PIERS Morgan called Madonna a "self-indulgent twerp" on today's Good Morning Britain as he slammed her bizarre bath video about the coronavirus pandemic.
The journalist hasn't held back in his criticism of celebs amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the Like A Prayer singer, 61, is the latest to fall in his sights.
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Speaking today, he said: "Entertainers, don't virtue-signal, don't lie in baths preaching about the virus…"
Co-host Susanna Reid interrupted to defend the singer, but Piers was undeterred.
He continued: "She's so incredibly self-indulgent and annoying. She's exactly as annoying now as she's always been."
A video played of her musing over the deadly virus in a bath filled with petals.
"Stop it, I can't watch anymore of it," said Piers.
The pop megastar's hair then came in for criticism from Susanna, who said: "Can I just say, I think a lot of people can relate to Madonna's roots because people can't get to the hairdresser.
"Look at the state of her hair."
Piers took over: "Here's what they relate to, if you're really unlucky and you make 300 million dollars in your career, and you're a self indulgent twerp, this is how you end up, in a rose petal bath with your roots showing, babbling on about the great equaliser of the virus. Really Madonna?"
In her video Madonna said: “That’s the thing about Covid-19. It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell.
“It’s the great equaliser and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it.”
Meanwhile, the UK's true coronavirus death toll will be revealed today – with the current total only including fatalities in hospitals.
The Department of Health yesterday reported 1,408 deaths – an increase of 180 more fatalities in 24 hours – with more than 22,000 infections across the UK.
But the Office for National Statistics is expected to release data for England and Wales today that will show deaths outside of NHS trusts – including those at home or "in the community".
At the moment, the death toll is based on fatalities reported by NHS trusts.
The current figures do not give a true reading of the scale of coronavirus in Britain since a lag in death count means the stats are about three weeks behind.
The ONS statistics, which are released weekly, are expected to show any death "where Covid-19 is mentioned anywhere on the death certificate".
It comes after Monday's figure marks the first time the daily increase in deaths has fallen for two consecutive days and has dropped from 260 on Saturday, the worst day in the crisis so far.
At least four of those who died had no pre-existing medical conditions, the Department of Health said.
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England has now seen 1284 deaths from the coronavirus, Wales 62, Scotland 41 and Northern Ireland 21.
New figures also show here has been almost a 50 per cent rise in just a few days in the number of people being treated for coronavirus in England's hospitals, according to new figures.
Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said on Friday that more than 6,200 patients were in hospital with Covid-19.
But on Monday, he said this figure had jumped to more than 9,000.
Resources are set to be stretched over the coming weeks as death and sickness tolls peak, while NHS workers are also at risk of contracting the bug.
More than 20,000 former NHS staff have already returned to front-line roles to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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