Piers Morgan hits back at Adil Ray for taking swipe at him on 'Good Morning Britain'

Adil Ray attends the Good Morning Britain 1 Million Minutes Awards at Television Centre in London. (Photo by James Warren / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Adil Ray called Piers Morgan a 'baby' on Good Morning Britain. (PA)

Piers Morgan has hit back at his Good Morning Britain replacement Adil Ray for calling him a "baby" over his behaviour on the show earlier this year.

The 56-year-old former tabloid editor quit the ITV breakfast show in March after storming out of the studio during a discussion about Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Ray was debating whether parents should be allowed to take their children work with co-host Susanna Reid when he said: "You have presented with some babies over the years, haven't you? They stormed out and threw a tantrum."

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Morgan tweeted in response: "Hmmm. Given how Mr Ray has helped destroy GMB’s ratings since I left, if I were him I’d probably avoid mocking the guy who took them to record heights…."

Ray, 47, is co-hosting the breakfast show as one of a number of rotating guest presenters to join Reid since Morgan's departure.

His presenting style has provoked a mixed response among GMB viewers.

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Piers Morgan walked out of the Good Morning Britain studio while hosting with Susanna Reid back in March. (ITV)

Some were offended by his line of questioning to TV presenter Reggie Yates about his new film Pirates, about a group of teenagers trying to celebrate New Year's Eve 1999.

Ray said: "I love the fact that you literally, you're breaking down the stereotypes, haven't you? We, you know, we think of a movie about Black kids and it's sort of gangs and it's gangsters and it's, you know, drugs and all of that.

"But there's none of that really. It's a coming of age story."

Yates, 38, who wrote and directed the film raised his eyebrows, replying: "Yeah, so it's a coming of age story fuelled by joy more than anything, and I think we've had more than our fair share of trauma filled issue-based movies."

The former Top Of The Pops presenter said the film is a celebration of UK Garage music.

Asked his favourite Garage track, Yates named DJ Luck & MC Neat’s A Little Bit of Luck.

But as GMB producers struggled to find the song, they played Shanks & Bigfoot's Sweet Light Chocolate instead.

As he danced and sang along Ray asked if the track featured in the film. When Yates said no, Ray told him to consider it for a sequel.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Director Reggie Yates attends a screening and Q&A for
Reggie Yates was on GMB to discuss his new film Pirates. (Getty Images)

One viewer tweeted: "Jesus this is painful, someone finish this interview quick!! I feel for Reggie Yates here."

Another agreed: "Lol this interview with Reggie Yates was hard to watch #GMB."

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And one viewer observed: "Anyone else find the discussion about UK garage on @GMB with Reggie Yates, you can see on his face he isn’t impressed with the disrespect. It’s the same story time and time again, can’t pronounce something from black culture so they make fun of it."

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