Piers Morgan claims ITV lost '£250 million' following exit
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Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 56, has taken to Twitter to post a defiant remark about the controversy surrounding Davina McCall, 53, agreeing with his scathing review of the recently revealed statue of the late Princess Diana. The outspoken journalist began by slamming “the woke #BeKind brigade” for forcing Davina to delete her “entirely accurate opinion” on the statue, which was unveiled by Prince Harry and Prince William in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on Thursday.
Piers shared an article about Davina backtracking by deleting her tweet supporting his opinion in view of his 7.9 million followers this morning.
He wrote alongside it: “Bullied & abused by the woke #BeKind brigade into deleting an honestly-held and entirely accurate opinion.”
Piers went on to declare that he wouldn’t be following in Davina’s footsteps by deleting his own tweet on the matter.
He added: “Suffice it to say, I won’t be deleting my statue critique – because it’s true.”
It comes after Piers weighed in on the statue debate on Twitter, writing: “Let’s be honest – it’s not a great statue of Diana.”
In a now-deleted tweet, former Big Brother host Davina agreed with Piers and called the statue “stiff”.
She replied to the journalist: “I really wanted to like it. But somehow… it doesn’t feel very Diana?
“Her joie de vivre… her radiance, her compassion. It feels stiff.”
Piers seemed to appreciate Davina’s analysis, responding: “The statue’s the one thing Diana never was: dull.”
Davina’s post sparked backlash from some Twitter users, leading to her removing the tweet from her page.
One person wrote: “Well her sons, brother & sisters are happy with it. Her sons chose what she was wearing and how she was depicted. As they’re happy then it has s** all to do with anyone else.”
A second added: “Feels stiff? You do know it’s a statue, right?”
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Fans took to the comments section of Piers’ post defending Davina to share their thoughts on the controversy.
One person wrote: “I 100% agree with your judgement on the statue, but why not be gracious and keep your opinion to yourself?”
Another told Piers: “Cancel culture is the worst.”
A third person added: “It is very true , obviously it was made in good faith and I’m sure a lot of effort and time was spent making it but ….it looks nothing like her ! Why let herself be bullied into thinking something other than she actually thought.”
A fourth agreed: “Do these people not realise we truly value people with honest opinions! The meaning of the statue is great, the delivery, very poor! Opinions must be allowed.”
To commemorate their late mother, William, 39, and Harry, 36, began working on commissioning the statue in 2017, with it being erected on the day Diana would have celebrated her 60th birthday.
The late Princess tragically died aged 36 in August 1997 following a fatal car crash while travelling through Paris with her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed.
Despite the criticism from some social media users including Piers and Davina, the two Princes, Diana’s brother Earl Spencer and her sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes appeared to be thrilled at the unveiling.
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