Piers Morgan forced to apologise after Sinead O’Connor swears on live TV

16 September 2019, 11:40

By Rory O'Connor

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan was forced to apologise earlier today (September 16), after show guest Sinead O'Connor swore live on air.

Piers gave the 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer a telling off after she used the word "b*****d" during her interview.

The singer made her comeback last week on Ireland's The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy, and was giving a follow up interview on British television.

Sinead was explaining she's happier single as she revealed her friends joke about making a break up song titled 'Nothing Compares 2 U', you b*****d'."

Sinead O’Connor on Good Morning Britain
Sinead O’Connor on Good Morning Britain. Picture: ITV

Piers quickly jumped in to tell viewers: "We would obviously like to apologise for that.

"Sinead, you're on breakfast telly, you can't say things like that."

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Co-host Susanna Reid defended the singer, stating: "But it's Sinead O'Connor!"

Sinead O’Connor on The Late Late Show
Sinead O’Connor on The Late Late Show. Picture: RTE

Piers added: "Yes, but you're not allowed. We're very, very civilised on this programme."

Susanna then reminded Piers that after 6am he had used a phrase which some might say was "a little inappropriate on air".

Piers replied: "Really? Well, if it falls to me to get Sinead O'Connor to behave herself, then so be it."

The singer was dressed in a traditional Muslim hijab for the show, and also discussed her conversion to Islam. She now officially goes by the name Shuhada Sadaqat.