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Piers Morgan shares incredible sunset snap from villa in Provence but fans call him a hypocrite for travelling

PIERS Morgan shared an incredible sunset snap from his beautiful French villa - but fans have slammed him for leaving the country.

The Good Morning Britain star is on holiday in Provence after signing off from the ITV daytime show for the summer.

Piers has not broken any rules to travel abroad - and has followed guidelines such as wearing a face mask on his flight.

The Government's website states there is no restriction on travel to France from the UK and travellers are no longer required to self-isolate on arrival.

But some of his followers still felt he was setting a bad example.

Underneath Piers's picture of an orange sky from a flower-lined terrace, one wrote: "Dr Hilary said DONT fly. Why do you preach on TV then do the opposite."

Another commented: "so true. On tv every day spreading negativity. Then picking up his big Cheque every week.

As a third hit out: "Whilst others stayed in and saved lives 🤷🏻‍♂️."

But many others were happy for the journalist, telling the critics: "hang on a minute. We can all travel over to France. An apartment, hotel of villa is in reach of most peoples budget right now.

"You don't need to fly, you can drive. It's not an expensive holiday... Especially if you've been furloughed and you're not at work..."

A second said: "Enjoy piers well deserved 🍷🍷."

Piers quit the UK for the summer yesterday saying he's a "washed up, knackered pathetic excuse for a celebrity".

The 55-year-old star has been working tirelessly to deliver news on the coronavirus crisis.

But after finishing his last day on the ITV breakfast show on Wednesday, Piers is headed out of London in search of some sunshine.

Posting a snap of himself onboard a flight wearing a facemask from Heathrow airport, Piers said: "I’m a washed up, knackered pathetic excuse for a celebrity... get me outta here.

"Bye Britain, it’s been... surreal."

He admitted it had been a "very long year" as he "signed off for the summer" with co-host Susanna Reid this week.

The pair ended the episode with a montage of their best moments from the past few months ahead of their lengthy summer break.

Before showing the video montage, Piers thanked the crew at ITV for their hard work in a difficult 2020.

He said: "Behind the scenes at GMB there is this enormous team of people all of whom have been working unbelievable hours a lot of self sacrifice.

"Not seeing families and as we all go off from a break - I think we probably all need a break from each other.

"But I want to say a big thank you, I know Susanna will too, to all the GMB behind the scenes.

"I think we have produced some of the best television journalism that anyone has done in this pandemic, and it's down to this team behind us."

Piers continued: "Our brilliant team upstairs decided to commemorate this - because we thought we look like a couple of hot detectives at the top of our game."

The clips played up to the Shouty and Pouty nicknames, and ended with 49-year-old Susanna telling her co-star: "You for one need to pipe down."

Returning to the studio, Piers said: "Well we are going to pipe down, because it's been a very long year and we are going to take a little break.

"We want to thanks viewers for all the feedback you've given us, a lot of good feedback or the not so good feedback.

"But you know what, we take all feedback, that's why we live in a democracy - we're allowed to have an opinion."

In a final sign-off, the divisive star said: "Thank you to the viewers, have a good summer, try and get a break. It's been a tough time for everybody. Shouty and Pouty are off."

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid 'sign off for the summer' ahead of Good Morning Britain break

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