Piers Morgan's Twitter filled with explicit insults as account hacked

The Talk TV host is in for a shocker as he wakes up this morning

Piers Morgan (TalkTV)
Piers Morgan (TalkTV)

Piers Morgan's Twitter account has been hacked – with the culprit writing a slew of racist remarks and hurled insults.

The online attack occurred overnight, with the unknown assailant sending messages to Morgan's 8.3million followers while the TalkTV host was asleep.

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Among the messages was a false claim that controversial figure Andrew Tate had been shot dead in Dubai, and derogatory messages about the queen.

Tate later responded saying he was "hard to kill".

File photo dated 16/1/2022 of Piers Morgan. No further action will be taken against a man suspected of sending death threats to Morgan, the Metropolitan Police has said. The TV host, 57, reportedly received messages earlier this year telling him he was
Piers Morgan (Alamy) (Dominic Lipinski, PA Images)

The mystery tweeter also targeted Ed Sheeran, branding him a "ginger f***er" in the now-deleted messages.

There were also multiple uses of offensive slurs for the hour-long tirade on the account, with Morgan's name changed multiple times.

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At the time of writing, Morgan's account is wiped completely, with his name restored to his own but everything from the tweets to the profile picture being removed.

Followers encouraged the hacker to share Morgan's private DMs, but they refused, saying they had found "nothing interesting".

Piers Morgan's Twitter account is now blank (Twitter)
Piers Morgan's Twitter account is now blank (Twitter) (Twitter)

The attack comes at the end of an anything-but-quiet year for Morgan, who launched his own show on TalkTV after famously walking off Good Morning Britain in 2021 after refusing to apologise for saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle's claims in an Oprah Winfrey interview that she "felt suicidal and had mental health issues" within the monarchy.

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He's since continued his vocal dislike and distrust of the Duchess of Sussex, which was only amplified with the relief of Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix documentary, Harry and Meghan.

Morgan branded the new series, declaring it a "whine-a-thon" that's "boring" and later posted: "This is worse than Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Something I didn’t think was humanly possible."

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