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Piers Morgan heals rift with Lord Sugar

Piers Morgan heals rift with Lord Sugar
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Piers Morgan reveals that he has made up with Lord Sugar 20 months after their public fallout over coronavirus.

Piers Morgan has revealed that he has healed his rift with old friend Lord Sugar after they fell out during the first coronavirus lockdown.

The pair had a bitter public war of words last spring as they disagreed over the government's handling of the pandemic, with Morgan branding Sugar "a selfish, stupid, privileged billionaire" and Sugar describing Morgan as "shameful, irresponsible, exploitative, hypocritical martyr and disgrace".

In his new column for the Daily Mail, however, former Good Morning Britain host Morgan announced that they made up earlier this month as they started to 'miss' each other.

"Beneath his gnarly, blunt and often breathtakingly rude exterior, he's got a good heart – he once sent my dad an incredibly kind letter after he had a stroke – a lovely family, and he can be generous and amusing company," Morgan wrote.

"In many ways, we're more similar than either of us would ever care to admit – both highly opinionated, egotistical, attention-loving gobby blowhards who love a good scrap and never back down in a fight.

"And I realised there was something rather two-faced about me cutting him off in the way I did because I was behaving exactly like the anti-democratic illiberal woke brigade who refuse to countenance any alternative opinions and 'cancel' anyone who disagrees with them."

He continued: "In this ever more toxic world in which everyone seems to be falling out with everyone about everything, I'm glad we've resolved things.

"As this pandemic has surely taught us, life really is too short and fragile for petty feuds, especially with family or old friends."

Morgan has been without a regular TV gig since he dramatically quit GMB in March but is due to return to the airwaves in January with a show on Rupert Murdoch's new TV channel talkTV.

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