‘Rather eat my own testicles’: Piers Morgan reignites Ant & Dec feud as duo make Cristiano Ronaldo quip
Piers Morgan made it clear he wouldn’t be going on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! despite calls from Ant & Dec
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Piers Morgan reignited an ongoing feud with Ant & Dec with a short and snappy retort to a video of the Geordie duo calling out the controversial ex Britain's Got Talent judge on a livestream.
Morgan is currently making headlines thanks to his viral interview with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, in which the Portuguese superstar slammed the club for its lack of progress and treatment of his family.
The clips from the chat clearly hadn't escaped the attention of football lovers and Newcastle United fans Ant & Dec who referenced the interview whilst on a livestream. The cheeky duo joked that "with the way things are going next year, Ronaldo might be" on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! next year. Ant added: "Piers Morgan, see ya next year kiddo. Eat this ball!"
When Morgan came across the video on Twitter, he didn't seem too amused about jokes that hit may appear on the hit ITV show. He replied: "Thanks lads @antanddec but on balance I’d rather eat my own testicles."
Followers on Twitter were quick to reply, rooting for "Piers on the jungle down under" and labelling a Morgan I'm a Celeb appearence as "TV gold". Meanwhile, others took a different approach and encouraged the Talk TV host to follow through on his quip, if he could "find them first".
It's not the first time that Piers Morgan has fired shots at And & Dec. Last year, when the former The Sun journalist was rumoured to be a potential contestant for I'm a Celeb, a PR expert told the Daily Star that it would never happen due to his ongoing feud with the Geordie duo.
Rochelle White said: "Piers has expressed how he is not a fan of Ant and Dec - particularly when it comes to the NTAs. The feud between them, although light-hearted, is all a bit tongue-in-cheek. They all seem to throw banter at one another, and Piers loves to throw shade around I'm A Celebrity.
"I feel that he wouldn't want to do the show as that gives the public a reason to keep him in and vote for him to do the bushtucker trials. As we have seen previously, if the public aren't a fan of someone, they will keep voting them to do things. Piers has historically been quite harsh on past contestants, he knows that he won't be able to control the narrative others will have on him."