Piers Morgan has hit back at Adil Ray after the Good Morning Britain presenter dubbed him a “baby” on live TV.
Ray, the ITV show’s frequent regular co-host, was discussing the debate surrounding taking kids into work with Susanna Reid and guest Kevin Maguire when he made the joke.
“If you are driving a cab, or you work in a call centre, you cannot take your baby into work,” Maguire said, asking Reid: “When your kids were young, were you taking them into a TV studio while you were presenting? Were you presenting with a baby? Rocking him or her?”
Ray, eyeing an opportunity, replied: “You have presented with some babies over the years, haven’t you?”
As if there was any confusion as to who he was referring to, Ray said: “They stormed out and threw a tantrum.”
Morgan responded to the quip on Twitter, writing: “Hmmm. Given how Mr Ray has helped destroy GMB’s ratings since I left, if I were him I’d probably avoid mocking the guy who took them to record heights….”
It’s not the first two the pair have collided.
In 2019 Ray appeared on Have I Got News For You, saying: “You know the best thing about sitting in for Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain? I don’t have to meet Piers Morgan!”