However, the 55-year-old man qualified as a key worker under government guidelines in their efforts to test 100,000 people in Britain every day as a journalist reporting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier today, one of his followers tweeted: ‘Important worker ???? My daughter is a nurse – she is an important worker. ”
“Your daughter is a worker who is far more important than me,” he replied.
“I am not drawing equality, just explaining that the Government appoints all journalists & broadcasters who cover the coronavirus crisis as important workers too, which is why we can get tests if we show symptoms.”
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Another Piers critic, Lord Alan Sugar, called the GMB presenter “hypocritical” and questioned how the father of four children could easily undergo the test.
‘How did @piersmorgan get tested when so many frontline workers couldn’t, ‘mogul The Apprentice was angry.
“He will crow from the roof if it’s another celebrity.”
Piers confirmed last night the coronavirus test came out negative but he remained absent from Good Morning Britain today, still feeling under the weather.
He tweeted: ‘UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative.
‘I am advised to do a test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and have the right to do so as an important worker appointed by the Government.
“I will return to @GMB as soon as my doctor suggests I am fine to return to work.”
Good Morning England airs at 6 a.m. on ITV.
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