Jeremy Clarkson and Piers Morgan have been rivals since The Grand Tour presenter punched Morgan at an awards evening in 2004. Since then there’s been a feud between them that was so thick you could feel it. But after Morgan’s appearance on Clarkson’s quiz show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the two have put their history behind them.
They also share a common interest: Meghan Markle and the drama between her and the royal family.
Morgan’s commentary on this erupted when he walked out of his ITV breakfast show in a fit of anger, and now he’s revealed the story behind this in a recent column, plus the text Clarkson sent him afterwards.
He wrote the following in his Mail On Sunday column:
“As I mused over this conundrum, GMB’s ratings for yesterday came in and were the highest in our history, breaking a new record we set only last week.
“The show’s on fire, in every sense. But the flames are now raging uncontrollably towards me.
“To compound my growing twitchiness, I got a text from my old foe Jeremy Clarkson that read: ‘I am completely on your side.'”
“Oh s***. This must be more serious than I thought.
“Mid-afternoon, Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television, who I’d spoken to several times since yesterday, rang to say we were now ‘on the cliff edge’ and either I apologised, or I would have to leave GMB.”
The ex-Top Gear presenter isn’t afraid of causing controversy himself, and soon after Morgan’s departure from the show, Clarkson was a fan favourite to replace him. With Clarkson now teasing a new show on ITV alongside more filming for The Grand Tour, fans are even more excited about what could come from this drama.