Piers Morgan recalls David Schwimmer’s ‘mortifying’ confusion at awards night

Considering he was responsible for some of the country’s most widely read tabloids in the 1990s, you would have thought Piers Morgan would have no trouble recognizing one of the most popular TV actors of the decade.

However, it appears the former Good Morning Britain presenter struggled to spot any of the Friends cast when they met at an awards show a few years ago.

Recalling the “mortifying” incident in a new interview with … er … himself in The Sun, Piers said he “spent five minutes at an Oscar party in 2020 to congratulate a bewildered David Schwimmer on Reunion of Friends’ success.

Unfortunately, this is not quite how it turned out in reality.

“[I] find out later[ed] it was his double as an actor, Dylan McDermott, ”he added. “Mortifying”.

There was one case of mistaken identity when Piers met American Horror Story actor Dylan McDermott.

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During the same interview, Piers shared more impressive celebrity encounters, including getting “fantastically drunk with George Clooney at a Vanity Fair party.”

He added: “We drank vodka until it almost drowned us. He’s a big laugh.

The former Britain’s Got Talent judge also named Peter Andre as his “worst celebrity kiss”, referring to their 2018 lip-lock live on Good Morning Britain as “a career low.”

No we had no recollection of that either
No we had no recollection of that either

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After his much-publicized release from GMB nearly a year ago, Piers is expected to debut his own show on talkTV later in 2022.

“I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and conversation to set the agenda, and a place that celebrates everyone’s right to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously considered and challenged.” , he said of the new venture.

As part of his deal, Piers will also be writing a new column for The Sun, whose first installment is expected to be released next week.


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