PIERS Morgan is “ready to retaliate” against the “hypocrite” celebrities who slammed him in the Meghan Markle row.
The former Good Morning Britain host, who quit after clashing live on air with weatherman Alex Beresford, sent a “memo” on Twitter that he will be seeking revenge on “woke” stars.
Piers, 55, resigned when senior ITV executives said they wanted him to say sorry on air following 40,000 Ofcom complaints.
The outspoken broadcaster had told viewers “didn’t believe a word” of Meghan’s Oprah interview, in which she said she “didn’t want to be alive” after receiving heavy public scrutiny.
Now, Piers has vowed to “retaliate” against the stars who rallied up against him, including John Cleese, Patrick J Adams and Chelsea Handler.
He wrote to Twitter: “Memo to all high-profile, insufferably woke, unctuously virtue-signalling, shamefully race-baiting hypocrites: I’m watching, and I will retaliate.”
Fawlty Towers screenwriter John, 81, slammed Piers following his on-air comments, insisting the TV host “should be in jail” over “serious concerns” about accuracy.
He wrote to Twitter: “I see that Piers Morgan has ‘serious concerns about Meghan’s veracity. I have serious concerns about Piers Morgan I believe he should be in jail, not hosting morning TV.
“I have serious concerns about Morgan’s veracity. Could he please sue me?”
Meghan’s Suits co-star Patrick, 39, also chimed in, comparing Piers to a troll under a bridge in one savage tweet as part of an ongoing feud.
“Cry not for Piers Morgan – there are plenty of bridges for him to find work under,” he wrote. “Sincerely, the ‘jumped up twerp’.”
While comedian Chelsea called out Piers for “still being an a**hole” after their quarrelsome interview in 2014.
“Some a**hole’s get better, some just stay the same,” the 46-year-old posted to social media, alongside a video from her segment on Piers Morgan Live.
Piers also has long-standing quarrels with a host of other celebs, including Lord Sugar and Jameela Jamil.
The Apprentice star recently reignited his feud with the ITV host by calling Susanna Reid his “nodding puppy” after they banned him from GMB.
In February, the business mogul hit out at bosses that have “no balls” and claimed Susanna, 50, was complicit in giving Piers the run of the show.
“The coward @piersmorgan will not engage with me as he knows I will wipe the floor with him and I am disgusted with Susanna Reid who has become a nodding idol to this idiot,” he wrote.
Lord Sugar continued his rant in a second tweet, saying: “@GMB have no balls, Piers Morgan seems to be the organ grinder.”
The pair previously had it out on social media last year after they clashed over the government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Piers continued to row with radio presenter Jameela, 35, who previously dubbed him an “old, irrelevant s*** stain” as they clashed over the Duchess of Sussex’s Vogue cover.
“You are old, and still a problematic slut-shaming, fat-shaming, misogynist, irrelevant s*** stain, smeared across our country,” she wrote to him.
She followed this up with a second tweet, saying: “He is just the thirstiest b**** alive.”
Piers and Jameela have a long history of sparring, with Jameela hitting out at Piers after he attacked singer Sam Smith for coming out as gender non-binary.
The radio star also claimed she was almost driven to suicide by Piers’ “campaign of lies” as he unearthed old, offensive social media comments she had left.
Luckily for Piers, he does still have a host of celebrity supporters including pals Sharon Osbourne and Gary Lineker.
Sharon Osbourne said: “I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
Football pundit Gary Lineker added: “Whether it’s a football manager, a television presenter or any profession for that matter, it’s always sad when someone loses their job.”
This week has seen Piers hit out at the “woke brigade” already, as he clapped back against “cancel culture” following his GMB exit.
Taking a swipe at ITV yesterday, the presenter wrote out an excerpt from his book Wake Up, joking: “This entry from my book aged like a bottle of corked Liebfraumilch.”
The excerpt read: “Cancel culture is not about whether obvious racists should be given platforms. It’s about potentially seeing your life and career turned upside down for expressing opinions that the woke brigade don’t like about anything.
“I’m lucky in that although there have been repeated attempts to ‘cancel’ me, including petitions to have me sacked.
“I’ve survived because I have strong-minded employers who refuse to bow to the mob, and I have a powerful TV, newspaper column and social media platform to fight fire with fire.”
ITV announced Piers’ exit last week, writing: “Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision.”