Piers Morgan recalls being punched by Jeremy Clarkson and reveals he still has scar

TV stars Morgan and Clarkson feuded for a long time but have now buried the hatchet

Piers Morgan defended Jeremy Clarkson over his Meghan Markle apology. (TalkTV/Prime Video)
Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson feuded for a long time. (TalkTV/Prime Video)

Piers Morgan has said he's still got a scar on his head from where Jeremy Clarkson punched him.

The TV stars feuded for a long time, brawling at an awards ceremony in 2004 and rowing on a Concorde flight, but have since buried the hatchet.

Opening up about the time Clarkson hit him, Morgan said on the Big Fish podcast: "That scar on my head is where he punched me in the head, we're not exactly best buddies, although we get on fine now."

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Morgan said that it came about when he was editor of the Mirror and had published photographs of Clarkson that he wasn't pleased with, "so next time he saw me he punched me in the head, which I thought was perfectly reasonable".

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: TV personality Piers Morgan arrives at BBC Broadcasting House head of his appearance on Sunday Morning on April 24, 2022, in London, England. Sophie Raworth's guests this week include Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, Conservative Party Chair, Oliver Dowden, Ned Price, U.S. State Department, and SNP Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
Piers Morgan has opened up about his old row with Jeremy Clarkson. (Getty Images)

The star, 57, said that he could have “played the victim” after the altercation.

He said: "But I went, you know what? Fair enough, I'd of probably done the same."

Clarkson, 62, later addressed the row in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson, saying it had been "the first time I’ve hit anybody ever".

Morgan and Clarkson previously compared their battle wounds when they came face-to-face on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, which Clarkson hosts, three years ago.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at a promotional event for 'The Grand Tour', with a new season about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the most annoying.
Jeremy Clarkson once hit Piers Morgan. (STAR MAX)

Morgan went on the programme to try and win money for charity and confessed he was worried about asking his old enemy for help by using the Ask the Host lifeline.

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“I can think of a million reasons why I shouldn't trust you, including this scar on my forehead," he quipped.

"And there's your broken finger, from when he struck me.”

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