But Piers seemed to be on cloud-nine as he hit back with his own facts and figures.
And he didn’t let the fact that government ministers are still boycotting GMB steal his thunder, as he replied: “Yesterday’s GMB was the highest-rated programme in our show’s history.
“26.5 percent audience share and 48 percent more viewers than same day last year,” he said.
Revealing the show had experienced a peak of 1.8 million viewers, he added: “Oh, and no government ministers. Thanks for watching. We’ll keep pounding.”
In one final blow to BBC, the presenter mentioned Dan, almost willing him to respond.
And, we know they don’t always play nice!
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.