Piers Morgan left red-faced as he warns viewers an asteroid is just four miles away in GMB blunder – The Sun

PIERS Morgan was left red-faced today as he warned viewers than asteroid was just four miles away from Earth.

His Good Morning Britain co-star, Susanna Reid, was quick to rectify the 55-year-old presenter's blunder – clarifying that the asteroid is actually four MILLION miles away.

Speaking on the breakfast show, Piers explained: "Talking about something wrong, we have an asteroid crashing within four miles of Earth."

Shocked Susanna replied: "Is it four miles?? I thought it was four million miles?!"

Piers laughed off his mistake, but it was addressed again later in the show.

He explained: "An asteroid that is 1.2 miles wide will fly by Earth next week, it's not expected to collide with our planet – that's comforting!"

The star continued: "On April 29th, tomorrow, it will pass within 3,908,000 miles of Earth, moving at 19,000 miles an hour.

"It'll be 16 times further than the distance between the Earth and the moon, so we are probably going to be okay."

Susanna joked: "So when you said within four miles… Can we just downgrade that warning?

"Hashtag: Fake News!"

Piers flushed red as he chuckled uncontrollably, laughing: "Yes, I didn't want to panic anyone."

He added: "I think I must have read how wide it is, but it's only 1.2 miles wide.

"What a great big lump of rock, imagine that landing on your head!"

Susanna snapped again: "Except, let's not imagine that because it's millions of miles away."

While Piers admitted his error when it came to the asteroid, he had an awkward run in with meteorologist Laura Tobin later in the programme when she said that she doesn't believe in aliens.

Piers was stunned by her revelation, commenting: "There's definitely aliens, why would you think we're the only creatures?"

"Do you not believe in aliens? Seriously?"

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