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Piers Morgan has hit back at a Coronation Street star, calling him an "impertinent little twerp" for dissing him on the soap.
On Monday night, Corrie viewers chuckled as Seb Franklin (played by Harry Visinoni) mocked ex-Good Morning Britain host Piers, claiming he "did his nut in".
The scene began with Roy Cropper (David Neilson) trying to talk to Seb about how fast his relationship with Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) was moving.
He said to Seb: "May I be candid with you?"
Seb replied: "Yeah, you can be whoever you like. As long as it’s not Piers Morgan because he does my nut in!"
However, while the comment may have given soap fans a laugh, it hasn't gone unnoticed by Piers himself.
The TV star has now responded by tweeting a clip of the scene with the caption: "Who’s this impertinent little twerp???? @itvcorrie"
One viewer tweeted: "As long as it’s not Piers Morgan, he does my nut in’ If ever there was a line that I identify with!!!!"
Someone else suggested: "Acting Role for Piers. @itvcorrie I can see you as the next Corrie villain. Might actually watch it then."
Things are about to get a lot less lighthearted for Seb as he and Nina are set to be the victims of a hate attack this week by Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) and his drunk friends.
Preview scenes for the storyline show Seb and Nina trying to get away from the gang, who call them weirdos and decide to chase them down in a scary attack.
Until March, Piers fronted ITV's breakfast news show Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.
However, he made an abrupt exit after a row over his comments about Meghan Markle and her interview with Oprah Winfrey about life inside the Royal Family.
During one Good Morning Britain show, Piers stormed out of the studio after a row with Alex Beresford over his treatment of Meghan and although he later returned, he was eventually forced to quit as he refused to apologise.
No permanent replacement for Piers has been announced yet as Ben Shepherd and Adil Ray take turns in keeping his seat warm.
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell was recently announced for a short guest presenting stint on the show during Mental Health Awareness Week.
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