Now Piers Morgan’s bromance with Donald Trump is in tatters, widely regarded by most to have shown the former Mirror Editor irretrievably lost up his own arsehole, has nevertheless been judged ‘a textbook lesson in incisive hard hitting journalism’ by Morgan himself.

‘It went a long way to establish him as the UK’s foremost personality in television,’ said Don, an oddly coiffured perma-tanned ochre-coloured individual who describes himself as an associate of the Good Morning Britain presenter.

The meeting saw Morgan extract, what he alone described, an ‘apology’ from The President over Mr Trump’s retweeting of Britain First propaganda. Said Morgan: ‘Donny, racked by remorse told me in what I’d describe as incontrovertible terms, ‘Piers, If you say that they are racist fascists then of course I would apologise.’ Now you can’t get anything clearer than that in my book.’

Bringing it up again this morning for possibly the 100th time in a week and totally out of context when having some banter with his GMB co-host, Susanna Reid, Morgan was looking even smugger than normal as he averred: ‘It was a great interview, just the best interview. In the movie I will be payed by Martin Sheen who will win the Oscar. FACT!’

When Reid then asked Piers if he will ever set foot on AF1 again a misty-eyed Morgan said: ‘Who knows, anything’s possible.’