Piers Morgan details Rod Stewart’s behind-the-scenes response to Life Stories interview
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Piers Morgan, 57, has interviewed some of the most famous of people around the world; from the likes of Barbara Windsor and Cliff Richard to Richard Branson and Pamela Anderson and on Sunday, the best bits of his ITV chat show Life Stories were broadcast for fans to relive. Among the clips from the star-studded show was Sir Rod Stewart, whose response to being included in the one-hour special left Piers feeling fuzzy inside.
Most guests don’t bother with such courtesies, so when they do, it says a lot about them
In his most recent Daily Mail column, the former Good Morning Britain star wrote about the reactions he had received… and it seemed he only received two.
“‘Good manners,’ said Motörhead wildman Lemmy, ‘don’t cost nothing,'” the outspoken presenter began.
“I was reminded of this when I received messages from two knights of the realm involved with my Life Stories series.”
He revealed Rod was extremely happy to have been involved.
Piers continued: “Sir Rod Stewart appeared in Sunday’s 100th anniversary compilation of my favourite moments over the past 12 years, and emailed to say, ‘Piers, me old sausage, watched the 100, thanks for including me and I have to tell you, it’s one of the best bits of TV I’ve seen in a while, very touching, straight up, no messing about interviews.’
“‘Absolute masterpiece, congrats, Sir Rod.’”
Earlier this year, Piers took a look back at all his guests over the years since Life Stories began in 2009.
“Rod is one of my favourite rock stars ever,” he wrote in his column.
“He was never going to cry in a million years. I could literally have rubbed a box of onions in his face and he still wouldn’t have shed a tear.”
He added: “I occasionally watch football with Rod in LA.
“He’s one of the most down to earth, genuine people in showbusiness and that came over in the interview.
“What you see is what you get with Rod.”
Back to present day, his second most recent interviewee Sir Keir Starmer, also dropped him and the producer a message to say thanks.
“[Rod’s] generous reaction was matched by Sir Keir Starmer, who not only texted me before and after his show aired on Tuesday to convey his appreciation (‘I’m not the world’s best at talking about my background,’ he admitted, ‘so it was really important for me to do so. Huge thanks for having me on. Vic and I have been inundated with positive messages.’) but also took time to send my long-time producer Yvonne a very heartfelt note of gratitude for the ‘incredibly professional, calm and insightful’ way she and the whole Life Stories team handled the ‘private issues’ in his life,” Piers added.
“Most guests don’t bother with such courtesies, so when they do, it says a lot about them.”
Life Stories is available to watch on ITV Hub.
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