Piers Morgan hit back at Gary Lineker after the football pundit made a jibe about his interview with US President Donald Trump.
Morgan, who will speak to Mr Trump in his first international interview since becoming president, was targeted with a scathing Twitter post from Lineker, who referred to him as “Tubs”.
Lineker wrote: “Congratulations, Tubs. Great scoop. Will it also be the 1st international TV interview from inside the bowels of a US President?”
Congratulations, Tubs. Great scoop. Will it also be the 1st international TV interview from inside the bowels of a US President? https://t.co/tyV8sHYbGL— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 25, 2018
Morgan, who often spars with the retired footballer online, fired back: “I don’t think you should be mocking anyone about bowels, Jugs.”
I don't think you should be mocking anyone about bowels, Jugs. https://t.co/fVe9xh1xqA— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 25, 2018
Morgan also faced a quip from Lord Sugar, who asked if he would ask Mr Trump if his resort Mar-a-Lago “serves cod and chips with mushy peas as I am going there next week for dinner”.
“I’d have to remind him who you are first,” the Good Morning Britain host wrote back.
Great coup for Piers and ITV . Lets hope on his high level agenda of questions to ask the President he enquires if Mar -a -Lago serves cod and chips with mushy peas as I am going there next week for Dinner . https://t.co/JNd6hMR5Um— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 25, 2018
Morgan will interview Mr Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.
Their chat is scheduled to air on Sunday January 28 on ITV at 10pm.