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Christine O'Donnell Calls Piers Morgan a 'Cheeky Bugger' After Storming Off Show

"I only agreed to go on the Piers Morgan Show because he promised not to hack my cell phone," the Tea Party candidate says.

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Christine O'Donnell tried to make light of her decision to walk off Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday.

"Piers, thanks for the invite. Schedule is already packed, maybe another night. No hard feelings, you cheeky bugger," she posted on Twitter.

"I only agreed to go on the Piers Morgan Show because he promised not to hack my cell phone," she added. Morgan has denied he knew of any phone hacking while he was editor at News of the World, despite bloggers' claims otherwise.

Morgan seemed to relish the controversial interview -- which ended when Morgan asked the Tea Party candidate about her views on gay marriage as outlined in her book. He re-Tweeted several fan replies, including one that called for him to run for president.

"Someone in #agt audience just shouted 'Piers for President!' I believe the correct response is: 'I am very happy with my current job,'" re-Tweeted Morgan.

Another Re-Tweet included: "Christine O'Donnell is the first author in the history of publishing to walk out of a TV interview because the host apparently read her book."

He also re-posted Wanda Sykes: "Watching @piersmorgan interview Christine O'Donnell. She leaves after a ? on gay marriage. Waiting to see her grab her broom and fly off."

Morgan defended his interview to Anderson Cooper, calling it "cheeky, maybe, but not rude."


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