Denise Welch has been branded 'dumb and dangerous' by Piers Morgan after being told to 'calm down' during a TV rant about coronavirus 'scaremongering'.
The Loose Women panellist, 62, appeared on Friday's This Morning as part of a debate where she argued that the government are scaring people with their overreaction to Covid-19 infection numbers.
Things got intense as host Eamonn Holmes, 60, was forced to ask Denise to 'calm down' as she got very passionate during the heated discussion, with Good Morning Britain host Piers giving his opinion via Twitter.
The Good Morning Britain host, 55, tweeted: 'Dumb, deluded & dangerous Covid-deniers like Denise Welch need to stop being given airtime.
Denise Welch has been branded 'dumb and dangerous' by Piers Morgan after being told to 'calm down' in a TV rant about coronavirus 'scaremongering'
Hitting back: The Good Morning Britain host, 55, tweeted: 'Dumb, deluded & dangerous Covid-deniers like Denise Welch need to stop being given airtime'
'Her idiotic, ill-informed ramblings - from a woman who never stops telling us that she suffers from mental illness - will cost lives by persuading people to think the virus isn't a threat.'
Appearing via video link in Portugal, Denise hit out at the government for frightening people over the coronavirus pandemic, with the presenter stating: 'I've never felt so passionate about anything in my life.'
Discussing the pandemic, Denise said: 'I'm not saying this is over. I'm not saying how horrendous this virus is and was.
'But at the moment we have a one in 2million chance of dying of Covid and I have a one in three chance of getting cancer. So can the government please tell us the proper statistics?'
Having his say: Good Morning Britain host Piers was quick to share his views as he reacted to Denise's impassioned appearance on the show
The debate, which also included Dr Sara Kayat, saw Denise also talk about people's mental health and the fact that people who suffer from the likes of cancer and heart disease were failing to receive the treatment they needed.
Turning to Dr Sara for her opinion, Eamonn said of Denise: 'She's not extremely right-wing on all of this.'
To which Denise immediately snapped: 'Extremely right-wing? I'm not remotely right-wing, Eamonn.'
Chat: The Loose Women panelist, 62, appeared on the show to discuss coronavirius 'scaremongering' as she argued that the government was scaring people with their overreaction to Covid-19 numbers
Keeping the peace: Things got very intense as host Eamonn, 60, was forced to ask Denise to take things down a notch as she got very passionate
With Denise's passion clearly showing through, Eamonn interjected: 'I'm only using your quote back at you, right? Just calm down, right?'
During the debate, the former Coronation Street star also criticised media coverage of positive coronavirus news as she questioned why days when 'nobody dies of a corona-related illness', it's not reported.
As Eamonn suggested that some of Denise's views may cause panic amongst viewers, she retorted: 'How am I causing panic, Eamonn?!'
Views: Appearing via video link in Portugal, Denise hit out at the government for frightening people over the coronavirus pandemic, with the presenter stating: 'I've