PIERS Morgan was caught tucking himself in live on Good Morning Britain today as he fumed at the new weatherman for making him rush into the studio.
The TV star, 56, stood behind the desk adjusting his suit jacket and arranging his mic as baffled so-stars Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins watched on.
He told viewers: “Sorry, running a bit late today.”
When his co-stars asked what he was doing, Piers criticised weatherman Des Coleman for finishing his report early and leaving him in the lurch.
He vented: “What’s the name of the new weather guy? Where is he? Rule one mate, you don’t end early.
“If I’m in makeup being beautified, you do not end early.”
Recalling the moment he was told things were running ahead of schedule, he said: “I went ‘what, why’s that? Keep talking about the weather.”
Susanna leapt to Des’s defence, telling her co-star: “I have to say, do not blame the weather presenter. It’s his first day. It is not his fault. The camera shot froze.”
A grinning Des wasn’t fazed, replying: “Susanna, I love you, and Piers, it’s my first day and you can’t even cut a good looking young guy a break.
Keeping up the back and forth, Piers said: “So far all I’ve heard you do is call yourself good looking.
“People who go on about how good looking they are tend to be speaking too much.”
He then poked fun at Des’s acting past, asking: “Don’t I know you from EastEnders? What are you doing the weather for?”
It turns out Des did star in the soap as Lenny Wallace from 1996-1999, and a clip of him in action was duly shown.
Yesterday Susanna threw insults at “chubster” Piers to encourage him to lose the weight he’s put on during lockdown.
The presenters both admitted to piling on the pounds over the past few months.
And Piers cheekily suggested they do “vigorous exercise” together to lose weight.
Piers said: “Like a lot of people in lockdown, especially when you bust your ankle up, I have put on weight.
“I am carrying too much weight. I reckon I put on at least half a stone, three quarters of a stone.”
“I need to be fat-shamed to get it off.”
Taking him up on his offer, Susanna jokingly shouted: “Yes, you fat person, lose the weight. It’s about time, chubster.”
“Wow,” said a shocked Piers, who then insisted that Susanna’s fat-shaming would help him shift the timber.
Disagreeing, Susanna said: “That brings me out in hives just saying that.”
Piers replied: “No, that will genuinely have the right affect on me.
“I will go back today and probably eat a little less cheese and put the second bottle away and try to get back on the Peloton for the first time in a few months.
“I think we all need to be slightly shamed about weight.”
Susanna argued: “No, I don’t think shaming works. Sensible advice works. Throwing insults does not help people lose weight.”
Piers yelled: “No, saying ‘stop chunking up fatso and eating so many cakes’, that works. That’s what you need to be told.”
When Susanna told Piers his injury had contributed to his weight gain, he said it was all about the diet.
“I could have stopped eating so much cheese in France,” he said.
“I could have stopped having massive breakfasts, massive lunches and then hilarious dinners with Joan Collins, I could have stopped doing that, but I like doing it so I chunked up a bit.
“Most people I know put on a little bit in lockdown.”
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After being told off for making fat jokes, Susanna asked how she could support Piers’ weight loss – and was left stunned by his reply.
He joked: “We need to do something vigrorous exercise together.”
Susanna said: “OK, I will see you at the gym on the exercise bike after the show.”