GQ Men Of The Year Awards: Piers Morgan interviews himself in skit and talks about Trump unfollowing him on Twitter as he wins TV Personality gong
In a pre-recorded segment, the Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, decided to quiz himself in a scenario lay out like his Life Stories show.
Piers won the accolade for holding government ministers to account during the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the interview spoke about his sour relations with Donald Trump.
Tongue-in-cheek: Piers Morgan filmed an entertaining skit in which he interviewed himself while accepting the TV Personality gong at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards on Thursday night
Introducing the sketch, Piers said: ‘Tonight I’m going to be interviewing someone who divides opinion like few others.
‘Whether he is talking about transgender athletes or vegan sausage rolls or papooses or President Trump, he has opinions and attitudes which inflame Twitter on an hourly basis.
‘But tonight he is getting an award for something different, and it’s very specific and it’s his skewering of British Government ministers during this global pandemic.
Politics: In a pre-recorded segment, the Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, decided to quiz himself on his soured relations with Donald Trump (pictured on Thursday)
‘Holding them to account on behalf of the British people, trying to get answers when they really don’t want to give them.
‘He’s Piers Morgan, GQ’s TV Personality Of The Year and tonight he’s going to be interviewed by me,’ to which another Piers appeared on screen.
He asked himself: ‘Who would you vote for in the next General Election? Boris Johnson or Sir Keir Starmer?’
Dressed up: Piers took to the red carpet in a three piece suit and bow-tie
Piers said: ‘I would definitely not vote for Boris Johnson, he has been a total disaster as a leader. I voted for him on one issue… I would rather shoot myself then vote for Boris and I don’t like guns.’
The presenter then asked: ‘Do you still consider Trump a friend?
Piers replied: ‘Well I think with Trump if I saw him, he’d probably be fine. You know I criticised him because he came out with this ridiculous notion we should be injecting ourselves with bleach.
‘I wrote a column for the Mail and the headline was: ‘Shut the f**k up, Mr President. You’re bats**t crazy ideas will get people killed’, and he unfollowed me.
Host: Comedian Jack Whitehall hosted the first ever virtual ceremony at London’s Coliseum
‘With someone who divides opinion like a few I always try to be fair-minded with Trump, I think my job as a journalist is to be impartisan, with Trump I always try to be fair minded.’
Elsewhere at the ceremony, Lashanna Lynch, who will play the first ever female 007 in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, received the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress prize.
Paul Hutchinson received the Humanitarian Award after gained worldwide attention when he was pictured carrying a man to safety in the midst of a violent clash between a Black Lives Matters march and EDL counter-protesters.
Paul Mescal cringed as he re-watched his Normal People sex scenes while accepting the Breakthrough Actor gong.
Breakthrough Actor: Paul Mescal (L), who received Breakthrough Actor, has had a stellar year, while Next In Fashion star Daniel W Fletcher (R) was named Peroni Breakthrough Designer
While Daniel W Fletcher received the award for Peroni Breakthrough Designer, Charlie Mackesy was honoured with award for Maddox Gallery Artist.
Captain Sir Tom Moore was awarded the Inspiration of the Year, after becoming GQ’s oldest ever cover star at the age of 100.
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton was awarded with Game Changer Of The Year following his work to combat racism in his industry.
Star Wars’ John Boyega received the award for Icon of the Year, and detailed some of the people he still views as icons, including actor Daniel Kaluuya and his beloved mum Abigail.
GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020: ALL THE WINNERS
Iconic: John Boyega cemented his place as an icon when he used his profile to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement
WINNER: Captain Sir Tom Moore
WINNER: Ozzy Osbourne
Peroni Breakthrough Designer
WINNER: Daniel W Fletcher
Newcomer: Paul Mescal found overnight fame thanks to his lead role in Normal People
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor
WINNER: Paul Mescal
WINNER: Tommy Hilfiger
Maddox Gallery Artist
WINNER: Charlie Mackesy
Inspiring: Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured for his fundraising efforts for the NHS which inspired the nation
WINNER: John Boyega
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress
WINNER: Lashana Lynch
A lifetime in the industry: Ozzy Osbourne has spent 50 years entertaining as a heavy metal musician
WINNER: Marcus Rashford
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
WINNER: Piers Morgan
New category: GMB host Piers Morgan was named TV Personality
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Patrick Hutchinson
WINNER: Michaela Coel
Solo star: Shawn Mendes received the Solo Artist award