In view of his 7.5 million followers, Piers hit back: “We had our highest ever ratings this week, so someone’s watching…”
Piers’ remark comes after he reignited his feud with BBC Breakfast rival Dan Walker in the battle of TV ratings.
Dan celebrated the BBC programme’s achievements in a tweet which read: “Thanks for all your comments about #BBCBreakfast so far this week. We really appreciate you tuning in, particularly at the moment, and making us the number 1 breakfast show on TV – by some distance. Thanks for watching. @TVNaga01 & Charlie are back tomorrow from 6am.”
Taunting Dan’s victory in response, Piers joked: “Factcheck: a much smaller distance than when Dan joined… In fact, this week we closed the gap to the smallest distance ever.”
He added a friendly warning: “Please don’t get fired mate!”