PIERS Morgan has launched a fresh attack on his ratings' rival Dan Walker saying "there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out".
The ex-Good Morning Britain presenter celebrated beating BBC Breakfast's viewing figures for the first time in its show's history on his last day.
And after he left for refusing to apologise over his comments about Meghan Markle, Dan reached out to his "enemy".
Speaking to The Times, Dan said: "Piers and I have had a friendly rivalry, but it has been good for BBC Breakfast and GMB.
"He likes to throw a few insults around, but underneath all the froth I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out."
Today, writing in his Mail on Sunday diary, Piers used the opportunity to take another swing at Dan.
He wrote: "My supremely virtuous former breakfast TV show rival Dan ‘Halo’ Walker said about me today: ‘Underneath all the froth, I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out.’
"Ironically, I’ve always thought that underneath all Dan’s faux saintly froth, there’s a nasty piece of work fighting to get out.
"And the one thing guaranteed to have him stamping on kittens is the knowledge that GMB finally overtook BBC Breakfast in the ratings, on his watch, on my last day.
"'For somebody who has gone on record saying they detest silver medals, five years in second place must hurt quite a bit,’ cocky Dan sneered to the Sunday Times in February. It did, yes.
"But fortunately, Mr Walker, your poodle-like simpering with Government Ministers single-handedly gifted me the gold medal and cured the pain!"
The pair who regularly trade off on social media previously insisted they have a good relationship in person.
GMB achieved record ratings when millions tuned in to see the analysis of Harry and Meghan's 90-minute special.
The following day he quit the show after storming off in a row with weather presenter Alex Beresford.
In 2016, Dan replaced Bill Turnbull as presenter of BBC Breakfast.
His first show aired on 29 February and he currently co-presents the programme with Louise Minchin.
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