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Lord Sugar delighted at Piers Morgan's Comic Relief humiliation

Piers Morgan has been mocked on Twitter by his Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid after agreeing to a sponsored silence.

Lord Sugar mocked Piers Morgan after he helped silence the controversial TV host for Comic Relief.

Earlier this week (beg20Mar17) Morgan agreed to a suggestion by Sugar that he should embark upon a sponsored Twitter silence in aid of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day event on Friday (24Mar17).

The two later agreed to up the stakes, and Arsenal fan Morgan agreed that if The Apprentice host could raise £50,000 for Comic Relief he would wear the shirt of his team’s deadly rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

After raising the £50,000 Sugar, who owned Tottenham from 1991 to 2001, celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday by taking to Twitter to post a picture of Morgan gagged and in the team's strip.

He wrote, "The best birthday present I could have asked for on my 70th, @piersmorgan gagged and wearing a Spurs shirt!"

Sugar donated at least £5,000 to the cause himself, describing shutting Morgan up for that sum as the "bargain of the century".

After Morgan agreed to wear the Spurs shirt for £50,000 in donations, funds came flooding with former Tottenham player turned TV host Gary Lineker also pitching in £2,000.

Responding to Sugar's post Lineker wrote, "Happy Birthday m'Lord. He's one of our own, he's one of our own, @piersmorgan he's one of our own. Actually....Arsenal can keep him."

Thanks to Morgan’s Twitter ban, he has been unable to respond to taunts from the public and other stars.

His fellow Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid added, "Happy Birthday @Lord_Sugar. Thank-you (sic) for this act of service for a grateful nation..."

While Current Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane joked, "Never seen a @SpursOfficial shirt look so bad but worth it for @comicrelief and #RedNoseDay. Well played, @Lord_Sugar and @piersmorgan."

Sugar and Morgan’s charity wager comes after years of feuding between the two TV stars - reignited last year (16) by Morgan’s friendship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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