Piers Morgan could find himself coming up against harsh critics after pictures emerged which show the Good Morning Britain host seeming to take a relaxed approach when it came to the coronavirus rules.
The 55-year-old, who in recent times has been the voice of the nation for slamming those who opted to break the rules, was spotted on-board a taxi and wasn't wearing a face covering.
It would seem Piers and his wife Celia had both enjoyed a rare date night out at Harry's Bar in London, before leaving in the back of the vehicle together.
Journalist and mum-of-one Celia did however stick to the restrictions in place as she donned a chic pattered mask that complemented her on-trend attire.
In the pictures, Piers can be seen crossing his leg as the vehicle began to pull away with his nose and mouth completely exposed.
The breakfast presenter, who regularly berates celebrities and members of parliament as "Covidiots", didn't appear to be in possession of a face covering even though wife Celia was sticking to guidelines.
According to the governments official website, the rules stipulate that a face covering must be used when travelling in taxis or privately hired vehicles, unless you are exempt.
The website reads: "You must wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles.
"You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator will be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering."
It is unknown if the TV star put on a mask once the cameras stopped flashing.
Daily Star has contacted his representative for comment.
Ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 Piers Morgan has taken great delight with publicly shaming those who chose to break or bend the rules.
In more recent times the GMB star used his platform to blast the likes of Rita Ora, who came clean about flouting lockdown restrictions after she'd been exposed for hiring out a restaurant and inviting a number of guests to celebrate her birthday.
On the show, next to co-host Susanna Reid, he fumed that the Masked Singer UK judge was "selfish" as he said she was "only sorry she got caught".
Rita issued an apology after it came to light that she had not been compliant with the rules.
The Anywhere hitmaker penned: "Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK…
"I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules an in turn understand that this puts people at risk.
"This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.
"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.
"Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise."
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