Ant McPartlin has poked fun at Piers Morgan being jobless.
The cheeky Geordie suggested the former Good Morning Britain host would be a good addition to the 2021 I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! line-up during a chat with Lorraine Kelly on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday.
Ant and co-star Declan Donnelly, both 45, have shared in the past that they would be keen to get the former newspaper editor in the jungle and Ant says now would be the perfect time for bolshy Piers to sign up following his departure from GMB.
Speaking on the chat show, via video link, Ant teased: “He’s not working at the moment, so you know, he’ll be looking for a job.”
Lorraine replied: “He’s got a bit of time on his hands, who knows.”
In recent weeks Piers, 56, has been joking about his unemployment status and has dubbed himself an “old jobless man.”
Last month, he took to social media to ask fans to buy his book and help “stick it to the cancel culture mob”.
Posting a selfie video on Twitter, in which Piers could be seen sitting in his study at home with copies of his book Wake Up propped up on display behind him.
Addressing his 7.9 million followers, Piers began: “Ok it’s gone midday, so I can tell you now that I’m not actually going back to Good Morning Britain, that was just a little April Fool’s Day but oh did I catch some big fish with this one, most amusing.
“It’s also the publication day for the paperback of my book Wake Up, which is a call for a defence of freedom of speech and the right to have an opinion and an end to this ridiculous cancel culture that is currently wrecking our society.”
Piers continued: “Let’s back to what made Britain great, the ability to disagree with each other and then go and have a pint in the pub, not try and wreck each other’s lives for difference of opinion.
“And you know what I can’t think of a better way to stick it to the cancel culture mob and to take the paperback of my book to number one as well. So help an old jobless man in his hour of need,” father-of-four Piers added.
Controversial Piers left the GMB after thousands of people complained to Ofcom regarding his comments about Meghan Markle and her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo has since said that Piers is “irreplaceable” and admitted there isn’t a single person in the showbiz world who can replace the outspoken TV star.
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The TV boss has lifted the lid on how ITV plan to plug the gaping hole Piers has left and keep viewers hooked for the future.
He told Deadline: “Piers is a special thing. You can’t replace somebody like him. There is nobody like Piers, for good or bad.
“We have a roster of presenters, including Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, and Kate Garraway.
“They’re all stepping up and doing a few more days than they would have done… We’ll mix and match until we feel what the right thing is to do. There isn’t a single person who can replace him.”
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