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Carol Vorderman, 60, was left in shock after Piers Morgan revealed his dad is Welsh. The former Countdown presenter, who was born to a Welsh mother and grew up in the seaside town of Prestatyn in North Wales, revealed she had no idea that they had such things in common. It comes after Wales beat Turkey in the 2020 Euros on Wednesday, and Piers took to Twitter to congratulate the team.
Piers….these are things I never knew about you…and I thought after all these years I knew most of it
“Brilliant win by Wales. llongyfarchiadau! #WAL,” he penned, typing in Welsh meaning “congratulations”.
Carol saw his tribute and thought she’d applaud him on his spelling of the word, saying: “Good Welsh spelling there boy.”
Piers replied “Diolch”, which is Welsh for “thank you”.
Carol was seemingly very proud of her telly colleague, as she continued to tweet in his favour.
“The boy’s learning Welsh now…da iawn @piersmorgan…something I never thought I’d write. come on Cymru @FAWales #WAL,” she exclaimed.
But Piers had some news for her, something not many people were aware of.
Replying rather bluntly, he said: “My Dad is Welsh…”
The BBC Wales star was among those stunned at the revelation, as she admitted she thought she knew almost everything about the outspoken presenter.
“Piers….these are things I never knew about you…and I thought after all these years I knew most of it,” she laughed.
“Clue is in the name I guess…. Morgan.”
She added: “Give your Dad a cwtch from me,” which means a “hug”.
Carol was of course over the moon that her home country won the match, as she praised the team for their hard work.
In a separate tweet, she wrote: “AMAZING night #WALS @FAWALES.
“And can I just say what an absolute joy it was to watch @GabbyLogan being the most brilliant pro out there …. go girl … go Wales.”
It comes after the sport journalist had to apologise to viewers during half-time of the broadcaster’s coverage of the game, after it was marred with technical issues.
In the first half, the camera feed was interrupted by glitching on a number of occasions, with the screen going blank and the audio being out of sync with the action.
While commentator Steve Wilson also apologised to viewers, Gabby said at the start of the half-time break: “Wherever you’re from I think you’d agree it was a great half of football, but we have to apologise.”
Gabby also made headlines earlier today after she made the emotional connection between Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, who recently collapsed on the pitch, to the death of her brother Daniel Yorath.
The 29-year-old Danish midfielder collapsed during Saturday’s game with Finland and had to be resuscitated on the pitch.
Eriksen says he is “fine under the circumstances” and posted a picture from his hospital bed with a thumbs-up, as he made his first comments since suffering a cardiac arrest.
The professional footballer has since thanked fans from around the world after their support.
But speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the journalist addressed how Eriksen’s recent setback triggered memories of her brother.
The BBC broadcaster went on to add that Daniel had died from a “hidden heart condition”, explaining: “It’s easy when somebody dies very young to almost deify them and glorify their life but he’d already been looked at by Wales Under 18s, he was signed for Leeds United, and he was absolutely brimming with passion and hope and possibility.
“He was just a few months shy of his 16th birthday and he was about to start his full-time professional contract when he died of a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a hidden heart condition.”
She added: “We had absolutely no idea that he had this ticking time bomb inside him.”
In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle cells enlarge and the walls of the heart chambers thicken and reduce in size and cannot hold much blood.
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