October 30, 2020

Piers Morgan says son Spencer IS ‘getting a grip’ after their Twitter coronavirus feud was revealed

Piers Morgan says son Spencer IS ‘getting a grip’ after their Twitter coronavirus feud was revealed

PIERS Morgan said his son Spencer is finally “getting a grip” as he wore a face mask as they enjoyed a boozy family meal last night.

The Good Morning Britain presenter furiously told Spencer to “get a grip” after they clashed over Covid again on Twitter yesterday.

Piers Morgan revealed his son Spencer is finally 'getting a grip'

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Piers Morgan revealed his son Spencer is finally ‘getting a grip’Credit: Instagram

And last night as they enjoyed a meal out before London heads into Tier 2 lockdown, Piers shared a photo of his son wearing his face covering after reading The Sun Online’s story.

“He’s getting a grip,” Piers told his fans as they shared a meal at Italian restaurant Il Portico in Kensington.

Afterwards when the pair left the eatery Piers happily wore a Frida Kahlo face mask while his son gave a thumbs up.

Yesterday the 55-year-old star couldn’t hide his outrage at 27-year-old Spencer’s comments after the government announced London will be moving into Tier 2 of lockdown.

Piers wore a Frida Kahlo face mask as he left the restaurant

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Piers wore a Frida Kahlo face mask as he left the restaurantCredit: Goff Photos
His son gave an awkward thumbs up

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His son gave an awkward thumbs upCredit: Goff Photos
Piers furiously told his son Spencer to 'get a grip' as they locked horns on Twitter

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Piers furiously told his son Spencer to ‘get a grip’ as they locked horns on TwitterCredit: Instagram

Spencer had moaned on his Twitter account: “Today we bid farewell to pretty much every aspect of life that makes it worth living.

“A decision to prolong the pain and suffering being caused by this 99.5% survival rate, above life expectancy mortality rate virus for many many years.

“Enjoy the ‘new normal’, cos I won’t.”

He later posed at Chelsea’s swanky Bluebird restaurant, writing: “My twenties just finished two months after turning 27. What a life.”

Spencer said we are saying goodbye to 'pretty much every aspect of life that makes it worth living'

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Spencer said we are saying goodbye to ‘pretty much every aspect of life that makes it worth living’Credit: Instagram
Piers was not afraid to publicly call his son out

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Piers was not afraid to publicly call his son out Credit: Twitter

But Piers was not afraid to publicly call out his son, retweeting Spencer’s original message and adding: “Your great-grandmother spent 5yrs of her 20s enduring World War 2 & then enjoyed another 70 more years of fun-packed life afterwards.

“You’ve done 5 months of mild inconvenience by comparison ….. get a grip.”

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Spencer hit back: “Similar attacks on freedom. Understand now how she felt then.”

From midnight last night, London and Essex are among the areas that will be joining places such as Manchester in Tier 2 of lockdown – banning any households from mixing indoors.

There is also speculation that parts of the North of England will be upgraded to Tier 3, which means they won’t be able to leave their local area.

This isn't the first time Piers and Spencer have clashed over coronavirus

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This isn’t the first time Piers and Spencer have clashed over coronavirus Credit: Refer to Caption

This is far from the first time that Piers and Spencer duo have locked horns over the ongoing pandemic.

However, they have previously insisted that the bickering is just healthy debate between a father and son, with Piers telling one critic: “I’ve always encouraged my children to be their own people & speak their own minds…”

Spencer added: “Only idiots can’t have a civilised debate”.

Piers has been one of the most outspoken coronavirus critics

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Piers has been one of the most outspoken coronavirus critics Credit: Rex Features

The GMB presenter has been one of the most outspoken stars on coronavirus, and the government’s handling of it.

In August, he fumed: “I think it might be easier if all those who’ve deluded themselves into thinking the pandemic is ‘over’ to unfollow me.

“There are plenty of T-list celebs & ex-sportsmen who agree with you – so follow them & read what you want to hear, then you won’t get so angry all the time.”

To which Spencer replied: “Goodbye dad”.

Both men insist they enjoy 'civilised' debate'

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Both men insist they enjoy ‘civilised’ debate’Credit: Refer to Caption
Spencer is Piers' oldest child

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Spencer is Piers’ oldest childCredit: Instagram
Piers Morgan tells his son he’d rather go to the pub first than see him after lockdown lifts on Good Morning Britain

Before that, Piers called out Spencer for saying coronavirus poses no threat to Premier League footballers, tweeting: “Young healthy people need to stop acting like the virus is irrelevant because it doesn’t kill them.”

Spencer hit back at the time: “And older / vulnerable people need to accept that life isn’t fair and that in this instance it is their responsibility to be smart and shield themselves as much as possible.”

Spencer is Piers’ oldest son with ex Marion Shalloe, who he also shares 23-year-old Stanley and 19-year-old Bertie with.

The star is also dad to eight-year-old Elise with wife Celia Walden.