Piers Morgan, 54, hit out at Hugh Grant on Twitter and said he’s a “revolting piece of work”, after Sajid Javid’s story about Hugh Grant refusing to shake his hand. Sajid told ES Magazine the Notting Hill actor had been “incredibly” rude at the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s film, The Irishman.
Hugh’s spokesman said the star didn’t want to shake the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s hand as he was “rude and dismissive to the victims or press abuse” when he met them when he was culture secretary.
Piers spoke out on the topic as he responded to Daily Mail columnist, Sarah Vine, on Twitter who also shared her experience of being in Hugh’s company.
Sarah wrote: “Hugh Grant did a similar thing to me a few years ago at the home of a mutual acquaintance. He was incredibly unpleasant and clearly relished humiliating me in front of his (showbiz) entourage. Disagree, by all means. But be civil.”
Piers, who has clashed with Hugh on Twitter in the past, responded: “Grant’s a revolting piece of work. He’ll get more than a handshake next time I see him if he pulls a stunt like this on me.”
“He says, ‘I am not shaking your hand’. I am completely shocked. He said, ‘When you were culture secretary you didn’t support my friends in (anti-media intrusion campaign) Hacked Off.’
“I think that is incredibly rude,” he added.
The politician continued: “I wonder if people like Hugh Grant think they are part of the elite and they look down on working class people no matter what station they reach in life.”
On Twitter, Hugh posted a statement from his spokesperson to express his “side of the story”.