Piers Morgan congratulates Keir Starmer over election 'bloodbath'

The TV star previously interviewed the new Prime Minister on his Life Stories show

London, UK. 19th May, 2024. Broadcaster, Journalist, writer, and television personality, Piers Morgan, at the BBC for Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg. Credit: Mark Thomas/Alamy Live News
Piers Morgan is an Arsenal fan. (Alamy Live News)

Piers Morgan has congratulated Keir Starmer on becoming prime minister after an election "bloodbath", joking that it bodes well going forwards that he’s an Arsenal fan.

The outspoken broadcaster shared his thoughts on Instagram following the general election, which saw Labour take power in a massive landslide victory. Morgan said that it had been an “abattoir-scale bloodbath for the Tories” and revealed that he had been impressed by Starmer when they met a few years back.

He also quipped that it was a good sign that Starmer was a Gunners fan, like him. The new PM is known to be a huge supporter of the team, and is apparently a season ticket holder at the Emirates Stadium.

Morgan shared a picture of the time he interviewed Starmer on his Life Stories show, as he wrote: "Congrats to @keirstarmer on becoming our new Prime Minister."

He went on: “When I interviewed him for Life Stories, I concluded he’s a good, decent, hard-working, self-made man who wants the best for his country. He’s also an Arsenal fan which augurs well. I wish him every success.”

It wasn't the only thing Morgan had to say on the election. Earlier, he didn’t hold back as he shared a photo on Instagram that he said summed up the night for the Conservative Party.

It showed Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg – who lost his North East Somerset and Hanham seat to Labour – standing with Barmy Brunch, who was standing for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

“Absolute abattoir-scale bloodbath for the Tories,” wrote the former Good Morning Britain star. “This photo sums up their night...

"Jacob Rees-Mogg finding out he’s lost his seat while standing next to a bloke in a baked bean balaclava.”

Starmer went onto Morgan’s TV show in 2021, around a year after he took over the leadership of the Labour Party.

In the interview, he opened up about losing his mother Jo in 2015, telling Morgan that what he would like to have said to her before she died was “I love you."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 05: Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer makes his first speech outside 10 Downing Street after being appointed Britain's 58th prime minister following a landslide general election victory in London, United Kingdom on July 05, 2024. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu via Getty Images)
Keir Starmer makes his first speech outside 10 Downing Street. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu via Getty Images)

He also talked about meeting his wife Victoria through work when he was working as a barrister. And he discussed his tricky relationship with his father Rodney, telling Morgan: “I only remember him once saying he was proud of me... when I passed the 11 plus, that was it.”