Now It's Piersonal
Daily Star|August 03, 2021
‘Deluded’ host says star took his advice
Jerry Lawton

Piers Morgan sparked fury by cheekily claiming gymnast Simone Biles’ return to the Olympics was down to him.

The TV host said the four-time gold medallist was following his advice to compete in today’s balance beam final.

He tore into the 24-year-old American – telling her to knuckle down and battle through her woes – after she pulled out of the team competition in Tokyo to protect her mental wellbeing.

Morgan, 56, accused her of letting down her US team mates – and was blasted on social media. But unrepentant Piers then tagged the gymnast in a message on Twitter alongside a photograph of them together.

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