Appreading on GMB at the time, he said: “We’re not underpaid here, we all get paid good, but we’re paid, effectively, commercially.
“Advertisers pay to be on Good Morning Britain and it’s that money that pays us. The difference is we pay, the public pays for these salaries [at the BBC].”
In 2017 Piers claimed his take-home pay was £22.5m.
He replied with the figure to a tweet that challenged him, asking: “Thing is though, for all this chat and judgment who would just openly tweet their salary right now? go on, I dare you.”