Strictly: Piers Morgan pays Dan Walker backhanded compliment
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Piers Morgan, 56, has been left less than impressed by Sir Elton John, 74, and Ed Sheeran’s new musical collaboration, a festive hit titled Merry Christmas. The presenter made his opinion loud and clear as he took to Twitter, where he boasts 7.9 millions followers.
Piers shared a photograph of the musical icons dressed in Christmas-inspired outfits – with Ed Sheeran, 30, sporting a Santa dress and fur boots.
However, Piers’ review of their song was not quite as cheerful, as he branded it as “cringe-making cheese”.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter typed: “Sorry, but Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Christmas song is the biggest festive musical turkey since Madonna’s ‘Santa Baby’.
“Cringe-making cheese of Gorgonzola proportions.”
To emphasise the message, Piers added a vomiting emoji to conclude the tweet.
But Piers was not the only person on the social media platform to have an unfavourable opinion of the track.
kardemummabulle said: “I get that the video has all those references which most fans will love.
“Personally, I think it’s way too cringe, lacking subtlety and no, I don’t like the song either.”
KatieWeasel quipped: “Warning: If you get sent a link to listen to the new Ed Sheeran and Elton John Christmas song, don’t open it.
“It’s a link to listen to the new Ed Sheeran and Elton John Christmas song.”
Johnboy6686 added: “Totally agree with you Piers, not the best xmas song, I did like to see the old red Fiat Panda making a comeback though. Brought back some memories.”
On Monday, Sir Elton announced the release of the festive single on his Twitter account.
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He tweeted: “Just under a year ago, I called @edsheeran to see if he wanted to make a Christmas single with me and now it’s nearly here! ‘Merry Christmas’ will be out Fri 3 Dec with all proceeds from this year’s Christmas period going to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & @ejaf.”
In the teaser, fans could see Ed recreating Andrew Lincoln’s scene in Love Actually.
In the famous scene, Andrew’s character Mark knocks on the door of Keira Knightley’s Juliet, his best friend’s wife, who he’s madly in love with.
He does so by showing her large cue cards expressing his feelings for her.
In Elton and Ed’s version, the latter knocks on the Rocketman singer’s door.
His cards read: “Hello, last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John.
“And he told me we should do a Christmas song and I replied, ‘Yeah, maybe in 2022’.
“But I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are. Our Christmas song, Merry Christmas is out this Friday. Go pre-order or pre-save it now. It has sleigh bells. A lot of them…”
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