Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan over General Election result

Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan over General Election exit poll
Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan over General Election exit poll

Piers Morgan accused Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan of "helping" Boris Johnson achieve a "landslide" after their calls for tactical voting appeared to have backfired.

The Good Morning Britain presenter tweeted shortly after the exit poll indicated the Conservatives were heading for a decisive victory over Labour and the Lib Dems.

Four Weddings And A Funeral star Grant and Alan Partridge creator Coogan had been high-profile advocates of tactical voting in a bid to prevent a Tory majority.

Morgan tweeted: "Congrats Hugh Grant & Steve Coogan – you helped get Boris a landslide."

Morgan then replied to Grant's tweet of "there goes the neighbourhood" by saying "No, there goes your credibility. The British people listened to your democracy-wrecking garbage & told you to f*** off."

Grime rapper Stormzy, a vocal backer of Mr Corbyn, retweeted a message from journalist Mehdi Hasan who said it was a "dark day for minorities in the UK".

A tweet from the official Twitter account belonging to the band Clean Bandit said Mr Corbyn should not be blamed for Labour's expected defeat.

"He was our one hope," the tweet said.

"We are now entering an extremely dark time, not just in this country but in the whole world."

Singer Lily Allen appeared to blame "propaganda" for the early election results.

She said: "Unchecked targeted bespoke propaganda. We need to start taking this seriously."