Piers Morgan’s Twitter account has been deactivated today after a hacker started posting a string of tweets from his account.
The posts shared on his account on the platform, which has 8.3m followers, included racial slurs, false information, and jibes at other celebrities.
The hacker also threatened to leak Piers’s private messages with high-profile celebrities.
Some of the tweets posted in the middle of the night here took aim at the late Queen, former PM Boris Johnson, and even Ed Sheeran.
While Twitter moved to deactivate the account, thousands of people scrambled to take screenshots.
One such screenshot captured a tweet that said: “like this tweet if yall wanna see piers morgans little c*ck.”
It was shared by journalist Will Guyatt, who wrote: “While you were asleep you missed nearly an hour of mayhem as @piersmorgan (8.3m followers) got hacked and tweeted loads of v v inappropriate content and appeared to start leaking his direct messages.”
The insane string of tweets also included one claiming Andrew Tate had been shot dead in Dubai.
Tate himself even responded to that one, sharing it with the words: “Hard to kill.”
One post said: “You ginger f*cker @edsheeran.”
Another tweet was: “Get a f*cking haircut you ugly bum @borisjohnson.”
One of the now-deleted tweets from Piers Morgan‘s Twitter account said: “Mbappe owns Messi.”
The hacker also posted: “1k RTs and I’ll leak DMs with high profiled celebrities” – though it hit 1,000 retweets in mere minutes, none of the private messages were actually shared.
Of course, Twitter users didn’t miss a beat, rushing to share their thoughts as famously outspoken Piers’s account went into overdrive.
One person hilariously said: “Really hoping the Piers Morgan hacker is Meghan Markle.”
Someone wrote: “I was just about to log off twitter for the day until I saw that piers morgan has been hacked (ironic) and they’re threatening to leak his dms with high profile celebrities and I think I might just hang around a little longer”
One person pointed out: “Just learning about Piers Morgan’s twitter account being hacked… Just a reminder that voicemail hacking was rife at the daily mirror whilst under Morgan’s editorship. Not nice when it happens to you, hey?!”
Author Ella Dawson wrote: “hacking is very bad and will become more and more common under musk’s ownership considering no one freaking works at twitter anymore but I am glad we can all dunk on piers morgan together as a family during this holiday season.”
Someone tweeted: “Whoever’s hacked @PiersMorgan’s Twitter account, please show us his DM’s with Ronaldo I’m begging you.”
Piers Morgan has yet to address the hacking of his Twitter account, which remains deactivated.
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John Cena keeps following random people on Twitter and Lancashire Cricket Club had the best response of all
If you told us that we’d one day be writing about professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena and Lancashire Cricket Club in the same sentence, we’d probably have given you a funny look.
However, as weird a combo as it may sound, that day has come.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing this but it turns out John Cena follows A LOT of people on social media and not exactly people you’d expect him to be following.
We’re talking everyone from random fans, comedian-actor Danny Wallace, various regional journalists home and abroad; even our lovely editor — though that makes much more sense, we admit (great content, boss, please don’t sack me).
Honestly, you only have to type in ‘John Cena followed me’ on Twitter to pull up literally thousands of results. This was one posted literally minutes before we started writing this:
As it turns out, Cena follows some over 533, 700 different people on Twitter alone and we seriously can’t find much of a thread that links any of them, but that doesn’t make any it less fun to dive into.
With that in mind, it recently came to light that the 45-year-old WWE legend and Suicide Squad star just so happens to follow Lancashire Cricket Club. Because why not?
Playing just down the road at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Lancashire Cricket might sound like a far cry away from the Hollywood sound stages and giant entertainment arenas where he made his name, but the familiar face has actually played a bit of cricket in his time.
Better still, thanks to the social media guys over at the Manchester-based cricket club and their absolutely impeccable response to spotting a certain Cena in their likes, he’s been put in Lancs colours. Turns out you can see him after all:
Somebody give that social admin a pay rise, right now.
Not so long ago, Cena did address the question as to why he follows so many people and the answer was actually quite a simple but wholesome one.
“It’s tough to follow the timelines because of how many people I follow. But I am trying to learn more about the world.”, he told ESPN‘s ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast, confessing that he even went down “a rabbit hole following EDM dance culture and non-fungible tokens and also Twitch streamers”.
He said that part of the reason is that he simply knows “nothing about any of these avenues of the world” and gets a kick out of people following him and vice versa, adding: “I am learning a little bit about each and every person as I go.” Well that’s just nice, isn’t it?
Guess we have a new favourite wrestler. Give us a follow while you’re at it, John.
People are loving Netflix’s new number one film about a real-life Burnley millionaire
Did you know that a new biopic about a real-life millionaire from Burnley has surprisingly shot to the top of the Netflix charts?
It’s probably not what you’d expect, but in what has proved to be an unlikely smash-hit success for the streaming service, Netflix’s newest original film, Bank of Dave, has become the number one movie on the platform, beating out some genuine heavy-hitting features.
And people are absolutely loving it.
Based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick, Bank of Dave tells the story of how a working class man from Burnley became a self-made millionaire and fought to set up a community bank, so that he could help the local businesses of his beloved town not only survive in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but also thrive.
Starring BAFTA-nominated actor Rory Kinnear as the title character, in his bid to help his beloved community of Burnley, Dave has to take on the elitist financial institutions of London and fight to receive the first new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.
Alongside Kinnear stars Stockport-born Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor as feisty local doctor Alexandra, and Joel Fry – who audiences may know for his roles in Yesterday, and 2021 live action Disney remake Cruella – as young London lawyer named Hugh who is hired by Dave to fight his case against the British banking system.
Legendary British actor Hugh Bonneville also stars in the film, and there’s even an unexpected cameo from rock band Def Leppard.
As you can probably tell by the synopsis, Bank of Dave isn’t quite the film you’d imagine to have captured the hearts of audiences nationwide as much as it has.
But in the first week since its release, the movie has been watched millions of times and has already become on of the feel-good success of the year so far.
People who’ve had the chance to see it have been taking to social media to share how much they love the film.
Fans are also encouraging others to give it a watch too.
One enthusiastic fan wrote on Twitter: “Just watched Bank of Dave on Netflix. Fantastic. Brilliant. Feel-good film, and paints burnley for what it is – a reyt grand place.”
Another fan said on Twitter: “The Bank of Dave on Netflix is the feel good film of the year. A film about community has never been so timely. Every government minister should watch it,” while a third added: “I need a Bank Of Dave sequel immediately.
“One of THE most beautiful, heartfelt, poignant, magical and amazing films I’ve ever seen. I adore it. To everyone involved, thank you. Oh and thanks to the credits, I just found out it’s a TRUE STORY.”
Bank of Dave is now available to stream on Netflix.