Piers Morgan slams Ant and Dec after they ‘disrespect’ him on Saturday Night Takeaway sketch

Piers Morgan has hit out at TV presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly after they made "disrespectful" comments about him on Saturday Night Takeaway over the weekend.

Piers ranted about the skit on Good Morning Britain on the morning of Monday 9 March, where an amused Susanna Reid told the camera: "So um we've made an appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway it appears."

The 49 year old looked uncomfortable as she shuffled some papers on her desk as her co-host Piers said: "Yes, so I've heard."

Susanna continued by saying: "Well, shall we have a look?" to which Piers, 54, answered with a simple shake of the head.

GMB then showed the video, which was the second part of the Men In Brown Series on Saturday Night Takeaway, where Ant and Dec, both 44, were looking for a mystery host.

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In the short clip of the sketch, a woman with green face paint could be seen telling Ant: "I actually saw the host attending the National Television Awards."

Ant then replied: "Really? So the host is a popular television personality," before he turned to the camera and added: "That rules out Piers Morgan."

The woman continued: "It's someone that doesn't suffer irritating fools gladly."

"Hmm," he responded, shaking his head before arching his brow and turning his head back to the camera to say: "That also rules out Susanna Reid."

After the clip finished, the camera cut back on the GMB show hosts, where Piers could be seen sitting rigid while his co-presenter Susanna broke out into a fit of laughter.

Susanna said: "I like it, I like it," between giggles, while Piers added: "The disrespect shown… We're all supposed to be one big happy ITV family, aren't we?"

He continued: "We don't have to put up with these zingers," as Susanna replied: "Yes we are [a happy family]! We all love and respect each other."

It comes as Piers recently paid tribute to Caroline Flack following her tragic death in his recent column, where he opened up on the last text messages they exchanged.

Love Island host Caroline tragically died at the age of 40 on Sunday 15 February after taking her own life.

Piers wrote that he was a friend of Caroline having spent time together at industry events and he called the late TV star “whip-smart, warm and funny”.

Piers said he reached out to Caroline after her arrest in December, following an altercation with boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27 – days after she RSVP'd to his annual Christmas party.

Writing in his Event column for the Mail on Sunday, Piers said of Caroline: "She was forced to step down from her job presenting Love Island, a show she adored as much as I hate it."

He wrote: "‘You OK?’ I texted her as the furore raged."

Caroline responded: "It's been a rough few days", before adding: "This has been the worst time of my life. And for what? Throwing a phone in anger. It’s so hard for one person to take."

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Piers says he told Caroline: “'It’s all a massive over-reaction, and it will pass.

“'So sorry you’re going through hell but having been through a few tough times myself, I can assure you that you’ll get through it'.“

He continued: “And then I wrote words that seem so horribly ironic now: ‘At the end of the day, it’s just bloody telly and nobody died.'"

Piers ended his column with the words: "RIP Caroline, you were a lovely person and I'll miss you."

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