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Ricky Gervais attacks Piers Morgan over Taliban interview

Ricky Gervais has attacked Piers Morgan over the TalkTV host’s interview with the Taliban spokesman.

In a post on Twitter Tuesday, May 10, Morgan announced that he had sat down and talked to Dr. Suhail Shaheen had spoken.

“TONIGHT…EXCLUSIVE…I will be interviewing the official Taliban spokesman,” the controversial broadcaster wrote on Twitter.

The series entitled Uncensoredbranded the conversation as “unmissable” in a poster promoting the segment.

In response to a Twitter user’s question: “What do you think of @piersmorgan interviewing the Taliban tonight? #disgusting?” wrote comedian Gervais, “I’ve lost all respect for them.”

At the time of writing, his tweet has 47,900 likes.

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In the interview, Morgan questioned Shaheen on the state of Afghanistan’s economy and called out his hypocrisy about girls’ education.

Shaheen has appeared on other UK programs in the past including Good morning Britain.

Morgan’s past guests have included Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne and successor Actor Brian Cox.

On Sunday (May 11), Steve Coogan, in his role as Alan Partridge, made a joke at the expense of Uncensored‘s low ratings at the Bafta TV Awards.

Coogan’s joke came after Morgan’s ratings plummeted just days after the series launched.

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The first episode of Uncensoredwith Trump, had a special introduction from Gervais.

The comedian appeared briefly to wish Morgan “good luck” with his new series, adding: “The producers of Piers Morgan’s new show have reached out to me and asked if I’d like to be a guest. I said, ‘Definitely not.’”

He added, “They said, ‘Would you mind doing a short video and wishing him luck?’ I said, ‘Do I have to be serious?’ They said: “No”. I said, ‘Good luck’.”

Here’s what we found out after watching Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV for a week.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ricky-gervais-piers-morgan-taliban-b2076073.html Ricky Gervais attacks Piers Morgan over Taliban interview

JOE HERNANDEZ

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