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Piers Morgan condemns talkRADIO host Mark Dolan for cutting up face mask: ‘People may die because he did that’

Dolan has been widely criticised for calling certain coverings ‘useless’

Ellie Harrison
Tuesday 29 September 2020 15:11 BST
Piers Morgan and Mark Dolan
Piers Morgan and Mark Dolan (ITV/talkRADIO)

Piers Morgan has criticised talkRADIO host Mark Dolan for cutting up a face mask while on air and calling them “scientifically empty” and “useless”.

The broadcaster came under fire earlier this month after he hacked away at a facemask on his show. His actions prompted host Jamie East to leave the station this week. Now, Morgan has condemned Dolan’s actions on the latest episode of Good Morning Britain.

“If we want to save lives,” said Morgan, “we need to get rid of the wretched Mark Dolan because he should not be doing that on his show.

“talkRADIO should think about people like Mark Dolan doing things like that on air because that will cost lives. People may die because he did that. Is that what you want to be associated with? It’s reckless and stupid.”

Dr Hilary Jones added: “I’d like to see him walk down the corridors of a hospital where they’ve got people on ventilators, people on CPAP masks where they’ve got people still in recovery many days after being hospitalised for Covid-19."

He continued: “Just let him meet him some of the staff wearing their PPE for 12 hours a day and then meet some of the patients recovering and see if he still thinks the same way."

In the UK, face coverings are compulsory on public transport and in shops, supermarkets and taxis to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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