The father-of-four agreed and replied: “Me too. Larry hated me replacing him at CNN and never made any secret of it, which I found very sad because he was one of my heroes – but I still think he was a superb broadcaster & one of the all-time TV greats.”
Back in 2014, the pair had a war of words when Larry branded his successor’s interview style as “pompous”.
In response, Piers called him a “daft old goat” and mocked him for having fewer Twitter followers than him.
In a thread of tweets at the time, Piers wrote: “I always showed @kingsthings the utmost respect but he responded by incessantly bitching about me. Graceless, petty little man. #CNN.”