Meanwhile, Piers had beforehand watched friend Kate Garraway’s heartbreaking interview with Ben Shephard on GMB.
He tweeted afterwards: “Such a moving, emotional, inspiring interview on @GMB with my fabulous friend @kategarraway about her family’s #coronavirus turmoil.
“So proud of you Kate, as Derek would be too. We’re all behind you, hoping & praying for a miracle.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.