Piers Morgan Admits Breaking Covid-19 Rules After He 'Forgot' To Wear Mask

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Piers Morgan Admits Breaking Covid-19 Rules After He 'Forgot' To Wear Mask

Piers Morgan has admitted to being a 'Covidiot' after he was snapped without a face mask in a taxi.

The 55-year-old had been out at Harry's Bar in London with his wife Celia when paparazzi photographed him in the back of a cab without a mask - with government guidelines stating that passengers in taxis and private cars must wear face coverings.

Piers said he was a 'Covidiot'. Credit: BackGrid
Piers said he was a 'Covidiot'. Credit: BackGrid

Addressing the pictures on Good Morning Britain, he said: "As I pulled away I realised what I had done - I had forgotten my mask.


"I do think masks matter and I got caught without one."

He added: "I had two [masks] in my pockets but I was chatting to the paps.

"Fair enough, they nailed me. No one wants to hear excuses from us, no one wants to hear that from us. I will now think twice as hard to remember to wear it."

He added that his Twitter rival Gary Lineker was also quick to have a pop at him.


Piers said: "Gary Lineker messaged me and said he was surprised that my wife doesn't insist I wear a mask 24/7."

Taking to Twitter yesterday (Sunday), Piers said he was 'guilty as charged' and had been a 'Covidiot'.


It comes after Sky News presenter Kay Burley was caught breaking coronavirus rules for her 60th birthday celebrations, resulting in her taking six months off air 'for a period of reflection'.

Speaking about her rule breach on Good Morning Britain, Piers said last week: "I think that the rules are there for a reason. We should talk about it even though they are friends of ours.

"My view would be - and I'm sure actually Kay's views would be if she was talking about this, which she isn't at the moment - that we should be held to account in my opinion.

"Exactly the same way we hold politicians to account because if we're going to hold people's feet to the fire, we have to make sure we live up to the same standards."

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Topics: UK News, Coronavirus, Face Masks, Piers Morgan

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