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Piers Morgan tipped for knighthood and even PM role after coronavirus comments

Piers Morgan has been tipped for knighthood (Picture: Getty)

Piers Morgan has been tipped for knighthood thanks to his recent outspoken views on coronavirus.

The Good Morning Britain presenter earned plenty of support for his insistence that NHS workers shouldn’t have to pay parking fines and his criticism of Boris Johnson’s vague lockdown laws.

And it looks like Piers’ outbursts have endeared him to the British public.

The 54-year-old’s odds of being knighted by the end of 2025 went from 200/1 to 25/1 on Thursday, BoyleSports revealed.

Fans of the TV personality also fancy Morgan’s chances at moving into Number 10, with odds of him becoming the Prime Minister in the future slashed in half from 500/1 into 250/1.

It comes after Piers promised to pay any NHS nurses’ parking tickets if they get fined during the coronavirus pandemic, following an interview with Kirstie Allsopp.

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He has been critical of the government in their handling of coronavirus (Picture: Rex)

He said: ‘I will say now, to any health worker during the future of this crisis, how ever long it lasts, if any of you get a parking ticket, at a hospital where you’re working, I will pay it for you. 

‘I will pay it, and I will then go to the government, and have the battle, and you don’t get involved.’ 

‘Send it in to Good Morning Britain, and I will pay it the parking ticket. If that’s what it takes,’ he added. 

Coronavirus UK lockdown: key points

The key points of Boris Johnson’s historic address are as follows:

He previously reacted to the PM’s address with a call to all of his followers, tweeting: ‘It’s down to us now.

‘We ALL owe it to each other to abide by these new lockdown rules. If we don’t, more people will die. It’s as simple as that.’

Piers also urged Boris to put people’s lives before the economy, questioning whether it was ‘essential’ for builders to be working during lockdown.

He said: ‘My message to Boris Johnson is for God’s sake, sort the messaging out. You have millions of people who don’t know what to do today.

‘That is dangerous, that will cost lives. Do not put the economy before people’s lives.’

The journalist explained that construction workers who have been encouraged to use public transport to build blocks of flats are not helping the pandemic.

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