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Piers Morgan to be silenced on Twitter

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Morgan appeared gagged at the National Television Awards in January

Piers Morgan has promised not to tweet for one whole day – in order to raise money for charity.

The Good Morning Britain presenter will fall silent on the social media platform for 24 hours this Friday in aid of Comic Relief.

Lord Sugar was one of the first to pledge money to the “Shut Piers Up” campaign – donating £5,000.

The Apprentice star described it as the “bargain of the century” in a video message posted on Twitter.

“It’s going to be a wonderful day without that nutter clogging up Twitter with his nonsense for the whole day,” Lord Sugar said of his frenemy.

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After the fundraising campaign was announced, Twitter featured it as a news story on the site.

To which Piers responded: “I’m now a ‘Twitter Moment’ because @Lord_Sugar paid £5k to silence me on Twitter. I believe this is called ‘irony’.”

The presenter has also pledged to wear a Tottenham Hotspur football shirt if the donations reach £50,000.

Gary Lineker – who has clashed with Morgan in the past – said he would donate £2,000 if the presenter kept the shirt on all day.

Arsenal fan Piers agreed. Reluctantly.

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It’s not the first time someone has been keen to silence Piers.

At the National Television Awards in January he appeared on stage gagged alongside his co-presenter Susanna Reid.

It was a reference to Ewan McGregor’s refusal to share a platform with the presenter on Good Morning Britain.

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