Amanda Holden praises 'brave' Piers Morgan for sharing his opinions

Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden during the National Television Awards 2010. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Amanda Holden has said broadcaster Piers Morgan has been “very brave” in the way he has spoken out about the coronavirus pandemic.

The Good Morning Britain host has not held back when it has come to sharing his views on the way the outbreak has been handled, quizzing ministers and questioning decisions, and his stance that has been met with a mixed response.

But Holden – who previously worked with Morgan when he was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – told Metro that she likes the way he isn’t afraid to come forward with his opinion.

“He’s really brave because he never ever sits on the fence, I adore him,” she said, adding that Morgan was someone who “always puts things into perspective”.

She went on: “He certainly makes me laugh. If I ever need any advice about anything, I think, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe that’s been written about me or said’, he’s always like, ‘Just think about the bigger picture or what it means’, and I adore him for that.”

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Holden also said Morgan was one of the men she would go to if she had a problem and needed help, along with her husband and fellow BGT judge Simon Cowell.

Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden arrive for the Bafta television awards in 2008. (AP)

Some fans have praised Morgan for his outspoken approach although his tough-talking when grilling figures such as health secretary Matt Hancock and care minister Helen Whately has rubbed some people up the wrong way.

However, last month broadcasting watchdog Ofcom cleared him over those interviews.

Read more: Ofcom warns ITV over Piers Morgan's 'combative' presenting style

The presenter has been absent from GMB in recent days after showing potential symptoms of the coronavirus himself.

He has since tested negative for the illness and has confirmed that he will be back on the ITV morning programme on Monday.