Holly Willoughby reveals something she has 'wanted to say'
Piers Morgan, 55, has admitted he received a bizarre text from his ITV co-star Holly Willoughby, 39, which left him feeling a bit panicked last week. The Good Morning Britain presenter revealed he was “caught out” by the This Morning favourite when she “pranked” him with a message about scotch eggs.
The snack has become a topic of national debate in the UK after politician Michael Gove’s declaration that it counts as a “substantial meal”.
It comes after the UK government said that in Tier 2 areas, pubs are only allowed to serve alcoholic drinks if they are served with a “substantial” meal due to coronavirus restrictions.
After Piers chatted about the food item on GMB recently, Holly seized her opportunity to trick him with a viral prank on the subject.
Addressing the embarrassing situation in his latest column, Piers said: “Scotch eggs are the food of the moment, and happen to be one of my favourite ‘substantial meals’, to give them their new formal title.
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“Unfortunately, that didn’t stop alarm bells ringing when Holly Willoughby texted me to say: ‘Piers, so weird, I was just chatting to a guy who reckons he knows you and asked me for your number.
“‘I thought I’d better check with you first. He’s called Scott Chegg. Do you know him? I have a pic from his WhatsApp if you want it? X’”
Addressing his baffled response, Piers recalled replying: “‘Never heard of him,’ I replied. ‘But ping me the photo and I’ll double-check.’
“Ten seconds later, an image arrived of a man’s face sitting in the middle of a Scotch egg.
“To say Ms Willoughby was ecstatic about catching me out with this viral prank is the understatement of the year.”
Piers then branded Holly’s reaction to her successful attempt at pranking him as “smug”.
He quipped: “There were so many crying-with-laughter emojis in her reply, I’m surprised she didn’t drown in her own smug virtual tears.”
Elsewhere, Piers spoke out after pictures emerged of him appearing to flout coronavirus rules.
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The presenter was snapped not wearing a face mask in a taxi while on a date night with his wife Celia Walden.
Piers could be seen getting into a black cab after a night out at Harry’s Bar in London – which is currently in Tier 2 – without wearing a mask.
Although his other half remembered to put on her own mask for the journey, the journalist went without one temporarily.
Official government guidelines state that passengers must wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles during the pandemic.
Taking to Twitter in view of his 7.7 million followers to address the accusations, he said: “I put my mask on seconds after this pic was taken, as the cab moved off..
“I should have done it before I got in but ironically, I was chatting to the paparazzi & I forgot.”
Piers also admitted he is “guilty as charged” over the situation and insisted he wasn’t denying a rule breach.
He penned after a social media user accused him of “making excused” about the situation: “I haven’t made an excuse, I just explained what happened.
“I’m guilty as charged. For a few seconds, I was a Covidiot & I deserve the full wrath of Twitter hell to now descend on me.”
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