As soon as Piers Morgan’s Twitter account began blasting out profanity-filled tweets early on Tuesday morning, it became clear 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.
Morgan, who has 8.3 million Twitter followers, had no header image, profile photo, or posts on his account as of Tuesday morning.
The anchor of TalkTV’s Uncensored programme, who recently switched from GMB, hasn’t commented on the alleged breach.
He frequently tweets about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, particularly Meghan Markle, and other issues like Cristiano Ronaldo’s place among the greatest footballers of all time.
The Metropolitan Police announced earlier this month that they would not pursue further charges against a man who was allegedly using the internet to threaten Piers and his family with death.
Morgan lamented the “big problem with how big tech operates its safety procedures” on Twitter.
The incident follows Gillian Keegan, the secretary of education, whose account appeared to have been hacked on Christmas Day.
Her account responded to several tweets that contained links to websites that promoted cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Many Twitter users asked the anonymous individual responsible for the takeover to reveal Piers’ private chats as the claimed hacker embarked on a posting binge in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Some pleaded with the hackers, requesting that they look into Piers’ Direct Messages to find out what exchanges he had with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in the past.
The hackers replied, stating that the private messages contained “nothing interesting.”