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October 23, 2008

Piers puts snout in corporate trough

What with his enormous earnings from being a judge on crappy TV talent shows, his M&S steak advert, his BBC series on celebrities and his Mail on Sunday columns, not to mention his near £2million pay-off from the Mirror, surely Piers Morgan can afford to buy his own dinner?

Perhaps he simply prefers to let others pay for him. A corporate hospitality firm is currently offering punters the chance to pay £225 (plus VAT) per person to have dinner with Morgan at a London restaurant, with the meal cooked by Marco Pierre White.

After enjoying a three-course gourmet meal, ‘Marco and Piers will then answer questions during a session of live and intoxicating chat”.

Rather like a flyer for a dodgy Soho club, the advert speaks worryingly of ‘guaranteed 60 mins live and uncut entertainment”.

One wonders if this means Morgan will strip and perform a personal lap dance or even gyrate around a pole. Probably not. But one cannot be sure.

Given Morgan’s expanding waistline and enormous appetite, it is fitting that the company organising the event is based in Pudding Lane, Maidstone.

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Axegrinder believes his colleague the Grey Cardigan may be interested in attending. Still owed ‘two grand” by the one-time Press Gazette co-owner, he would be sure to enliven the Q&A session.

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