Piers and the author have not always seen eye to eye in the past, but the former GMB host explained that it is the author’s “adherence to basic facts” which encourages him to defend her.
He went on: “I have no reason to speak up in support for her. It’s her adherence to basic facts about biology that compels me to now stand up for her.
“I’m not a woman – but I know here’s a special place in hell for the women doing this to JK Rowling,” he finished.
As well as her comments on bathrooms, JK had also come under fire from the transgender community back in June, 2020.
Replying to an article which reference “people who menstruate”, she wrote: “People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”