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GMB’s Piers Morgan gets ratty with BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker over studio squeal

The “arch rivals” had a bit of a to-do over a noise in the BBC Breakfast studio.

Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan joked that there was a “stench of failure” at rival BBC Breakfast after it appeared to suffer an on-air technical glitch.

During the ITV programme’s live broadcast Morgan took a swipe in response to a tweet from BBC presenter Dan Walker, in which he apologised for a high-pitched noise that could be heard in the studio.

Walker wrote: “Morning. Sorry about the high-pitch noise in the studio. If you can hear it… don’t panic… we’re sorting it.”

Spotting the tweet, Morgan told viewers: “Worrying development over at our so-called rivals.

“I fear it may be rats deserting the sinking ship. They do make that noise.”

He then imitated a squeaking rat, and added: “That may be what it is, Dan. The stench of failure sweeps the studio.

“When even rats are leaving you’ve got a problem, buddy.”

Morgan later took to Twitter and repeated his claims to Walker.

But the BBC host bit back with a quip of his own.

He wrote: “Would that be the sinking ship that is twice as big as yours? #WereGoingToNeedABiggerBoat.”

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