Piers Morgan has taken aim at fellow TV presenter Beverley Turner after she said she wouldn’t be clapping for Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Beverley decided against joining in as the nation clapped at 6pm on Wednesday night following the tragic death of the war veteran and record-breaking fundraiser..
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for the mark of respect in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died after a short battle with Covid-19 on Monday.
But the TV star questioned the move on Twitter – and it didn’t go down well with many.
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Beverley tweeted: “#SirTomMoore and his family did a brilliant job of raising £ for the NHS.
“It’s great that he lived to 100! It’s awesome that he got one last fab holiday.
“But I’m not clapping in the St to maintain the fear that imminent death is all around & we’re all in this together. We’re not.”
Her statement didn’t go down well with Good Morning Britain’s Piers, who branded her “pathetic”.
As if that wasn’t enough, she was swiftly blocked on Twitter by the former newspaper editor.
She noticed pretty quickly and although he couldn’t read the post, she made her feeling about the morning telly host clear.
She tweeted: “Must have touched a nerve as been blocked by @piersmorgan.
“I don’t think he liked the fact that it seems – by many of your reactions – that I wasn’t completely wrong…
“And he does not like to be wrong.
“Maybe he’s manipulating you all too? Just a thought….”
100-year-old WW2 veteran and beloved fundraiser Captain Sir Tom lost his life having been taken to hospital on Sunday.
He had been receiving treatment for pneumonia for some time and tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
Poignant tributes were paid by the Queen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.