Piers Morgan clashes with Nadia Sawalha after branding Denise Welch 'deluded'
Piers Morgan has clashed with Nadia Sawalha after branding Denise Welch ‘a dumb and deluded coronavirus denier’.
The controversial Good Morning Britain presenter swiftly locked horns with both Loose Women panelists after Denise appeared on today’s This Morning where she argued the public needs to stop scaremongering when it comes to Covid-19.
After watching the interview, Piers took to Twitter where he called the former Waterloo Road actress ‘dangerous’.
‘Dumb, deluded & dangerous Covid-deniers like Denise Welch need to stop being given airtime,’ he penned.
‘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.’
Denise quickly fired back at Piers’ claims, writing: ‘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.’
Nadia then jumped into defend her Loose Women co-star Denise.
‘I genuinely hope that neither @piersmorgan nor anyone he loves ever has to endure the pain of struggling with their mental health … sending you the biggest of hugs @RealDeniseWelch a damn fine woman is what you are,’ she posted.
Piers soon retaliated and didn’t bite his tongue.
‘If 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,’ he snapped.
The trio’s argument kicked off after Denise’s impassioned speech on This Morning.
‘I have been shocked and appalled by the way the Government and indeed, our media, have represented this virus to people,’ she said.
‘Basically, for five months now, we’ve had a rolling death count every day. We’ve never had one for the 500 people who die of cancer every day, we’ve never had one for the 180 people who die of heart disease every day or the 20 plus at the moment, who are dying of suicide every day.’
Denise said that the news focused on showing the number of increased positive tests each day, rather than focusing on the fact that ‘no one is dying’.
‘If we have a Government who can snap their fingers and put us into lockdown, have the decency to explain why and explain the testing.’
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