The presenter was clearly in a mood as the morning show came on the air, explaining he was kept awake by “angst and fury.”
Morgan screwed up a piece of paper and threw it across the studio before proclaiming: “I only had two hours sleep last night.”
Piers only got two hours sleep last night. We can't tell though 😴 pic.twitter.com/WaTVl43dTU
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 13, 2018
Co-host Susanna Reid jokingly replied: “Really? No one would have noticed.”
When asked why, he said: “I was just full of angst and fury.” But he didn’t explain what exactly had put him in such a mood.
Morgan also revealed on Twitter that he was relying on porridge and honey to help him get through the morning.
Luxury.. I had 2.45hrs. Gone for the porridge & honey cure. On a positive note, I still look better than you. https://t.co/lcjapyT8JS
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 13, 2018
In response to a tweet from BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, who also claims to have had hardly any sleep last night, Morgan wrote: “Luxury.. I had 2.45hrs. Gone for the porridge & honey cure. On a positive note, I still look better than you.”
Viewers didn’t have much sympathy for Morgan, however, with one person telling the presenter to ‘get a grip’.
@piersmorgan is obviously in a mood No banter because of No sleep, Get a grip man you work 7 and a half hours a week
— TudorStuart (@TudorsStuarts) November 13, 2018
Oh dear …. I average 4hrs BROKEN sleep every night due to pain
— upsiedo (@vegasbaby2012) November 13, 2018
Welcome to the night workers world!
— Dee 🛵 (@Deedeecruella) November 13, 2018
Some even mocked Morgan during an interview with Iceland’s managing director over their banned palm oil advert, claiming the guest ‘wiped the floor’ with the presenter due to his lack of sharpness.
@piersmorgan you need more sleep mate, Iceland rep wiped the floor with you!
— pm (@phmeeney) November 13, 2018
I love @piersmorgan but @GMB give him the day off when he hasn’t had enough sleep. This was horrific to watch! And I doubt would have been the same, had @piersmorgan had enough sleep😞 at least @IcelandFoods are trying. Small steps no?
— beanie (@BeanieLove3) November 13, 2018
Yesterday, Morgan was left shock by one guest’s use of language during a debate about self-identity.
Emile Ratelband, 69, appeared on ITV’s breakfast news show to talk about how he wanted to self-identify as 20-years-younger, but startled hosts Morgan and Reid with his foul-mouthed explanation.
Comparing his issue to people self-identifying their gender, he told Reid: “Imagine you’re a small girl, as beautiful as you are, and now you say, ‘I feel like a man, I want to have a d***’.”