Piers Morgan: GMB host hits back after he’s called out for flying to Antigua at Christmas | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 55, admitted he had spent Christmas in Antigua, but insisted he complied with the rules at the time. His admission comes after a Twitter user asked him which countries he thinks has handled the coronavirus pandemic “properly”

Sharing his thoughts, the presenter said: “NZ, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Iceland, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, and yes, China.”

When queried about Antigua, he added: “Antigua, like all the Caribbean islands, has handled the pandemic very well thanks to strict border control and a law-observant population. Just 169 cases in total & 5 deaths.”

Twitter users then asked him about his visit to the Caribbean island at Christmas.

Politics site Media Guido queried his actions as they highlighted the Government advice has been to only travel if essential.

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But, the Twitter user wanted further answers and asked why he considered his trip to be essential travel, to which Piers is yet to respond to.

At the time, the Government said Tier 3 residents should avoid travelling out of the area unless it’s for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps later said travelling abroad would be allowed in the same tier “if you’re going straight to an airport”.

Back in November, Piers queried the Government’s previous advice on allowing three households to mix over the festive period.

He wrote: “Covid-19 doesn’t give a flying f*ck about Christmas. If we have to make compromises this year, so be it.




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