Piers Morgan clashes with ‘patronising’ Kirstie Allsopp over coronavirus

Piers Morgan has branded Kirstie Allsopp “patronising” after she slammed his advice surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Kirstie accused the Good Morning Britain presenter of "catastrophising and dramatising" the outbreak, before telling him to use Twitter for "the greater good” amid growing concerns for the pandemic.

But outspoken Piers Morgan did not take Kirstie’s criticism lightly and publicly hit back at the Channel 4 presenter following her stern remarks.

He tweeted: "No offence Kirstie.. but I'm really not interested in your patronising claptrap.

"You use your platform however you see fit, I will do the same with mine.

"I remember from the Iraq War the perils of blindly believing everything our government experts tell us.”


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Much like all his other opinions, Piers’ views on the coronavirus have been very public.

The presenter has been consistently warning the public to take the pandemic more seriously, before saying: “This is war.”

Earlier this week the 54-year-old shared his lack of understanding for huge gatherings to continue in parliament, or anywhere, amid the coronavirus outbreak in the United Kingdom.

His co-host Susanna Reid had asked whether it was "healthy" for the budget to go ahead given someone with the infection had been in the very building days ago, with it set to be very crowded today with around 650 MPs.

He told her on the show: "We're being guided by the science. As we understand it, if you have symptoms and have been in touch with Nadine or anyone else with coronavirus, you should immediately get in touch with 111, self-isolate.

"If you don't have symptoms, as we understand it at the moment the science and medical advice is you won't be carrying it or won't have it necessarily or won't be passing it on to other people.”

The total number of coronavirus cases in the UK has soared to 798.

The latest figures come after Boris Johnson said the government was moving from 'contain' to 'delay' in its fight to stop the spread.

Scotland has also recorded its first fatality from the virus taking the UK death toll to 11.

Yesterday morning, a total of 32,771 people had been tested, 798 positively, while ten patients who tested positive in the UK have died.

Wales earlier announced 13 new cases, taking the total number of infections there to 38.

In Scotland, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 85 and in Northern Ireland, 29 people have tested positive.

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