Early on Tuesday morning, Piers Morgan’s Twitter account began sending out profanity-filled tweets, shocking Twitter users and revealing that his account had been hacked.

The 57-year-social old’s media followers were shocked when he posted insults to the late Queen Elizabeth II and pop singer Ed Sheeran in tweets.

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Who is Piers Morgan?

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan was born on March 30, 1965 in Surrey, England. He is a British broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality.

In 1991, Morgan wed Marion Shalloe, a ward sister at the hospital. Three sons were born to the couple, who got divorced in 2008 after parting ways in 2004. He married Celia Walden, a journalist and the daughter of former Conservative MP George Walden, in June 2010. Walden gave birth to a daughter on November 25, 2011, making this her first kid and Morgan’s fourth.

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At The Sun, Morgan started his Fleet Street career in 1988. Rupert Murdoch appointed him editor of the News of the World in 1994 when he was only 29 years old, making him the youngest editor in a British national daily in more than 50 years.

Morgan edited the Daily Mirror starting in 1995, but was fired in 2004. From 2006 to 2007, he served as First News’ editorial director. Morgan has a history of hosting talk shows on television. From 2009 to 2021, he hosted the ITV programme Life Stories, and from 2011 to 2014, he hosted the CNN chat show Piers Morgan Live. Additionally, from 2015 until 2021, Morgan co-hosted the ITV Breakfast show Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid and served as a judge for both Britain’s Got Talent (2007–2010) and America’s Got Talent (2006–2011).

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Morgan agreed to a two-year, £2 million per year “golden handcuffs” contract with ITV in May of 2008. He started a three-part series called Piers Morgan On… in February 2009, during which he travelled to Dubai, Monte Carlo, and Hollywood. Morgan started presenting Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in 2009. Morgan’s programme, Piers Morgan Live, replaced Larry King’s spot in CNN’s primetime lineup on January 17, 2011.

Prior to becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was briefly friends with Morgan, but he said she cut him off when she started dating Prince Harry. Since then, he has consistently criticised the marriage, calling them hypocrites and accusing the Duchess of being a social climber.

Thousands of complaints over Morgan’s comments were sent to the British authority, Ofcom, while he worked at Good Morning Britain. Ofcom criticized Morgan in 2015 for laughing while a guest used the term “f**king” repeatedly live on TV. On September 11, 2019, Morgan claimed that in response to a news article about gender neutrality, he identified as “a two-spirit penguin” and claimed that “the world has gone nuts” over gender.

Morgan recently made headlines after his twitter account was hacked and abusive tweets were sent out against the late Queen Elizabeth II and singer Ed Sheeran.