Piers Morgan fury: How Rihanna silenced GMB host with X-rated swipe | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid will step-down from their presenting duties on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ for a summer break after regularly updating the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. During this time, the former newspaper editor has taken a number of swipes at Government officials including Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. The 55-year-old’s salacious spats have become a synonymous feature of the TV star’s on-air persona but public arguments are nothing new for him. Unearthed accounts reveal a number of clashes with celebrities including US popstar Rihanna after he made a cheeky quip about her appearance on Twitter.
The stand-off between Piers and Rihanna unfolded online after he commented on her haircut during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
There the singer, clad in sunburst orange jumpsuit, performed ‘We Found Love’ from atop of a metal bench that was hoisted into the air and around the stadium.
She showed-off her short-cropped hair during the concert only to draw criticism from the ITV star.
Piers tweeted: “PS I think @Rihanna needs to grow her hair back. Fast.”
Soon after the performer, known as RiRi, quoted the star’s words before she added that he needed to “grow a d***….. FAST!!!!”.
He signed off the back-and-forth with a word of warning, where he wrote: “Going to be one hell of an interview now @rihanna – bring your A-game, lady.”
While the pair’s TV clash has yet to unfold, the singer could be closer to a showdown with Piers after she moved to London in 2019.
In March, the Barbados born singer was predicted to become the UK’s first billionaire musician.
She reportedly had £496million in the bank and ranked third on The Sunday Times’ music rich list.
Sir Pal McCartney and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber were both above her and valued at £800million each.