Piers Morgan has blasted the “rank hypocrisy” of Boris Johnson and labelled the prime minister a “complete disgrace”.

The former Good Morning Britain host hit out at Johnson after he admitted attending a lockdown breaking party at Downing Street in May 2020, earlier this week.

Mr Morgan appeared on the Sunday Morning politics show with Sophie Raworth on BBC 1 this morning.

On the prime minister, he said: “I don't think jury is out at all. The court of public opinion has come back and found him guilty of the most brazen rank hypocrisy.

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"The polls suggest that his popularity is sinking to an all time low but it's not really about that, this all comes down to that one party. Forget all the others for a moment, the one party back in May 2020.

"This was a time when the entire country had been in lockdown for weeks on end This was a time when you couldn't go and see loved ones when they were dying in hospital from this virus.

"This was a time when on that day Oliver Dowden, the government minister you've got coming on, and it will be interesting to see what he says about this, but literally minutes after he has the brass neck to stand there at the Downing Street press conference and order everybody you're allowed to only meet one person outside a two metre distance or another household.

"I met my oldest son that day, for the first time in three months at a two metre distance. I wasn't even able to shake hands with my son, but I had it on that scale of what was going on."

Mr Morgan continued: “I had a cousin who couldn't see his dying father. I had a great school friend who couldn't see her mother who died in a care home from Covid had to say goodbye on FaceTime, then had a funeral for a handful of people.

"I had a co-worker, Kate Garraway at Good Morning Britain, who couldn't go and see her critically ill husband.

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"All over the country, people have these kinds of stories, and they were horrific stories of separation and yet the very people who were telling the country to do this were having a massive knees up in Downing Street that night and carried on having these knees ups throughout the entire pandemic.

"It's a complete disgrace. It doesn't mean he will go, but it does mean he should go because public trust in the government has surely been completely shattered.

"Now the Conservative Party will decide whether he will continue as leader but every Conservative MP must be looking at all these stories and concluding surely that public confidence has been irrevocably destroyed by what's happened here.

"I can't think of a bigger breach, frankly, than a global health emergency where the government made these draconian orders and completely disregard them with impunity."