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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby reference Piers Morgan's GMB walk out - and fans are loving it

The presenters greeted the former GMB host through the camera

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
7 December 2021
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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby greeted Piers Morgan through the camera while live on This Morning on Tuesday after Phillip told a Christmas cracker joke that referenced the former Good Morning Britain presenter. 

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While talking to Gyles Brandreth and Vanessa Feltz about topical new Christmas cracker jokes that have recently been released, Phillip told one that referenced Piers' exit on GMB back in March this year. 

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Phillip asked Holly and the two guests: "What's Piers Morgan's favourite Christmas song?", before singing: "Walking off on air," to the tune of Walking in the Air from The Snowman

The presenter was met with laughs from the other guests before Holly responded: "Shall we end on that one? We've peaked. Morning Piers."

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Phillip then praised the quality of the newly released Christmas cracker jokes, saying: "The whole point is that we should update our crackers, and we've just laughed at Christmas crackers and that, for me, is the first time in a long time."

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Piers Morgan walked out of GMB in March

Viewers of the ITV daytime show took to social media to tweet the This Morning hashtag, posting laughing emojis and comments about the cracker joke. One person wrote: "What's Piers Morgan's favourite Christmas song? Walking off on air. That's actually genius," while another added: "What is @piersmorgan favourite Christmas song? Walking off on air. Face with tears of joy. First Christmas cracker joke that actually made me chuckle!"

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