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Piers Morgan Defends Himself After Admitting He Flew On Holiday To Antigua For Christmas

Piers Morgan Defends Himself After Admitting He Flew On Holiday To Antigua For Christmas

Piers Morgan has revealed he flew to Antigua over the Christmas break - despite calling for tougher lockdown measures.

Piers Morgan has been critical of people's behaviour during lockdown (Credit: ITV)
Piers Morgan has been critical of people's behaviour during lockdown (Credit: ITV)

The Good Morning Britain host made the admission after political site Guido Fawkes accused him of hypocrisy.

"Government advice in December was not to travel unless it was essential," they wrote to their 50,000 Twitter followers.

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"Piers was publicly calling for Christmas to be cancelled and tougher restrictions.

"He flew to Antigua first class on Virgin before Christmas Day."

Piers then quoted the tweet and addressed the accusation directly, admitting they were "spot on" about his Christmas holiday destination.

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He then clarified some points in the original tweet that were wrong.

"Hi Guido, Happy New Year," Piers said.

"1) The Govt said travel abroad from Tier 3 was allowed if people went straight to the airport.

"2) I didn't call for Christmas to be cancelled.

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"3) I haven't flown on Virgin for a year.

"4) I last flew First Class in February. Otherwise, spot on!"

While Piers may not have directly called for Christmas to be cancelled by the government, he had called for "compromise" in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In November, Piers wrote: "Covid-19 doesn't give a flying f**k about Christmas. If we have to make compromises this year, so be it.

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"We can still attend virtual church services, and still have virtual meals with all the trimmings.

"The vaccines are coming fast, let's save as many lives as possible until then."

He was previously critical of those who were lax about the coronavirus rules before Christmas. After seeing a photo of a crowded Harrods just before Christmas, Piers tweeted: "What a sick joke. Imagine how NHS workers feel seeing such selfish reckless behaviour?"

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Relaxing coronavirus rules over Christmas was cancelled by the government after cases soared across the country.

Instead of a five day mixing period, those in Tiers 1-3 were allowed to meet for only one day. Those in Tier 4 were banned from mixing altogether.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment News, lockdown, Good Morning Britain, Celebrity News, TV News, Coronavirus, TV Entertainment, travel, Covid-19

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at [email protected]