Piers Morgan taunts his GMB replacement Alastair Campbell after he accidentally announced the Queen’s death in blunder

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Piers Morgan mocked his Good Morning Britain replacement Alastair Campbell following a savage Twitter exchange after he accidentally declared the Queen’s death in an on-air blunder.

Following the incident, the 56 year old publicly shared the story with his 7.9 million followers on Twitter as he highlighted the former Labour spin doctor’s mistake.

Using his huge platform online, Piers used the opportunity to reiterate his controversial comments regarding Meghan Markle’s mental health claims on her explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in March, which had been somewhat brushed over on the popular morning talk show.

And the father of four didn’t hold back as he joked that Alastair’s gaffe, who he has had public feuds with for many years, had made his dramatic exit off the show appear to be a distant memory.


Piers wrote: “I think this puts my disbelief of Princess Pinocchio’s porkies into proper perspective.

“Many congrats @campbellclaret,” with two applause emojis.

The newly appointed presenter made the unfortunate mistake on Wednesday morning while talking about Prince Philip's death last month.


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Alastair told viewers: “We talked a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen.”

Moments later, Alastair addressed his mistake and apologised live on the show.

He said: “Can I just say something, I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen. I meant Prince Philip, of course.

His 50 year old co-host Susanna Reid was quick to reassure him of his honest mistake, adding: “I think people understood exactly what you meant.”

It comes after Piers had an unruly twitter exchange with the 63 year old in which he told Campbell that he’s “not even a celebrity” after his first week on the show.

Trouble began on Tuesday after Piers asked how much money celebrities who are “constantly preaching” about mental health give to charities combatting the disorders.


The awkward interaction between the pair was misunderstood after Alastair took the comment as a personal dig at him online after he hosted Good Morning Britain during Mental Health Awareness Week.

But Piers made sure to quickly put the talk show presenter in his place, brutally adding: “No, I was talking about celebrities.”

Alastair Campbell has proven to be a controversial choice to replace Piers after his involvement with Tony Blair’s decision to take the UK to war in Iraq after Richard Madeley initially tipped for the position.

The producers of the ITV talk show have yet to comment as to whether Alastair will remain as the permanent presenter for Good Morning Britain.

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