Piers Morgan, 56, has said Steve Coogan won’t be getting a slot on ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’ anytime soon.
There is a list of celebrities that are “banned” from Life Stories. They include names like Madonna, Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan is the latest to join the list.
In a recent interview, Piers snapped: “Steve Coogan – stop calling, stop begging, it’s never going to happen”
Last year, Piers called Coogan out on Good Morning Britain, after he furloughed his house staff in the first lockdown.
Piers was angered that Coogan was using the government-funded scheme for his advantage to pay his house staff. This meant that the taxpayer had to pay 80 per cent of his staff’s wages that work in his £4million country mansion.
Piers called Coogan “worse than Victoria Beckham” who was also accused of furloughing her staff.
Piers said, “He’s the great man of the people, the man who said, ‘I don’t get anything for free, I pay for everything’, yet he’s furloughing the gardener and housekeeper. Two people he’s furloughing. This is stinking hypocrisy from Coogan.”
When speaking about the reports, Coogan explained, “This non-story has more to do with my legal actions against the publishers of The Sun and campaign for press reform than anything else.”
After reading Coogan’s comments, Piers remarked, “I think what we need is Steve Coogan reform. And to instil in him what being a good socialist boy actually means.”
The Life Stories star also discussed his Britain’s Got Talent co-star, David Walliams. Their long-running feud does not look like it has come to an end just yet.
Piers first became a judge on the show in 2007 but left after four years in 2011. David Walliams took Piers’ place on the panel.
“I don’t think David Walliams should be rushing to put his name forward” Piers said.
The pair exchanged spiteful tweets a couple of years ago when Piers tweeted: “Amusing that @davidwalliams regularly ‘likes’ the nastiest tweets about me, yet is such a snivelling toady to my face.”
He also taunted him over the drop in the show’s ratings since he appeared on it, stating: “It’s not my fault @BGT ratings were so much higher when I was in your chair Dave!”
When talking to The Sunday Mirror last year, Piers talked about whether he would return to the judging panel on the well-known talent show if Walliams left the show.
He said, “I do have conversations with BGT every now and again, particularly after Simon had his injury.”
“But I couldn’t work with Walliams. I think he is a duplicitous, treacherous, piece of work. “He is one of those people who says one thing to your face and then sticks it to you behind your back.”
“If he was sitting there I wouldn’t be interested. But if he wasn’t sitting there, who knows? I will come back to BGT if the money is right and if they guarantee Walliams gets fired.
“I might even make it a contractual clause that I get to be the one who tells him he is fired. If I was him I would stick to writing his children’s books.”