TV host Piers Morgan has hit back after receiving a death threat from a 'Doncaster' Twitter user.
The controversial and outspoken presenter, known for his social media spats, blasted back after a Doncaster-based user tweeted him to say: "I will put a knife through your throat next time I see you."
The Good Morning Britain host, who has regularly clashed with the likes of football host Gary Lineker and Lord Sugar on Twitter, wrote back: "Awww, shucks. Just as well Doncaster isn't on my 'to-do' travel list!"
The tweet, from a user called Joe Lovell, which was later deleted, said: "I honestly couldn't think of someone more simple than you @piersmorgan. I will put a knife through your throat next time I see you. I am yob!"
Several supporters of Morgan rushed to defend the star, with user Dave Mead writing: "Nice! You can disagree with someone without threatening to kill them or troll them on Twitter! I don’t always agree with Piers but he’s entitled to his opinions and to express / voice them! Never seen him threaten someone that disagrees with him tho."
Sarah Salter wrote: "You may be a plank at times but making threatening comments like that no need."
Andrew Swain posted: "What a nice man he seems," while Paul Hayes added: "They aren't very nice."
One user, Phil, saw the funny side of the exchange and wrote: "That’s foreplay in Donny. He’s clearly attracted to you."
Peterbarrywex wrote: "I think he likes you piers."
And Garry Dickson added: "Be careful slagging off Donny - half the England team are from Yorkshire."
Another user Ted added: "Doncaster is a nice place Piers, it’s just a few c**** that try to spoil it."