Alan Sugar’s most savage attacks on Piers Morgan as he celebrates his birthday
The Apprentice boss Lord Sugar and Piers Morgan have clashed spectacularly in recent years.
The pair were actually once good pals who often just traded friendly banter.
But things turned ugly between the pair when they clashed dramatically over the coronavirus, with Lord Sugar heavily criticising Piers' behaviour on Good Morning Britain when discussing the pandemic.
Piers blocked the business magnate on Twitter and then announced to his followers that their friendship is officially over as he branded Alan a "disgrace".
Lord Sugar unleashed a scathing attack on Piers – calling him an "obnoxious self-centred tosser" and a "sickening bully" for his behaviour on the show.
Fat-shaming on GMB
The pair often mocked each other's physical appearance, but things turned nasty when Alan appeared on Good Morning Britain in 2017.
Lord Sugar took aim at Piers after he was 'fat shamed' by the presenter.
He branded Piers "blubber boy" and a "beached whale" as co-presenter Susanna Reid watched on in horror.
They then agreed to a £5,000 bet to see who could lose the most weight by the Apprentice final in December of that year, with the proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The spat started when the pair argued about who launched whose career.
Lord Sugar insisted Piers first became famous after he appeared on the Comic Relief edition of The Apprentice.
Piers poked fun at Alan, saying: "Are you chunking up a bit, have you put no a lot of weight?"
"I have put on about 18 pounds. Over the summer I over indulged," said Lord Sugar.
"Never you mind about me son, pot kettle social media I saw you prancing around in the summer, you looked like a beached whale. Have you got a set of scales in this place?"
The pair first clashed over the coronavirus when Lord Sugar defended Brits' rights to sunbathe in parks.
Alan told Piers he needed to stop 'scaremongering' after the presenter slammed sunbathers.
He tweeted: "Listen to the people @piersmorgan. We need some positive stuff in these horrible times try to lighten up a bit and find something interesting to talk about."
Piers hit back at The Apprentice boss – accusing him of giving "dangerous" advice from the comfort of his Florida mansion.
Lord Sugar also branded Piers a "bully" after he lashed out at several Government ministers on Good Morning Britain.
He also claimed he was a "hypocrite" for taking up a valuable test that could have been given to a key worker.
Piers then announced on Twitter he had called time on his friendship with Lord Sugar because their coronavirus battles have ruined their friendship.
He later explained to The Sunday Times: "It's gone way beyond a joke, and for me it's ruined our friendship.
"I think we're done as friends. I can't see through the behaviour."
Buying Twitter followers claims
Piers has racked up an impressive 7.5m followers on Twitter but Lord Sugar doesn't believe Piers' popularity alone was enough to enable him to get such a large following on the social media platform.
He shared a tweet in which someone accused Piers of having over four and a half million "fake" followers.
The person wrote: "We are in no doubt he bought these followers as explained later in this thread."
As he retweeted the claims, Lord Sugar said: "Does anyone think this is true, that @piersmorgan has been buying followers?"
Piers hit back at his accuser in a tweet.
He wrote: "I don't know who you are, but this is an absolute lie. I have never bought a single Twitter follower, and wouldn't know how.
"So I strongly suggest you delete this defamatory thread before I take further action. cc @TwitterUK @Twitter."
A fan then hit back at Lord Sugar by slamming him for giving credit to a conspiracy from a "right-wing troll".
After Piers, 55, blocked The Apprentice star on social media last over the pair's dispute over the government's management of the coronavirus pandemic – Alan made another jibe at his nemesis.
In December he wrote to his 5.2 million followers: "Many a true word stated in jest.
"The coward @piersmorgan will not engage with me as he knows I will wipe the floor with him and I am disgusted with @susannareid100 who has become a nodding idol to this idiot. @gmb
"@GMB have no balls @piersmorgan seems to be the organ grinder.
"If they claim to be a balanced program they should invite me to appear.
"He can compile a crib sheet of statements I may have made. He needs bringing down a peg. Matt Hancock does not have the nature to do it. I do."
War on Piers and his son Spencer
Lord Sugar came under fire from Piers' son Spencer after he laid into his dad when discussing the death of former Liverpool FC manager Gérard Houlier in December last year.
Lord Sugar tweeted: "Sad news on Gérard Houlier. Nice fellow. I can imagine that @piersmorgan will devote half @gmb [Good Morning Britain] show telling every one how he knew him so well and [they] go back ages."
Piers' son Spencer was quick to hit out at Lord Sugar – retweeting his post and saying: "Using a man's death to have a pop at someone else. New low."
Lord Sugar hit back and claimed 'he had only been speaking the truth'.
"You can't get lower than your father," he told Spencer.
"I know it hurts to see the truth. Now be a good little boy and shut the f… up."
We wonder if thee two will be able to let bygones by bygones in 2021!
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