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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan is no stranger to being vocal and it was no different when the ITV favourite made a request to the Queen during a recent broadcast. The 55-year-old has risen to prominence as a British journalist, broadcaster, writer and television personality.
With his long-standing career and background in the world of media, Piers made a cheeky request as he informed the Queen it “wasn’t too late” to give him an honorary award.
The GMB host recently joined father and son presenters Martin and Roman Kemp for Sunday Best.
During the show, Piers was quizzed on whether he felt he hadn’t been given an accolade that he believed he “deserved”.
Roman asked: “Is there any accolade or award that you feel that you guys deserve but haven’t got?”
“Who should I start with… Piers?”
With a surprise expression on his face, the GMB host declared that he had been “overlooked” by the Queen.
Piers cheekily replied: “I’ve been cruelly overlooked by Her Majesty.”
His response was met with laughter from hosts Martin and Roman as well as guests Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo as the presenter admitted he’d accept any award from the Queen.
“If she’s watching – and she probably is – it’s not too late your Majesty,” Piers said.
“I’ll take anything at this stage, but that would be nice.”
A knighthood, and the female equivalent, a damehood, is an award given by the Queen to an individual for a major, long-term, contribution in any activity, usually at a national or international level.
While Piers has yet to be given the prestigious award, he does have his eyes on another prize.
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Speaking on the ITV programme, he said: “I also think an Oscar is long overdue.
“I do dream of getting an Oscar and being on that stage and just looking down at thousands of angry faces.”
Meanwhile, Piers was seemingly left gobsmacked after he received a stunning review from TV icon Sir Michael Parkinson.
It comes as the legendary broadcaster praised the GMB host for holding the government account throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Sharing an excerpt from a review in the newspaper, Piers posted it on Instagram with the caption: “Wow. Thanks Parky!”
The review read: “Piers Morgan certainly isn’t in need of an ego boost, but being named TV’s ultimate interviewer by Sir Michael Parkinson is bound to be music to his ears.
“Parky went so far as to call Piers a national hero for taking politicians to task during Covid – a job he admitted is far more difficult than sitting down with film stars.”
Sir Michael finished: “‘He’s very necessary and the politicians who don’t go on his programme should be ashamed.
“‘He does brilliantly well and thanks God he does. Long may he reign.'”
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