Singer Lily Allen took to her Twitter account yesterday to speak for the first time of her grief at her miscarriage, as well as asking Piers Morgan for a £1 million charity donation in exchanged for a highly-coveted interview.
Lily, 25, initially posted a message to her followers saying: “Just been asked to do Piers Morgan live stories. Ummmmmmm…………..” (sic).
The broadcaster picked up on her words and re-tweeted the message to his followers, adding: “Come on you wuss, you know you want to.”
This led to online bartering between the pair, with Lily stating: “I don’t need to enhance my career piers, the only way I would justify coming on your show would be to give money to charity… A charity that helps women to overcome the kind of grief that I have had to experience.”
Piers replied that he believed a donation would be very honourable and asked her to name her price.
But when she replied “a million” he quipped back: “If it’s Chilean pesos (£1,289), we have a deal,” and pointed out that celebrities such as George Clooney only asked for awareness of their campaigns, not money.
This appeared to rile Lily, and she declared: “Those are my terms. I’ve got no interest in coming on your show, you’ve been asking me for years.”
Undetered, Piers replied: “If you’ve got no interest in coming on my show, why have we been negotiating for the last hour? Or are you just a tease?” to which Lily simply responded: “No.”
She then refused to reply to any other tweets from the CNN host, even ignoring his offer of a five-figure sum.
The reference to her grief is the first time Lily has spoken about her miscarriage since she lost her unborn baby six months in to her pregnancy last year.
But things are looking up for the pop starlette after she got engaged to boyfriend Sam Cooper on Christmas Day. She also sparked marriage rumours by tweeting a picture of herself wearing what appeared to be a wedding band along with her engagement ring.