As the BBC Breakfast anchor discusses ‘hosting’ GMB, Dan Walker says he misses the Piers Morgan rivalry.
DAN WALKER has spoken out about his on-air feud with Piers Morgan, as the host discussed standing in for the late-night show’s vacancy.
Dan Walker, 44, of BBC Breakfast, and Piers Morgan, 56, of Piers Morgan, have had numerous social media spats over the years as the two have sparred over TV ratings. Dan mocked Piers after he stormed off Good Morning Britain before quitting the ITV show permanently, and the two presenters have spent most of their time off-air at odds.
Before being asked about taking over Piers’ vacated post, the BBC host stated that he “misses” his TV adversary.
His remarks come after the two were seen playing golf together last month.
As he recalled a recent back-and-forth between the two, Dan said he never “shied away” from the rivalry.
“Everything is OK. I miss the back-and-forth – we had a little ding dong on social media about Emma Radecanu,” he said.
“He was basically pontificating about how she should have responded and what was going on in her head, so I simply asked him how he felt if she had gone out in a huff.”
“I believed it was healthy for both programs,” Dan told The Sun’s TV magazine.
“I’ve never shied away from a little friendly competition, and it’s excellent because it keeps you on your toes.
“I’m sure we’ll see him on a screen again soon,” she says. As a result, I don’t miss it too much.”
The Breakfast host snubbed any plans to co-host GMB with Susanna Reid.
When asked if he wanted to host the show, Dan replied, “I’m really pleased doing what I’m doing!”
Louise Minchin, the BBC host’s co-star, announced her resignation from the show after two decades last month.
Piers wasted no time in mocking his “competition,” Dan, who compared the news to a “breakup.”
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“This feels like a break-up,” the BBC correspondent wrote on Twitter. What am I going to do if Louise isn’t here? After an emotional morning on #BBCBreakfast, thank you for all the nice words. I’m sure Louise will read them all at some point. Without you, my life will be less enjoyable. ”Brinkwire Summary News,” as it is known.