twitter after Piers took particular delight in highlighting a mistake that had been aired on ‘BBC Breakfast’, which wrongly identified Dan as Charlie Stayt.

When Piers suggested Dan’s employers didn’t “even know who he was”, he fired back: “Why don’t you concentrate on your own show? All the best, Charlie.”

‘Good Morning Britain’ airs weekdays on ITV from 6am.

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