Piers Morgan has refused to apologise for describing Holly Willoughby’s legs as "sizzling" after her first appearance as the new host of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018.
Holly made her debut as co-presenter alongside Declan Donnelly on last night’s launch show on ITV – and rather than discuss her performance in introducing the campmates to the jungle, Piers focused purely on her looks.
Entertainment presenter Richard Arnold kicked off the I’m A Celebrity segment by praising Holly’s performance.
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Piers Morgan made a huge deal of Holly’s ‘sizzling’ legs
He fake apologised for ‘objectifying an attractive female presenter’
"[She’s here] for one year only, but judging by last night’s I’m A Celeb, Holly was very well received. Of course she was bound to be, she’s an ITV stalwart, Dec and her go back years, and I have to say the chemistry was sizzling," he said.
"As were her legs," Piers immediately butted in. "Ooh! No, I can’t say that anymore. I’m going to fire myself, I’m so sorry.
"I objectified a very attractive female presenter who was deliberately showing off her legs so we’d all comment on them, but if I comment on them I have to be fired.
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Piers wouldn’t stop going on about Holly’s legs
"Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it great the way the world’s now gone? So Holly, I now withdraw my allegation that you have great legs. But you have great legs, and I thought they looked magnificent last night.
"I’ll get my coat shall I?"
His co-presenters tried to carry on with the programme while Piers raved about International Men’s Day and harked back to previous comments he made on the show about men being made illegal.
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Piers was taken to task by a Twitter user
The host then refused to back down again when he was taken to task on Twitter .
"@piersmorgan on @GMB is infuriating. Instead of commenting on @hollywills amazing appearance on @imacelebrity, he decides to comment on the fact her legs were "sizzling". Wow. Honestly this is most DEFINITELY the content I came for," one angry viewer tweeted.
Piers replied: "But Holly’s legs ARE sizzling, just stating a fact."
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV
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