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Piers Morgan sworn to silence for Red Nose Day

Piers Morgan will not only be silent for a day, but he'll wear the shirt of a football team he doesn't support.

Piers Morgan is set to keep his mouth shut for 24 hours in aid of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.

The TV personality is famous for his outspoken nature and often takes to social media to express his views, many of which get him into trouble with fellow celebrities and the public alike.

On Wednesday’s (22Mar17) Good Morning Britain Piers pledged to stay off his phone and laptop and avoid Twitter for a whole day if £5,000 was raised for the organisation, which supports thousands of projects worldwide including women and girls' charity Equality Now in Kenya, Liberia and Mali.

Shortly after his announcement The Apprentice’s Lord Alan Sugar recorded a video message online, immediately showing interest in donating the sum.

“£5,000 to silence Piers Morgan for a whole day on Twitter - that’s a bargain - the bargain of the century,” he quipped. “Comic Relief send me the bill straight away I’ll pay it immediately. It’s going to be a wonderful day without that nutter clogging up Twitter with his nonsense for the whole day.”

Left without a challenge, Piers then faced the prospect of wearing a Tottenham Hotspur football shirt on Red Nose Day if a whopping £50,000 is raised for the cause. As Piers is an avid Arsenal fan, his famous friends quickly jumped on board to put him in the rival top.

“I'm in for £2K if you wear it all day?” retired England player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter, while other stars including former professional player Rio Ferdinand, TV host and singer Bradley Walsh and This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby all offered £1,000.

“My humiliation is looking far more likely than I feared when I recklessly made this pledge,” Piers sighed over the interest of the task.

“REMINDER: If £50k isn't donated by 8am on Friday, I don't wear the @SpursOfficial shirt. SO DO NOT DONATE!” he jokingly tweeted.

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