Jeremy Clarkson’s Text To Piers Morgan After Quitting Morning Show Revealed
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.
Jeremy is on the wrong side with this issue, it’s like taking Charles’ side after Diana’s book came out. :/