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Piers Morgan Makes 'Coming Out' Joke To Phillip Schofield As Brits Stay Indoors During Coronavirus Outbreak

Piers Morgan Makes 'Coming Out' Joke To Phillip Schofield As Brits Stay Indoors During Coronavirus Outbreak

Piers Morgan made a 'coming out' joke to Phillip Schofield as the UK practices social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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On today's Good Morning Britain, Piers was joined by usual host Susanne Reid, who appeared via webcam as she's self-isolating at home, and Lorraine Kelly, who has seen her show bumped from TV schedules due to the virus.

They were also joined by Phil and his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby.

The team were talking about the recently introduced rules around social distancing and the closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants. It seemed as though Piers thought it was too good an opportunity to miss, quipping: "It's weird for you, Phil - you come out and everyone goes in."

But Phil was quick to jump and told viewers that Piers had actually nicked his joke, saying: "I've got to say... I've got to say, I've just gave him that line."

The presenters all laughed at the joke and Phil got his own back later on when he overheard show bosses telling Piers to close the show, with Phil butting in: "We've got your talkback - can you please wrap up!"

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Telly legend Phil came out in an emotional post earlier this year, and has been flooded with support from fans and fellow celebrities.

"With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay," the This Morning presenter wrote in a post on his Instagram Stories.

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"This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home.

"I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.

"My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusions. Yet still I can't sleep and there have been some very dark moments.

"My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing to my family.

"Steph has been incredible - I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort.

"Both mine and Steph's entire families have stunned me with their love, instant acceptance and support. Of course they are worried about Steph, but I know they will scoop us both up.

"My friends are the best, especially Holly, who has been so kind and wise - and who has hugged me as I sobbed on her shoulder.

"Every day on This Morning, I sit in awe of those we meet who have been brave and open in confronting their truth - so now it's my turn to share mine.

"This will probably all come as something of a surprise and I understand, but only by facing this, by being honest, can I hope to find peace in my mind and a way forward."

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]