Susanna shuts down Piers over ‘cretinous’ Love Island tirade
GOOD Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid challenged Piers Morgan live on air after he launched a damning tirade on dating show Love Island.
Reid told him he did not what he was talking about when he labelled the programme’s contestants as ‘cretinous’ and then described one — who has yet to even join the ITV2 show — as ‘particularly dim’.
After watching Tuesday night’s explosive episode, which saw four islanders evicted while unpopular characters Jonny and Tyla were kept on, Morgan told the morning news programme: ‘I have never seen a more cretinous bunch of people behaving in a more cretinous manner in my entire life — and I work with Richard Arnold.
‘I don’t get it? What’s going on? They are the most stupid collection of people.’
He also tweeted during the episode: ‘Watching my 1st episode of Love Island. It will also be my last. My brain can’t suffer this kind of damage.’
But Reid dismissed his criticism as insecurity, saying: ‘He (Morgan) was intimidated by the abs… You don’t know what you’re talking about.’
Claiming that she ‘absolutely loved’ the programme, Reid added that she was ‘learning a lot about relationships’ from tuning in.
Morgan continued to perform a toe-curling mimic of an islander and described them as ‘refuseniks from Celebrity Big Brother who never got onto the show itself’.
‘They’ve all been put into this hell-hole designed to basically scramble my brain and turn me into a complete lump of molten porridge,’ he added.
Author: Simon Garner