In an even more unlikely turn of events than England winning their Ashes test, Piers Morgan has eaten humble pie today after being proved wrong - but it could see him attempt to become the next Pope.
Back in June, the television personality tweeted…
Alastair Cook thinks his current KP-less England team will regain the Ashes this summer.
In other news, I will be elected Pope in August.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 3, 2015
Looks like he’s got 23 days to get to the Vatican.
In fairness to Morgan, he seemed ready for the inevitable mocking that his comments would attract…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 8, 2015
Before eventually admitting:
Right, time for lunch.August 8, 2015
Many Twitter users were quick to poke fun at Morgan, including Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent…
“@piersmorgan: Cook thinks his KP-less Eng team will regain the Ashes.
In other news, I will be elected Pope in Aug" Nice one your Holiness— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) August 8, 2015
@piersmorgan Good luck with the new job as Pope— Alisdair Howie (@ahowie72) August 8, 2015
But could Morgan actually be serious?
To all those kindly posting my old Ashes/Pope tweet, 2 things:
1) It’s not the end of August.
2) I’m a Catholic, so I qualify.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 8, 2015
We’ve got the rest of August to find out…