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Piers Morgan criticized Miriam Margolyes for saying that she wanted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to die from a coronavirus.
Miriam made the scandalous statement on Channel 4’s The Last Leg last month when asked how she thought the government had handled the virus crisis so far.
The 55-year-old presenter criticized the 78-year-old actress in Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain episode, saying, “Shame on you Miriam Margolyes. Shame on you.
Fury: Piers Morgan criticized Miriam Margolyes for saying she wanted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to die from coronavirus
“If someone said on this show” I wish he was dead “, I would have torn him apart, but no one said anything.
“It’s not funny what Boris experienced personally on this intensive care unit. “
Ofcom has so far received 241 complaints after Miriam’s explosion.
An Ofcom spokesperson confirmed the figure to MailOnline on Monday and the media watchdog was asked to investigate Channel 4.
Shocking: Miriam made the outrageous statement on Channel 4’s The Last Leg last month when asked how she thought the government had handled the virus crisis so far
A Conservative MP previously said Ofcom should investigate and “ask for an apology” to Channel 4.
Another Conservative MP expressed disbelief at how “leftist luvvies” found this type of remark acceptable.
The argument was sparked when presenter Adam Hills asked Miss Margolyes how she thought the government had handled the virus crisis so far.
Speaking of his home via a video link, the Harry Potter star replied, “Dreadfully, of course, dreadfully. It’s a shame, it’s a scandal. I had a hard time not wanting Boris Johnson to die. I wanted him to die.
Horrible: The presenter, 55, criticized the actress, 78, in Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain episode, saying, “Shame on you Miriam Margolyes. Shame on you
“Then I thought it would hurt me a lot … so I wanted it to improve. “
There were concerns yesterday over how the presenters – Mr. Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker – failed to intervene during the conversation with the Harry Potter actress.
When asked if he would apologize to Johnson, a spokesperson for Channel 4 said the program was live and “unexpected comments could arise.”
She added that the actress went on to say that she wanted Mr. Johnson to improve.
Not on: He added: “If someone said on this show” I wish he was dead “, I would have torn him apart, but no one said anything. “It’s not funny what Boris experienced personally on this intensive care unit.
Shocking: Boris left St Thomas Hospital in central London last month after a week’s stay due to the coronavirus and spent some time in intensive care – he could have lost his life
Worrisome weather: Boris and Carrie Symonds announced that they welcomed their first son together on Instagram on May 1
But the Conservatives were furious with comments from the longtime Labor Party supporter.
Bill Cash, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Stone, said: “This is an outrageous comment to make and in flagrant violation of broadcasting law. I think Ofcom should look into the matter and demand an apology. “
Carrie pays tribute to NHS heroes who “saved Boris’ life”
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds named their son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honor of their grandfathers and the doctors who helped save the Prime Minister’s life.
The third name refers to Dr. Nick Price and Dr. Nick Hart, whom Ms. Symonds called “the two doctors who saved Boris’ life last month”.
Nicholas Price graduated from the University of Birmingham medical school in 1991.
He has specialized training in infectious diseases, general tuberculosis medicine, tropical medicine and infection prevention and control.
Previously, he received a clinical training grant from the CRM for tuberculosis research at Hammersmith Hospital.
Dr. Price became a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas ‘in 2005.
In 2009, he was promoted to Director of Infection of the Trust and Joint Director of Infection Prevention and Control.
Nicholas Hart graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of London in 1993.
His area of expertise includes weaning, rehabilitation and mechanical ventilation at home in patients with chronic respiratory failure.
He received nine local clinical excellence award points.
Dr Hart became the director of the Lane Fox Respiratory Service, the largest home rehabilitation and ventilation service in the UK, in 2012.
He is also a professor at King’s College London and director of research and development at Guy’s and St Thomas ‘.
And his colleague, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, added, “You really have to wonder what world these leftist luvvies live in and who they talk to and who think these kinds of comments are acceptable.”
Channel 4 has already had difficult relations with the Conservatives after a series of incidents, including its decision to replace Mr. Johnson in a debate with an ice sculpture.
The former news and presenter of the broadcaster described him as a “known liar.”
Boris left St Thomas Hospital in central London last month after a week’s stay due to the coronavirus and spent some time in intensive care.
He later revealed that doctors were preparing to announce his death in case he lost his battle with the coronaviruses, admitting that he was “a lucky man”.
As his chances of survival balanced out on a sharp edge, he said he had been given “liters and liters” of oxygen as doctors fought to keep him alive in intensive care.
In his first interview since recovering from Covid-19 – and the birth of his son Wilfred – the Prime Minister reiterated his frustration at not being able to shake the virus.
But Johnson described how the sobriety experience allowed him to see the “fantastic” care offered by the NHS, his voice cracking as he reflected on the roller coaster of the past few weeks.
“I realized it was getting pretty serious,” he told the Sun on Sunday.
“And I remember thinking,” How am I going to get out of this? »»
He added, “To be honest, doctors had all kinds of plans for what to do if things went wrong.
“I was not in particularly good shape because the oxygen levels in my blood continued to drop.
“But it was thanks to wonderful and wonderful nursing that I got it right. They really did it and they made a huge difference. “
Johnson’s personal roller coaster month saw him bedridden with a coronavirus before a dramatic recovery and return to work, then rushed to hospital when fiancée Carrie Symonds, 32, gave birth to her. son.
Wilfred Johnson was revealed to the world by his mother in a photo on social media on May 1.
Rescuers: St Thomas’s Hospital where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was treated