Piers Morgan ready to be PM as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Piers Morgan has joked he’s ready for the Prime Minster’s job as Boris Johnson today tested positive for coronavirus.

It comes just days after the notion of Piers not only bring in line for the top political job but also a knighthood emerged, amid his lobbying for the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Sharing a giddy image of himself posing outside 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s official residence, alongside Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid, it was clear Piers was keen to step up.

He simply wrote: ‘I’m ready to serve.’

Funnily enough fans were all for the presenter’s ploy for the gig, as one riffed on Piers’s mate Donald Trump’s catch-cry and wrote: ‘Make Britian Great Again! [sic]’

Oh, please don’t make that a thing.

As many replied ‘Piers for PM!’ one added the idea of a petition to get it all going.

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I’m ready to serve.

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It’s rather peculiar timing, after the former tabloid editor was tipped for such a job as he earned plenty of support for his insistence that NHS workers shouldn’t have to pay parking fines and his criticism of Boris’s vague lockdown laws.

Following which, the 54-year-old’s odds of being knighted by the end of 2025 went from 200/1 to 25/1 on Thursday, BoyleSports revealed.

Fans of the TV personality also fancy his chances at moving into Number 10, with odds of him becoming the Prime Minister in the future slashed in half from 500/1 into 250/1.

It comes after Piers promised to pay any NHS nurses’ parking tickets if they get fined during the coronavirus pandemic, following an interview with Kirstie Allsopp.

Using his platform to call out celebrities who weren’t using their voices to support the NHS, in the past 24 hours Piers has both slammed Madonna and former Strictly star Seann Walsh.

He’s a man on a mission…but will it take him all the way to Number 10?

Today Boris Johnson announced he’s tested positive for the deadly Covid-19 condition, but will continue to lead the nation’s fight against coronavirus from isolation.

He has mild symptoms and will still be leading the nation via video-conference.

Confirming the diagnosis on his official Twitter account, the PM said he had a temperature and persistent cough

He said: ‘Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed with something that’s happening today which is I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say a temperature and persistent cough.

‘On the advice of the chief medical officer that has come out positive so I am working from home, self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do.

‘But be in no doubt that thanks to the wizardry of modern technology I can continue to communicate with my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus.’

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