Piers Morgan, who quit Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise over comments he made about Meghan Markle, is now urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign if the ‘disgusting comment’ allegation turns out to be true.
The 56-year-old has taken to Twitter to rant about Mr Johnson, who reportedly said he would ‘let the bodies pile high in their thousands’ before introducing another lockdown.
Alongside a headline from the Daily Mail, the outspoken TV presenter wrote: “If this disgusting quote is true, then Boris Johnson must resign.”
But over in the comments, the majority of Morgan’s followers weren’t convinced that the allegations were true.
One person asked: “And if it’s not true should you and the Daily Mail resign?”
Another added: “I can’t believe for one moment that Boris Johnson said this, especially after being ill with Covid himself.”
“Oh give it a rest Piers,” a third commented.
Mr Johnson allegedly made the comment during a debate about whether or not the UK should face another lockdown in Autumn.
However, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has jumped to his defence and denied that Mr Johnson would ever utter such offensive words.
He told Sky News: “It’s not true – it’s been categorically denied by practically everyone.
“We’re getting into the sort of comedy chapter now of these gossip stories.
“You know – unnamed sources by unnamed advisers talking about unnamed events. You know – look – none of this is serious.”
The comments were leaked to the press by Dominic Cummings, according to numerous reports.
In a blog post, he outlined several allegations against the PM. He also alleged that Mr Johnson had used donors’ money to have his flat renovated.
Cummings allegedly penned: “I told him I thought his plans to have donors secretly pay for the renovation were unethical, foolish, possibly illegal and almost certainly broke the rules on proper disclosure of political donations if conducted in the way he intended. I refused to help him organise these payments.”