GMB’s Piers Morgan gets ratty with BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker over studio squeal

Piers Morgan

The “arch rivals” had a bit of a to-do over a noise in the BBC Breakfast studio.

Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan joked that there was a “stench of failure” at rival BBC Breakfast after it appeared to suffer an on-air technical glitch.

During the ITV programme’s live broadcast Piers took a swipe in response to a tweet from BBC presenter Dan Walker, in which he apologised for a high-pitched noise that could be heard in the studio.

Dan wrote: “Morning. Sorry about the high-pitch noise in the studio. If you can hear it… don’t panic… we’re sorting it.”

See more

Spotting the tweet, Piers told viewers: “Worrying development over at our so-called rivals.

“I fear it may be rats deserting the sinking ship. They do make that noise.”

He then imitated a squeaking rat, and added: “That may be what it is, Dan. The stench of failure sweeps the studio.

“When even rats are leaving you’ve got a problem, buddy.”

See more

Piers later took to Twitter and repeated his claims to Dan.

But the BBC host bit back with a quip of his own.

See more

He wrote: “Would that be the sinking ship that is twice as big as yours? #WereGoingToNeedABiggerBoat.”


PA Media is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. With unrivalled access to the performers, productions and celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, PA Media stories provide an irresistible glimpse into showbiz news. Bringing you all of entertainment's big moments. From daily soaps to film productions, we cover the shows that audiences want to know about with our previews, news and interviews.