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Engaged In Brit Twit Fight, CNN’s Piers Morgan Called “Double Barrel Tosser”

The man who CNN hopes will become its next big star, Piers Morgan is being rolled out in a relentless promotional campaign ahead of his debut as Larry King‘s replacement. But back home in the U.K., Morgan’s being Twitter-bashed on a daily basis by the star of the British version of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar.

The U.K. newspaper The Guardian hascalled the Twitter battle “a remarkable…online feud,” noting that in a matter of days, Sugar–who’s known over there as “Britain’s most belligerent boss”–has been holding nothing back in delivering 140-character Piers-putdowns:

Sugar branded Morgan a “monkey”, a “pathetic grovler” (sic), a “saddo” and a “DBT – a double barrel tosser” and said he gave him his “first TV break” on a celebrity version of The Apprentice.

“I’m ordinary bloke from Hackney been in real world for 63 years. Unlike Piers who was born with a silver spoon in mouth,” tweeted Sugar.

Not for nothing, but Morgan’s no slouch in the mud-slinging–some of which is raising money for a U.K. charity. As The Guardian‘s John Plunkett put it:

Morgan gave as good as he got, labelling Sugar a “disingenuous old growler” who had “anger management issues”, tweeting: “Always time for the little people. Especially Lord Sugar.”

A lot of the tweets are filled with the Queen’s English, and not entirely clear to American sensibilities, but it’s an enjoyable fight nonetheless. You can follow Morgan here and Lord Sugar here.

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