Piers Morgan forced to pay up after losing Love Island bet to Iain Stirling

Piers Morgan was forced to fork out £100 this morning live on TV after losing a bet to Love Island narrator Iain Stirling.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, has criticised the ITV2 reality show on many occasions – calling the contestants, ‘halfwits’, ‘thick’ and ‘braindead zombies’.

In 2017, while interviewing Stirling, he predicted none of the couples would stay together.

Stirling defended the romances and showed his faith in them by betting Piers that one couple would still be together a year later.

This morning Piers was informed Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt, who finished second in the show last year, are still very much in love – meaning he was forced to pay up.

Pulling out a comically-large cheque written out to Iain from ‘the bank of Piers Morgan’, he said: "As a man who honours his bets and debts, here’s £100."

And because Piers isn’t one to look like the loser in the room, he then joked: "Or as I call it, 20 seconds’ work!"

Stirling later shared a photo of himself collecting the cheque on Instagram and revealed he would be donating Morgan’s cash to a mental health charity.

He wrote: "Here’s me claiming my winnings after my #loveisland bet with @thepiersmorgan. Proceeds will be going to @mindcharity. Thank you @camillathurlow and @jamiejewitt for making this moment possible!"

The other finalists – winners Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay and third-place Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood – all split up months after the show ended.


Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville also split after a woman claimed she had sex with Marcel while the couple were away on holiday.

Piers was forced to row back on his comments about Love Island contestants the day before Danny Dyer was set to appear on the show with him.

He said: "The only one I know in Love Island is Danny Dyer’s daughter who is an oasis of intelligence, beauty and charm in an ocean of dim-wittery.

"That’s got nothing to do with Danny Dyer coming on the show live tomorrow night for Good Evening Britain

"I want to denounce any comments I’ve made about them being a bunch of braindead zombies."

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