Piers Morgan has branded Lauren Goodger a 'half wit' and an 'imbecile' for saying she will not take the COVID-19 vaccine - despite 'shoving filler in her lips.'
The reality star, 34, was condemned for her anti-vaxxer views on Tuesday, despite scientists saying vaccination is the best hope for beating COVID-19. She also claimed she 'doesn't believe' in face masks and likened the virus to a cold.
Speaking on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain, an incensed Piers, 55, questioned how Lauren could refuse the vaccine but inject herself with fillers - before imploring the public 'not to listen to these imbeciles'.
He said: 'Lauren Goodger, who I'm informed is a TOWIE babe, has gone public having a go about the Covid vaccine on the day we discovered a million people in this country have the virus and we're obviously in a desperate situation.
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Taking aim: Piers Morgan branded Lauren Goodger a 'half wit' and an 'imbecile' for saying she will not take the COVID -19 vaccine - despite 'shoving filler in her lips'
'She said she's terrified of the vaccine and has already had Covid and didn't die, so obviously it's not a problem.
'She said I don't like taking medicine or antibiotics. Lauren said: "I’m more scared of the vaccine than I am the virus"… really?'
'She said: "I don’t like taking medicine, I won’t take antibiotics but I do do aesthetics"... what?'
'Here's a picture of Lauren Goodger. What do you think she's been shoving in her face?
'Where does that come from, Lauren? What have you been injecting into those lips? Did you check where it came from or check what it is?
Criticised: The reality star, 34, was condemned for her anti-vaxxer viewers on Tuesday, despite scientists saying people being vaccinated is the best hope for ending lockdown and beating Covid
'These people are absolute half-wits. They're quarter-wits. They are getting attention on social media. They are already giving their views to millions of impressionable people and they're not getting challenged.
'My point is these reality stars are stuffing their faces with plastic fillings, surgery and injections and so on and then banging on about vaccines.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'It's ridiculous. Do not listen to these imbeciles. It will cost lives.
It's got to stop. They are wielding a really unhealthy noise to this debate which will deter young people from taking this serious.
'Imbecile': Speaking on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain, an incensed Piers, 55, questioned how Lauren could refuse the vaccine but inject herself with fillers
'I look at her face. She has put loads of stuff in those lips. She could probably afford to take a risk with a vaccine, which has been approved.'
His co-host Susanna Reid added: 'Let's not give them a platform.'
Vaccinating the population is crucial to ending the coronavirus pandemic because inoculated people will not become ill or die from the virus, reducing the strain on the health service and allowing social distancing restrictions to be lifted.
It is also hoped that the vaccines will stop inoculated people from the transmitting the virus, but this as not been proven yet.
Both the Pfizer vaccine and the Oxford vaccine have been ruled safe by UK regulators after tens of thousands of people took part in clinical trials, more than a hundred thousand across both injections, without any ill effects.