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Piers Morgan had this reaction after seeing James Blunt as a woman in gender-swap app

Danny Thompson
·Contributor
·2-min read
James Blunt's photo after he used a popular gender-swap app (credit: James Blunt/Twitter)
James Blunt's photo after he used a popular gender-swap app. (credit: James Blunt/Twitter)

A popular gender-swap app has sparked amusing reaction on social media, including a rather shocking admission from Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan regarding the female James Blunt.

Pop singer Blunt has become well-known on Twitter for his scathing retorts and self-deprecating sense of humour.

He had followers laughing recently after he shared an image of himself as a woman.

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Blunt, who rose to stardom with his 2005 hit You’re Beautiful, shared the image on Twitter yesterday, and crudely captioned it: “I’d f*** me.”

The comment is in line with Blunt’s often outrageous Twitter persona, but perhaps more shocking was Morgan’s response.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Piers Morgan attends the TRIC Awards 2020 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Piers Morgan attends the TRIC Awards 2020 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, March 10. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

The 55-year-old quoted the tweet, saying: “So would I.”

One bemused fan replied to the presenter’s comment, saying: "What a strange start to my Saturday morning."

Another responded: "Oh God! That is an image I won't be able to get out of my head for a while. Thanks a lot!"

In response to Blunt’s original tweet, comedian David Baddiel made perhaps the most obvious, but still quite funny joke about the female James Blunt, simply saying “You’re beautiful”, in reference to the singer’s most famous song.

11 March 2020, Hamburg: The British singer-songwriter James Blunt speaks in a dpa interview before his concert in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, which is not allowed to be performed in front of an audience due to an order to contain the novel corona virus. Instead, the performance will be broadcast live on the Internet. Photo: Markus Scholz/dpa (Photo by Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Blunt during an interview before a concert in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie. (Photo by Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Jack Whitehall also commented, saying he thought Blunt’s photo looked “more like wife material”.

Another Twitter user suggested Blunt’s feminine version looked like a mixture of actresses Jennifer Garner and Gillian Anderson, while someone else opined he was the spit of Irish actress Sharon Horgan.

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Morgan is currently on a summer break from his GMB duties, and last week revealed an injury while holidaying has left him on crutches.

He shared a picture of himself with sons Spencer, Stanley and Albert, with the caption: “Peg-leg. (nothing like tearing a tendon on Day 2 of a 6-week holiday).”

Morgan is expected to return to GMB in the autumn.