Piers Morgan Blasts Dan Walker As BBC Breakfast Star Shades His Interviewing Technique

The GMB star was quick to respond after Dan's tweet about presenters who "shout" at and "interrupt" their guests.

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Piers Morgan has blasted his daytime rival Dan Walker, after the BBC presenter threw some serious shade at his interviewing technique.

The two breakfast TV stars have had a long-standing – although admittedly mostly amicable – feud for some time, largely revolving around the ratings of Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast.

However, after receiving praise for his interview with foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Monday morning, Dan couldn’t resist taking a pop at his ITV counterpart.

“Thanks for all your kind comments about our #BBCBreakfast interviews this morning,” he wrote.

And although he didn’t mention Piers by name, it doesn’t take the best detective in the world to decipher who he was talking about when he added: “It is possible to challenge politicians & and ask difficult questions without shouting, interrupting [and] telling everyone you’re brilliant at holding them to account.”

The comment did not go unnoticed by Piers, who wasted no time in laying into the BBC Breakfast star, claiming he has the “softest touch in the world” and comparing him to one of the Teletubbies.

Piers Morgan and Dan Walker
Piers Morgan and Dan Walker
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“The reason they all go on your show Dan is because you’re known as the softest touch in world [of] political interviewing,” Piers fumed.

“Or as the Guardian called you recently ‘LaLa from the Teletubbies... most at home asking unthreatening lifestyle questions’’.”

Last week, Piers raised eyebrows when he claimed that government officials had been banned from appearing on Good Morning Britain.

This came after both he and Susanna Reid have received a wave of praise for their interviews with ministers about coronavirus and the UK lockdown.

Addressing the official Twitter accounts for Boris Johnson and 10 Downing Street, he continued: “This is a pathetic & cowardly response to THEIR shameful incompetence.”

HuffPost UK contacted 10 Downing Street for comment last week, but did not receive a response.


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