'You deserved that!' Charlotte Hawkins hits Piers Morgan with a phone after he mocks her early elimination from Strictly Come Dancing

Some good natured banter left Piers Morgan with a sore ear after he mercilessly ribbed Good Morning Britain co-host Charlotte Hawkins on her Strictly Come Dancing elimination.

Charlotte was axed from the popular BBC show in week four after a series of faltering ballroom performances with professional dance partner Brendan Cole.

And Piers was quick to reference her early departure on Wednesday morning after she jumbled her words while referencing Leicester City home ground Walkers Stadium during the sports round up.?

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Ouch:?Some good natured banter left Piers Morgan with a sore ear after he mercilessly ribbed Good Morning Britain co-host Charlotte Hawkins on her Strictly Come Dancing elimination?

Ouch:?Some good natured banter left Piers Morgan with a sore ear after he mercilessly ribbed Good Morning Britain co-host Charlotte Hawkins on her Strictly Come Dancing elimination?

With a flustered Charlotte attempting to move on, the cheeky presenter played the moment for laughs by picking up a phone and pretending to call his ITV producers.

‘It's quite obvious since her terrible loss on Strictly, it has affected her ability to perform at a high level,’ he joked into the receiver, adding: ‘Yeah we are going to have to lose her - I know it's Christmas.’

Playfully pulling at the receiver, Charlotte inadvertently ensured the gag ended on a sour note for Piers by losing her grasp, resulting in the phone cracking him on the ear.?

Early elimination:?Charlotte was axed from the popular BBC show in week three after a series of faltering ballroom performances with professional dance partner Brendan Cole

Early elimination:?Charlotte was axed from the popular BBC show in week three after a series of faltering ballroom performances with professional dance partner Brendan Cole

Comedy:?Piers was quick to reference her early departure on Wednesday morning after she jumbled her words while referencing Leicester City home ground Walkers Stadium?

Comedy:?Piers was quick to reference her early departure on Wednesday morning after she jumbled her words while referencing Leicester City home ground Walkers Stadium?

Here we go:?With a flustered Charlotte attempting to move on, the divisive presenter played the moment for laughs by picking up a phone and pretending to call his ITV producers?

Here we go:?With a flustered Charlotte attempting to move on, the divisive presenter played the moment for laughs by picking up a phone and pretending to call his ITV producers?

'You deserved that!' she said as he rubbed his head before attempting to make another joke call - to security.?

Charlotte was partnered with show stalwart Brendan Cole, but the pair were eliminated in the fourth week in a dance-off against EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami.

However, the pair have remained great friends - with Brendan claiming the 2017 series had been one of his best, despite making his first appearance back in 2004.

Jokes:?‘It's quite obvious since her terrible loss on Strictly, it has affected her ability to perform at a high level,’ he joked into the receiver, adding: ‘Yeah we are going to have to lose her - I know it's Christmas'?

Jokes:?‘It's quite obvious since her terrible loss on Strictly, it has affected her ability to perform at a high level,’ he joked into the receiver, adding: ‘Yeah we are going to have to lose her - I know it's Christmas'?

A right earful:?Playfully pulling at the receiver, Charlotte inadvertently ensured the gag ended on a sour note for Piers by losing her grasp, resulting in the phone cracking him on the ear?

A right earful:?Playfully pulling at the receiver, Charlotte inadvertently ensured the gag ended on a sour note for Piers by losing her grasp, resulting in the phone cracking him on the ear?

Getting her own back:?'You deserved that!' she said as he rubbed his head before attempting to make another joke call - to security?

Getting her own back:?'You deserved that!' she said as he rubbed his head before attempting to make another joke call - to security?

He said upon their departure: 'Quite often you stand in this position and you go, "hey it was our time to go" and perhaps today it was our time to go

'Not often you stand here with such sadness and go 'I'm going to miss this and I'm going to miss hanging out with this girl.'

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC1, Saturday December 2. ?

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