PIERS Morgan was in no mood to back down in his furious row with Denise Welch – insulting her again today.
The Good Morning Britain host, 55, branded his ITV co-star a "deluded D-list celebrity" after accusing her of being a "Covid-denier".
The pair have been locked in an increasingly bitter war of words ever since she appeared on This Morning yesterday suggesting that the coronavirus crisis was being overblown.
He said she should not have been allowed on the show, tweeting: "Dumb, deluded & dangerous Covid-deniers like Denise Welch need to stop being given airtime.
"Her idiotic, ill-informed ramblings – from a woman who never stops telling us that she suffers from mental illness – will cost lives by persuading people to think the virus isn’t a threat."
She immediately took issue with that, replying: "Please ask Mr Morgan to show me one tweet, one interview where I have denied Covid?
"He doesn’t want to be telling complete and utter lies with such a huge following. Seriously."
Denise's pal Nadia Sawalha defended her, tweeting: "I genuinely hope that neither @piersmorgan nor anyone he loves ever has to endure the pain of struggling with their mental health."
But Piers quickly replied: "f I had a loved one suffering from mental illness, I would stop them going on TV to spout ill-informed nonsense about Covid no longer being a serious threat."
And today he retweeted the Director of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar and his warning that French intensive care cases linked to Covid were on the rise.
He wrote: "You can either listen to deluded D-list celebrities like Denise Welch about coronavirus, or this guy who is one of the most brilliant medical/scientific minds in the world. I suggest the latter."
Speaking about the coronavirus crisis during her This Morning appearance yesterday, Denise suggested the government was engaged in unnecessary fearmongering.
She explained: "I'm not saying this is over. I'm not saying how horrendous this virus is and was.
"But at the moment we have a one in 2million chance of dying of Covid and I have a one in three chance of getting cancer. So can the Government please tell us the proper statistics?"
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