Davina McCall was replying to a tweet from Piers Morgan when she shared her true thoughts on the newly unveiled Princess Diana statue before changing her mind
Davina McCall got cold feet with a savage response to the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue and deleted it amid a backlash to her comment.
The 53-year-old TV presenter was replying to a tweet from Piers Morgan about the statue, which celebrated what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.
Princes William and Harry unveiled the new tribute in the gardens of Kensington Palace but it would seem that Davina joined Piers in having a dig at the commemoration of Diana.
The Princess was tragically killed in a Paris car crash in August 1997, aged 36, and her sons were joined by her brother Earl Spencer and her sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes for the unveiling of the tribute.
While the Princes were delighted with the statue, former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers was not so congratulatory.
Piers, who has been sounding off about Meghan Markle’s thoughts on the Royal Family in the past few months, was straight with his assessment of the unveiling, tweeting: “Let’s be honest — it’s not a great statue of Diana.”
Hours later, Davina responded with her own thoughts on it, replying to Piers with: “I really wanted to like it. But somehow… It doesn’t feel very Diana? Her joie de virvre… her radiance, her compassion. It feels stiff.”
The Express had obtained the tweet before Davina had second thoughts and deleted the post.
The Long Lost Family presenter was not quick enough to delete her scathing remark before several followers added their two-penneth.
One wrote: “Well her sons, brother & sisters are happy with it. Her sons chose what she was wearing and how she was depicted. As they’re happy then it has s** all to do with anyone else.”
A second added: “Feels stiff? You do know it’s a statue, right?”
Piers looked to get involved again and wrote: “The statue’s the one thing Diana never was: dull.”
Another who was not impressed was ITV morning show host, Lorraine Kelly, who took aim at it on her self-titled show on Friday.
She said: “I don’t really like it.
“I’m sorry, I don’t really like the outfit but what I do like is the strength, she looks very strong.”
Lorraine added later: “I just don’t think it does her justice.
“I know there was good intentions [behind it].”
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