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Piers Morgan Claims He Was Offered Money To Fake His Own Death

Rebecca Shepherd

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Piers Morgan Claims He Was Offered Money To Fake His Own Death

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Piers Morgan has claimed he was offered money to fake his own death.

The former Good Morning Britain host said he was asked to go on 2005 ITV show Celebrity Shark Bait which would be filmed in South Africa.

Writing in his column for the MailOnline, he explained how he was offered a sum of £100,000 ($132k) to be lowered into the ocean surrounded by Great Whites.

Oh, and he'd be in a cage of course.

Piers Morgan. Credit: Alamy
Piers Morgan. Credit: Alamy

But then he wrote: "I was promised an even larger large cheque to fake my own death, and witness how the news was then received by the world."

He joked: "I can imagine the BBC News headline now: ‘Tributes failed to pour in last night...’"

He says that the production company in charge of the programme told him 'this needs to be very hush-hush, and obviously certain people would need to know'.

LADbible has contacted ITV for a comment.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

In the same column, he recalled a meeting with Ariana Grande which 'surprised' him as they seemed to have got along really well, despite some bad words being exchanged.

Morgan, 56, admitted he had criticised the 28-year-old singer following the 2017 terror attack during her concert which killed 22 of her fans.

She also called him out over Twitter after he mocked Little Mix for posing naked with insults painted over their bodies.

Grande wrote: "I look forward to the day you realise there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticise young successful women. I think that’s a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it."

Ariana Grande at the Grammy Awards in 2020. Credit: Alamy
Ariana Grande at the Grammy Awards in 2020. Credit: Alamy

Morgan recalled spotting her in a Beverly Hills restaurant and expressed his shock as she approached their table and told him 'let's chat'.

Not one to pass on the opportunity for a debate, Morgan says he ended up speaking to Grande about 'everything from feminism, politics and terrorism - to love, music and friendship'.

He claims they were together until around 1am and when he was leaving she asked whether they could hug to which he agreed.

He then says that she told him: "I think we’re going to be good friends, we’re a lot more alike than I realised."

Topics: Celebrity, Ariana Grande, Piers Morgan

Rebecca Shepherd
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