Alex Scott was replacing him’ Piers Morgan claims Dan Walker was axed from Football Focus
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Piers Morgan, 55, and Dan Walker, 44, were once again engaged in the midst of a heated row over their TV ratings on Twitter today. However, things took an explosive turn when the former Good Morning Britain host claimed that Dan was fired from his role on BBC’s Football Focus and “lied” to the public about it.
A fan of the BBC Breakfast host had got involved in the tense TV presenter stand-off and typed to Piers: “Erm….didn’t @mrdanwalker choose to leave Football Focus. Whereas you flounced off!”
Piers, not one to hold his tongue, snapped back: “No, Dan lied to the public that he ‘chose’ to leave – but in fact got told Alex Scott was replacing him.
“No wonder he supports Princess Pinocchio.. both speak with forked tongue!”
The 55-year-old was referring to Meghan Markle, who was the reason he ended up leaving his post on Good Morning Britain back in March.
Piers had vehemently denied the Duchess Of Sussex’s claims that she had suffered from mental health issues while living in the UK and had even thought about taking her own life at one point.
This resulted in Piers being involved in a heated row on-air with GMB’s weatherman Alex Beresford and subsequently leaving the show for good over his refusal to “believe a word” out of Meghan’s mouth.
Dan has often stood behind Meghan’s comments on social media and has openly supported the revelations she made to Oprah Winfrey during a landmark interview earlier this year.
Express.co.uk has contacted both the BBC and Dan’s representative for comment.
The Twitter argument between the pair began after Piers had tweeted that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are “Covid-ravaged” and claimed “nobody cares” about the event or bronze medals.
Gary Lineker was one of the first to disagree with the presenter, which seemingly prompted others to share their thoughts too.
“I don’t think Silver and Bronze medals are shameful, but no real champion would ever feel comfortable having one in their trophy cabinet,” Piers said in response to Gary.
Pointless host Richard Osman joined in with the thread of tweets, adding: “To be fair he was in second place in the breakfast ratings for years. I mean, in a field of two, but it’s still a silver medal.”
It was then that Dan Walker chimed in: “Don’t forget Paw Patrol & Everybody Loves Raymond.”
In response to Richard, Piers hit back: “And then we came 1st, and I left. I believe they call that ‘TV Gold’.”
The journalist was referring to his time on Good Morning Britain, the rival to BBC Breakfast.
In a further swipe, Dan brought up the time the host had stormed off set in a debate about Prince Harry and Meghan.
Dan swiped: “You stormed off set when lanced by your own colleagues.
“They challenged you because you claimed a woman – who said she had suicidal thoughts – was lying.
“Of course everyone watched but to claim that as a victory? Really? What a strange hill to die on.”
Piers hit back: “Hi Saint Daniel, I called out Meghan Markle’s disingenuous b*****t, just as I did when Govt ministers spewed it.
“It’s called ‘journalism’ – you should try it sometime, then you wouldn’t keep losing jobs like Football Focus for being such a tedious virtue-signalling twerp!”
The BBC Breakfast star quit his role on Football Focus after 12 years back in April to focus on other work commitments.
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