Piers Morgan has installed a panic button next to his bed, amid fears he and his family are in danger.
Last week, the Good Morning Britain host was forced to contact the police, after receiving terrifying death threats on social media.
One message from an Instagram user said: “@PiersMorgan your a marked man, calling the police, big tech or beefing up your security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your getting killed.” [sic]
Another day, another death threat… this one from someone using the name ‘stevienewcombe’ on Instagram. Anyone know who he is?
Let’s see how big and tough he feels when I give him the exposure he deserves. 👇 pic.twitter.com/ngOibBd9Sh
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 16, 2021
Another message addressed to Piers’ son Spencer said: “Watch your back @spencermorgan if you don’t get your dad, you’re getting it or your mum is.”
The 55-year-old’s wife Celia Walden has since revealed they have installed a panic button in their bedroom, should they ever need to contact the police immediately.
The journalist opened up about the scary death threats in her column for The Telegraph this week.
Celia wrote: “It was only when I was told my phone number would be listed with a ‘rapid response’ unit specialising in death threats, and a security engineer came to install a panic button by our bed that would have the police there within four minutes, that a trembly feeling started up in my stomach.”
“I thought about the nine-year-old [daughter Elise] I’d told to stay in her bedroom until ‘Daddy’s work colleagues have gone’ and composed a convincing lie for when, as she inevitably did, my daughter asked what the contraption in our bedroom was for.”
The 45-year-old added: “Here we are, about to enter the second year of this waking nightmare and trying every day to quash the personal challenges and sadnesses we’re all facing, while somewhere in a basement, behind their anonymous egg-shaped profiles, these human vermin can think of nothing better to do than spread poison, and deliberately instil fear in others.”