Piers Morgan claims 'enemy' Dan Walker was FIRED from Football Focus as he reignites bitter feud

PIERS Morgan claimed his "enemy" Dan Walker was fired from Football Focus as he reignited their bitter feud.

The former Good Morning Britain star clashed with Dan Walker over his response to Brit Wimbledon ace Emma Raducanu pulling out of the tournament in the third round.

Piers defended tennis legend John McEnroe, who said the tournament "got a bit much" for Raducanu and that you "have to appreciate" the players who can "keep their composure".

Piers wrote on Twitter: "McEnroe told the truth. Ms Raducuna’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly. Not ‘brave’, just a shame. If I were her, I’d tell my fans to stop abusing McEnroe, & seek his advice on how to toughen up & become a champion like he was."

His ex rival at BBC Breakfast, Dan Walker, then replied: "How would you have judged her if she’d stormed off in a big huff?" with a winking face.

This is in reference to Piers storming off of Good Morning Britain after a clash with weatherman Alex Beresford in March this year.

Piers then replied: "Same way I judged you when you ‘quit’ Football Focus… oh wait, you were fired weren’t you! #awks" with his own winking face.

Despite having an on-and-off rivalry while presenting breakfast shows, Piers has "ended" the feud with Dan.

The 56-year-old posted the picture of the pair on social media in June and joked: "Planning our new show… ‘Good Morning BBC Breakfast Britain’ #DreamTeam #Wentworth."

Earlier this year Dan mocked Piers for storming off Good Morning Britain and quitting the show in March.

But he later reached out to his enemy and said he’s a "decent man underneath the froth".

Speaking to The Times, Dan said: "Piers and I have had a friendly rivalry, but it has been good for BBC Breakfast and GMB.

"He likes to throw a few insults around, but underneath all the froth I think there is a decent bloke fighting to get out."

"They are very different programmes and I’ve always said GMB do a good job."

The pair, who insist they have a good relationship in person, regularly trade off on social media, with Piers usually calling out Dan for being "too soft" in his interviews with politicians.

Piers has warned his critics that his loss of employment status was just a "temporary hibernation".

Dan announced he was leaving Football Focus earlier in April of this year.

Dan told fans: "This is going to be my last season presenting Football Focus.

"It has been an amazing 12 years and I can honestly say I have loved every single second of it.

"I am so proud of the job we’ve done, the changes we’ve made and issues we’ve looked at a time when the football landscape has changed immeasurably.

"But, having said all that, after 12 years it's time for someone else to take the reins."

Walker added: "I’d like to say thank you to the amazing team at Focus who put so much into the show each week and thank you to the audience for tuning in every Saturday."

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