Piers Morgan labels Andrew Ridgeley an ‘insufferable d**k’ for refusing to talk about George Michael
Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to call Andrew Ridgeley an “insufferable d**k” after the Wham! singer declined to speak about George Michael during his Good Morning Britain interview.
The singer appeared on the morning news programme to talk about his 1,800km cycle ride across Europe, which he is completing in order to raise money for charity.
However, the atmosphere turned rather frosty when Piers decided to change the topic of conversation onto George Michael.
When asked how he coped with the death of his late bandmate, Ridgeley replied: “I would imagine much like everyone else in a period of grief. It’s a difficult adjustment and the loss of a great friend is traumatic and emotionally tough.”
Returning back to the original line of conversation, he continued: “Almost as emotionally tough as doing the Dallaglio Cycle Slam.”
“You really don’t like talking about the past, right?” the host probed.
“I wasn’t sure that was why I was here today to be honest with you,” Ridgeley replied. “I’d much rather be discussing the Dallaglio Cycle Slam and its good work for people who haven’t had privileges of you and I. I think that’s a more worthy subject matter.”
Morgan later apologised to viewers for the “awkward” interaction. He said: “I never really understand why people come on if people don’t want to talk about, whatever.
“If you were one of the biggest pop stars in the world, I imagine you would talk about it. If anyone was offended by me asking about pop music and Wham! stuff I can only not apologise.”
Piers then tweeted: “My thanks to Andrew Ridgeley for being such an insufferable d**k today- much appreciated!”
Good Morning Britain continues weekdays at 6am on ITV.