Lord Alan Sugar says he wants to punch GMB replacement Martin Lewis’ face ‘for no real reason’


Lord Alan Sugar has faced backlash for controversially Tweeting he would like to punch Martin Lewis’ face for ‘no real reason’. 

Martin, 49, has been stepping into host Good Morning Britain this week alongside Susanna Reid, after Piers Morgan quit the show back in March. 

And Lord Sugar, 74, took to Twitter on Tuesday to say while he thinks Martin ‘is most probably a nice guy’, he would like to punch him in the face. 

Uncalled for: Lord Alan Sugar has faced backlash for controversially Tweeting he would like to punch Martin Lewis’ face for ‘no real reason’

The Apprentice star wrote: ‘I often discuss with my wife about people faces you would like to punch for no real reason. I know it’s not fair, they maybe perfectly nice people. She has her list of faces.

‘Martin Lewis is one of mine. He is most probably a nice guy. I am sure some people think the same about me.’ 

Lord Sugar’s followers soon took to Twitter and were shocked over what he had written, with some even asking if his account had been hacked.

Host: Martin, 49, has been stepping into host Good Morning Britain this week alongside Susanna Reid, after Piers Morgan quit the show back in March

Host: Martin, 49, has been stepping into host Good Morning Britain this week alongside Susanna Reid, after Piers Morgan quit the show back in March

Stunned: 'God why? All he does is help people!', said a shocked follower

Stunned: ‘God why? All he does is help people!’, said a shocked follower

When one follower wrote: ‘Immature and unnecessary’, Lord Sugar hit back: ‘Shut it’.

A different follower posted: ‘Strange thing to post for everyone to see!’, to which the television personality replied: ‘Show me your face and I will decide if its punchable.’ 

Another asked: ‘Has someone hacked your Twitter account?’, while a different follower chimed: ‘What a weird Tweet from a fully grown man’. 

Not a fan: Lord Sugar, 74, took to Twitter on Tuesday to say while he thinks Martin 'is most probably a nice guy', he would like to punch him in the face

Not a fan: Lord Sugar, 74, took to Twitter on Tuesday to say while he thinks Martin ‘is most probably a nice guy’, he would like to punch him in the face

Rude: When one follower wrote: 'Immature and unnecessary', Lord Sugar hit back: 'Shut it'

Rude: When one follower wrote: ‘Immature and unnecessary’, Lord Sugar hit back: ‘Shut it’

Stunned: Lord Sugar's followers soon took to Twitter, shocked over what he had written with some even asking if his account had been hacked

Stunned: Lord Sugar’s followers soon took to Twitter, shocked over what he had written with some even asking if his account had been hacked

‘Martin Lewis is a good man. Perhaps you could take a leaf out of his book instead of declaring your wish to be violent towards him. Find your Tweet reporter’, wrote another. 

‘God why? All he does is help people!’, said a shocked follower. 

Meanwhile, Martin has reiterated he doesn’t want the ‘Good Morning Britain’ job permanently as he completed his guest hosting stint on the show on Wednesday.

Replacement: Meanwhile, Martin has reiterated he doesn't want the 'Good Morning Britain' job permanently as he completed his guest hosting stint on the show on Wednesday

Replacement: Meanwhile, Martin has reiterated he doesn’t want the ‘Good Morning Britain’ job permanently as he completed his guest hosting stint on the show on Wednesday

The finance expert presented the breakfast show alongside Susanna from Monday until Wednesday, and while he ‘wouldn’t mind coming back for a couple of days’, he isn’t keen to be on the programme full-time.

At the end of Wednesday’s show, Susanna said: ‘Martin, it’s been absolutely wonderful having you this week. It’s absolutely fantastic working alongside you.’

Martin said: ‘It has been a wonderful, refreshing change to be outside my normal subject, which I love and I will be going back to.

‘I think I have a mission in life and that’s about saving people money and fighting for financial justice.

‘But to have a platform here and to come and do this, maybe you’ll have me back for another few days – I don’t want the gig permanently.

Enjoying it: The finance expert presented the breakfast show alongside Susanna from Monday until Wednesday, and while he 'wouldn't mind coming back for a couple of days'

Enjoying it: The finance expert presented the breakfast show alongside Susanna from Monday until Wednesday, and while he ‘wouldn’t mind coming back for a couple of days’

‘But I wouldn’t mind coming back for a couple of days at a time, that would be lovely.’

Martin – who is Jewish – brought in a present for the GMB crew in the shape of some chocolate rugelach.

He said: ‘I brought something in, this is a good Jewish dish. This is chocolate rugelach.

‘If you think of a pain au chocolat and looked at it and thought, ‘It’s way too healthy, how do we make it dirty, calorific and a lot more stodgy?’

‘Its Jewish cousin, the chocolate rugelach, is that. So I brought some in for you all to have as a bit of a celebration.’

On Monday, Martin was forced to defend himself after he turned up for his guest hosting stint without wearing a tie, despite admitting GMB bosses told him to wear one.

But after a poll with the show’s viewers, more than 89 per cent said they were happy with his choice of wardrobe so he continued to go tie-less throughout the week. 

Presenting stint: Martin said: 'It has been a wonderful, refreshing change to be outside my normal subject, which I love and I will be going back to'

Presenting stint: Martin said: ‘It has been a wonderful, refreshing change to be outside my normal subject, which I love and I will be going back to’



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