Piers Morgan called "deluded" by 'Good Morning Britain' co-host Susanna Reid after he wants his children to be "best at everything"
Morgan returns to 'Good Morning Britain' after two weeks, and gets into an argument over children with co-host Reid, who calls him 'deluded'
Trust 'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan to return after after a two-week hiatus and walk right into a controversy.
He got into an argument on Wednesday's show with his co-host Susanna Reid, with whom he is infamously known to share a love-hate relationship.
According to Daily Mail, the argument ensued when Morgan declared that his children "must be the best at everything." To which Reid retorted saying that Piers was deluded and she was glad that he wasn't the father of her children. She also accused him of not giving his children enough love.
Their argument happened when the hosts were discussing a video they had just watched. The video clip was of a young Chinese girl with impeccable ping pong skills. After watching the clip, Morgan remarked that his 6-year-old daughter Elise was already learning Mandarin and that he always strives for his kids to "be the best."
Morgan's comments didn't sit well with Susanna, who immediately said: "You are deluded." Piers, however, continued talking on the subject of children saying, "Our kids are being driven by soft parents into being soft. We molly-coddle them, we cover them in cotton wool."
Susanna shot back with a sarcastic remark saying, 'It's such a terrible thing to love your children isn't it?' Piers replied saying he loved his children and joked that he would soon be signing his daughter up for ping-pong lessons. Piers also mentioned that his six-year-old was fluent in French, Susanna was quick to point out that the reason for that was that Morgans' wife was half-French herself.
Reid's final remark after the incident was, "Thank god you're not the father of my children."
Morgan seems to have taken their feud off camera as well. He boasted about being more famous than his co-host on Twitter. He did so by retweeting a YouGov poll which stated: "While @piersmorgan may have found out that he is more famous than @susannareid100 this morning, YouGov Ratings data also shows that she is the more popular of the pair, by 43% to 27%."
In reference to this tweet, Piers took another dig at Reid by tweeting: "Amongst the limited number of people who’ve heard of her..."
Morgan was absent from hosting duties on 'Good Morning Britain' as he was vacationing with his family in the United States, reports The Sun.
Fans however were happy to see Morgan back on the show, and took to Twitter to celebrate. One tweeted: "Who else is very pleased to have Piers back on #GMB?", while another said, "I am so pleased Piers is back!". "Piers Morgan on GMB is absolute TV gold," added another.