GOOD Morning Britain stars threw jabs at Piers Morgan as he was nominated for Best Presenter at the National TV Awards.
The outspoken journalist, 56, famously stormed off Good Morning Britain before quitting in March this year following a row with weatherman Alex Beresford over Meghan Markle.
As the panel congratulated Kate Garraway on her nomination for documentary Finding Derek, they gave a shout out to the former anchor.
Charlotte Hawkins said: “We should also give a mention to Piers Morgan, who has been nominated for Best TV Presenter.”
Journalist Kevin Maguire then joked: “Who is he? It rings a bell, who was that?”
Kate Garraway added: “I remember the last time Good Morning Britain was nominated – it must have been two years ago when there was a proper ceremony – and it didn’t win and he was very cross. So we’ll see if comes in, we’ll see if he wins.”
Kevin also said: “He’s permanently cross!”
Dr Hilary Jones then chimed in: “It will be ironic if he wins it when he’s off air.”
The awards ceremony – hosted by Joel Dommett – will be broadcast live from The O2 in London on September 9.
On his last appearance on Good Morning Britain, Piers said he “didn’t believe a word” of ex-Suits actress Meghan’s claims she had been refused help with her mental health while a Royal.
The rant became Ofcom’s most-complained about moment ever with tens of thousands of complaints filed – and the Duchess herself even complained to ITV.
The telly presenter, who had been on the ITV show since 2015, stormed off the show after clashing with co-star Alex Beresford over his comments.
ITV said he was “being spoken to” by bosses – but it was later revealed he had dramatically quit.
He told bosses he wouldn’t say sorry because he had a right to free speech.