Piers Morgan got the surprise of his life on Good Morning Britain today.
He was presenting Monday morning’s (February 5) show with Susanna Reid at the time when he found out that his wife Celia Walden was also in the ITV studios.
Journalist and novelist Celia had arranged to appear on Lorraine Kelly’s breakfast show straight after his programme ended – apparently without Piers’ knowledge.
Visibly surprised, Piers admitted lived on TV that this was the first he’d heard of his wife giving an interview to Lorraine.
“What? Did you sneak my wife in? What?” he said. “She’s supposed to be back home preparing my breakfast! Can you get home and do my breakfast please?
“I’m going to have to come up there aren’t I? I’m not having this, I’m coming up there.”
Susanna then asked Piers if he was looking forward to seeing Celia on TV.
Making his feelings on the subject crystal clear, he hit back: “No I’m not! I’m looking forward to seeing my wife obviously, but not on national television. I think everyone must think how lucky she is.”
His co-host then informed him that it was more likely viewers would have “never-ending sympathy” for Celia.
Teasing what was to come during the interview, Lorraine said that she would be talking to Celia about what it’s like to be married to Piers, among other subjects.
She then joked to the presenter: “You had better fasten your seatbelt!”
As for the prospect of him gatecrashing the interview to monitor what was said, Lorraine then swiftly informed Piers that he was banned.
Regardles, Piers did later turn up during Celia’s interview on Lorraine, wearing a pair of green rubber gloves and saying he’d “just been doing some housework”.
“Has she told you I’m a feminist?” he asked Lorraine, before proceeding to join the conversation she and Celia were having about feminism and gender equality.
“If you do the hoovering really well, I’ll give you some more pocket money,” Celia joked at the end of the interview.
Good Morning Britain is on ITV, weekdays at 6am