Piers Morgan on crutches after holiday injury

Albertina LloydEntertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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Piers Morgan has injured himself on holiday. (Invision/AP)
Piers Morgan has injured himself on holiday. (Invision/AP)

Piers Morgan has been forced to hobble around the south of France after injuring himself on the second day of his summer holiday.

The Good Morning Britain presenter is sunning himself in the luxury resort of Saint-Tropez after taking his summer hiatus from the ITV show, but revealed he is using crutches due to a tendon injury to his right leg.

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Morgan, 55, shared a picture of himself with his three sons Spencer, Stanley and Albert captioned: “Peg-leg. (nothing like tearing a tendon on Day 2 of a 6-week holiday).”

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The TV presenter – who is married to journalist Celia Walden, 44, with whom he shares eight-year-old daughter Elise – is staying with his family at a lavish private villa in France for the summer.

He has shared pictures on Instagram of himself enjoying wine, watching cricket and meeting up with Dame Joan Collins at exclusive beach restaurant Le Club 55.

A recent video on his son Spencer’s Instagram stories even revealed the GMB host indulging in a spot of topless sunbathing.

Morgan jetted off to Provence on 12 July, just days after signing off from the ITV breakfast show for the summer.

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Before he left he boasted of a rise in TV ratings for Good Morning Britain during lockdown, which saw him and co-host Susanna Reid presenting an extended show in social distanced circumstances.

The coronavirus pandemic also saw the government impose a boycott of the ITV show due to Morgan’s “combative” interview style.

Piers Morgan hosts <em>Good Morning Britain</em> with Susanna Reid. (ITV)
Piers Morgan hosts Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid. (ITV)

After Morgan had left for the summer, health secretary Matt Hancock became the first cabinet member to do an interview with an ITV morning show since the end of April.

As Hancock appeared on GMB sister show Lorraine, Morgan couldn’t resist a jibe, tweeting: “Awww, look who sneaked back onto ITV the moment I left the country. ⁦.. it’s our fearless Health Secretary ⁦@MattHancock⁩ !”

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