Furious Piers Morgan hits back at trolls who demand he's sacked for drinking a pint of beer at 6.30am live on GMB

THIRSTY Piers Morgan sipped a pint at 6.30am on Good Morning Britain ahead of pubs reopening on July 4th.

Piers, 55, couldn't believe his luck when he saw the pint in arm's reach on the show today, as police urged punters to "be calm, be sensible" on Saturday.

The presenter was slipped a Harvey’s beer as News Correspondent Jonathan Swain reported live from a pub about the easing of lockdown rules.

However, fans were not pleased that he flouted "health and safety" by boozing at work.

One commented on his photo on Instagram and said: "Drink alcohol while working is against health and safety. Piers Morgan should no that. Sack him now."

Piers read out the comment on Instagram and said: "Now some of the nobs have gone over from Twitter and are now on Instagram.

"Well Rick, you have been blocked. I now need a nother follower to make up for Rick. So follow me!"

Boozers have been allowed to reopen on July 4th and the date has been dubbed 'SUPER SATURDAY'.

Jonathan told the presenters it was his first proper pint in months, before he said to Piers: "Piers, take a look behind you, we have a gift for you here."

And the shocked host screeched: "Where did that come from!?"

He took a sip and savoured the taste in front of viewers, as co-host Susanna Reid groaned: "It's 6.30am in the morning kids."

Piers took no notice, saying: "Swainy, I'm very Jealous … I'll be having a couple of pints on Saturday."

However, he also warned viewers to "please be careful on Saturday."

He added: "We all want to have fun but please give the police a break, they need us to help them, we are all in this together."

Police expect drunken violence and disorder to breakout and blasted the decision to reopen pubs on a Saturday — calling it a “countdown to carnival”

And Piers' comments come as two men were arrested after police officers were filmed being taunted by a group in Hackney, London, as one grappled with a man on the ground.

The footage has since been widely condemned by Home Secretary Priti Patel along with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and police authorities.

And Ken Marsh, the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: "We are not society's punchbags.

"We have families we want to go home to at the end of every shift. But the dangers are stark, and seemingly escalating."

People will have to follow strict rules on how the behave once they are inside pubs as well – including no dancing, no hanging out at the bar to order drinks, keeping raised voices down, and abiding by a "one-in-one-out" rule in toilets.

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