Holly Willoughby ‘ecstatic’ as she catches Piers Morgan out with ‘elaborate’ viral prankDecember 21, 2020
Holly Willoughby reveals something she has 'wanted to say'
Piers Morgan, 55, admitted Holly Willoughby, 39, got one over on him with a viral joke that left many stumped. The ‘Scott Chegg’ phenomenon spread like wild fire on social media, even catching out some of the biggest celebrities in the UK.
There were so many crying-with-laughter emojis in her reply, I’m surprised she didn’t drown in her own smug virtual tears
And Piers was one of them, after the This Morning star decided he would be her target for the prank.
Writing in his Mail on Sunday column, the Good Morning Britain presenter confessed he had failed victim to the joke and that Holly was “ecstatic” with the result.
He began by explaining the joke for those who might not have come across it yet.
“Scotch eggs are the food of the moment, and happen to be one of my favourite ‘substantial meals’, to give them their new formal title,” he wrote.
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“Unfortunately, that didn’t stop alarm bells ringing when Holly Willoughby texted me to say: ‘Piers, so weird, I was just chatting to a guy who reckons he knows you and asked me for your number.
‘I thought I’d better check with you first. He’s called Scott Chegg. Do you know him?’
‘I have a pic from his WhatsApp if you want it? X.'”
Piers noted that he replied that he’d never heard of this stranger.
“Ping me the photo and I’ll doublecheck,'” he recalled he had text back.
But when she sent over a photo of a man’s face sitting in the middle of a Scotch egg, he knew he’d been had.
“To say Ms Willoughby was ecstatic about catching me out with this viral prank is the understatement of the year.
“There were so many crying-with-laughter emojis in her reply, I’m surprised she didn’t drown in her own smug virtual tears.”
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Elsewhere, Piers sparked rumours that he’d quit his favourite and most used social media site Twitter until the new year, citing a number of issues before claiming: “I’m done!”
The 55-year-old was inundated with comments after telling his 7.7 million followers: “See you in 2021.”
It came after the Government on Saturday “canned” Christmas due to a new “mutant” strain of coronavirus growing rapidly with a higher infection rate, which meant issuing new rules for those in the UK and a saw the creation of a new tier four.
He also referenced Arsenal football team, Brexit and Donald Trump in the message, liked more than 23,000 times.
He tweeted: “A new mutant covid is on the rampage, Arsenal keep losing, the dreadful reality of Brexit is looming, Trump’s still chucking his toys out of the pram, Christmas is canned, and everyone on Twitter’s gone absolutely bonkers – including me.
“I’m done with 2020, see you in 2021.”
Piers hasn’t confirmed he will be taking a break from the social media platform but will likely address the situation this morning on the ITV flagship program.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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