Piers Morgan melts hearts as he calls daughter Elise, 8, live on GMB to wish her good luck for first day back at school

PIERS Morgan melted hearts when he phoned daughter Elise, 8, live on Good Morning Britain to wish her "good luck" on her first day back at school.

The proud dad took a moment to call his daughter, who he has with wife Celia Walden, at 8.20am before she headed off to primary school for the new year.

Piers, 55, made the call during the advert break but was caught chatting away to the youngster when the show returned.

The camera landed on the TV journalist, who told viewers: "Just speaking to my daughter live on air wishing her good luck on her first day back at school, and all her friends."

His co-host Susanna Reid called out to the camera: "Good luck Elise!"

Piers joked that Elise had a few stern words for Susanna, who came second on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, and a warning for Ranvir Singh after she confirmed as the fifth celebrity to join the 2020 dance competition.

He said: "Susanna she's got a message for you.

"It's fine to have fun on things like Strictly but actually you have to win. So have fun but win."

Returning to Elise, he said: "Right, Elise I've got to go. We're live on air."

Rather than taking the blame for Elise's competitive nature, Piers added: "She's got three older brothers, it's all about winning."




Piers has three sons – Albert, Spencer, and Stanley – from his first marriage to Marion Shalloe.

He welcomed Elise in 2011 after marrying Celia Warden, a British journalist and novelist, in 2010.

And just like her famous dad, Elise is not afraid to mince her words. In September 2019 the young schoolgirl emailed Piers when he was hosting GMB to call him a “pig".

His late night at the GQ Awards the night before was clearly noticeable for his only daughter, who emailed him live on TV to tell him that he looked “terrible” which left his co-host Susanna Reid in stitches.

He began: “Just got a lovely, charming message from my seven-year-old daughter Elise, who watches the programme.

“She just sent me a lovely email saying: ‘Hi pig, you look terrible.'"


He continued: If you’re wondering why I am like I am it’s because that’s my home life.

"That’s my own daughter."

He added: "Elise please, some respect."

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