On Friday morning, Paddy spoke to presenters Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins about the upcoming Comic Relief broadcast, and couldn’t help noticing he’d been referred to as a “comedy genius” on screen.
“I’m in a hotel at the minute, I’m on my phone and it’s kind of propped up here,” he told the pair.
“Well done on the ‘comedy genius Paddy McGuinness’ – there’s no walking off here with that!”
He added: “I’m all over that, I’m going nowhere. I’ll be here on Monday. That is what you want.”
Charlotte then joked: “You stay there and don’t go anywhere.”
The team were alluding to an incident earlier in the week, when GMB guest Patsy Palmer took issue with a strap line that referred to her as an “addict to wellness guru” and decided to cut her interview short.
“You know what, actually, I don’t even want to do this interview because I don’t even want to look at what it says at the bottom of the screen,” she said.
“So I’m going to switch off, do a real Piers Morgan, and just say that it’s not okay to have ‘addict to wellness guru’ at the bottom of the screen.”
As Susanna and Ben tried to apologise, she insisted: “My issues I had years ago, that were talked about by me many, many years ago and it’s over so I’m not going to talk about it.
“I don’t really want to talk to you,” she said, as she pulled down the lid of her laptop.
Alex told Piers: “I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle and she cut you off, she’s entitled to cut you off, if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has. But yet you continue to trash her.”
At that moment, Piers told the presenter and weather forecaster: “OK, I’m done with this.”
Criticising Piers’ “diabolical behaviour”, Alex continued: “I’m sorry but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen. Six-thirty to seven o’clock yesterday was incredibly hard to watch. Incredibly hard to watch.
“This… he has the ability to come in here and talk from a position where he doesn’t fully understand.”
Good Morning Britain airs every weekday from 6am on ITV.