Piers Morgan had fun sparring with the hosts of the Australia’s Today show on Monday, clashing with Ally Langdon after expressing condolences to his wife, Celia Walden.
Langdon, 42, hinted that she felt sorry for the English journalist’s wife after pleading with TV channels to “give him a job” following his departure from GMB.
But Morgan, 56, insisted that Walden – a 45-year-old former gossip columnist – needs no one’s pity and is in fact the ‘happiest woman in Britain’.
Banter: Piers Morgan (right) had fun sparring with the hosts of the Australia’s Today show on Monday, and clashed with Ally Langdon (left, with co-anchor Karl Stefanovic) after expressing her condolences to his wife, Celia Walden
The chatter started when Langdon’s co-host Karl Stefanovic asked Morgan about an interview with Walden The sun newspaper of the weekend in which she complained of waking up every morning with her outspoken husband.
She begged an announcer to “please give him a job” so he wouldn’t just be “staring at me in bed.”
‘Are you so tough at home?’ Stefanovic, 46, asked.
Laugh: Langdon hinted that she felt sorry for the English journalist’s wife after begging TV bosses to “give him a job” following his departure from GMB. Morgan insisted, however, that Walden doesn’t need anyone’s pity and is, in fact, the “happiest woman in Britain.”
Morgan replied, “Well, it’s extraordinary, isn’t it? You have millions of Britons who are in mourning because they can’t wake up in the morning.
‘And there’s my wife, the happiest woman in Britain, who gets to do it every day, and yet she seems to see this as something terrible in our lives. Obviously she’s in the spare room now.’
“Your poor wife, Piers. Oh, my God,’ Langdon said then.
‘Poor woman? She is the happiest woman in Britain! What are you talking about?’ Morgan responded with a tone of apparent indignation.
“If it ain’t the world!” Stefanovic joked, to which Morgan replied, “Thank you, Karl.”
Brutal: “You have millions of Britons who are in mourning because they can’t wake up in the morning,” Piers said. “And there’s my wife, who gets to do it every day, and yet she seems to see this as something terrible in our lives.” Pictured: Morgan and Walden in February
“You two together are a punishment. Seriously,” Langdon added, laughing at the couple’s backstabbing.
Morgan then invited Stefanovic to join him on the road so that they can go head-to-head with awake warriors and cancel the culture in Australia and beyond.
The Nine presenter, who interviewed the former editor of Fleet Street 60 Minutes on Sunday night, seemed more than willing to take up the offer.
“I could come and see you for a few weeks, watch the cricket a bit, who knows where it might take us,” Morgan said.
Morgan and Walden, the daughter of former UK MP George Walden, married in Oxfordshire in 2010 and had a daughter, Elise the following year.
The couple live in Kensington, West London, and are known for taking good natured swipes at each other on social media and in the press.
Hug: The couple is known for good-naturedly swiping at each other on social media and in the press. Walden is pictured hugging a pillow with her husband’s face on it
Walden told The Sun last weekend: “Being married to Piers is actually a very long eye roll. But what people don’t realize about Piers is that he’s usually very quiet at home because he’s exhausted himself on whatever interview he does.
This is the only reason I’m sad he left GMB – well, that and the fact that I wake up and there he is, staring at me morning after morning.
“Please, someone, just give him a job!”
Morgan left Good Morning Britain in March after refusing to apologize for saying he “didn’t believe a word,” Meghan Markle said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Dramatic scenes: Morgan left Good Morning Britain in March after refusing to apologize for saying he ‘didn’t believe a word,’ said Meghan Markle in her interview with Oprah Winfrey
In particular, he said he didn’t believe her when she told Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts before leaving the UK for California with her husband, Prince Harry.
He also memorably stormed off the set when challenged for his criticism by Alex Beresford, GMB’s weather reporter.
The Duchess of Sussex had personally complained to the CEO of broadcaster ITV about his comments, but Morgan decided to quit rather than back out.
His departure from the show led to a sharp drop in ratings.
Skeptical: In particular, he said he didn’t believe her when she told Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts before leaving the UK for California with her husband, Prince Harry