Lots of people are surprised by Morgan's behaviour during the pandemic.
So how did we get to the stage where he's coming across as a voice of reason?
Let's take a trip down memory lane...
If we look back at Morgan's meteoric rise, which includes becoming editor of the now-shuttered News of the Worldat just 28, there's plenty of controversy.
First he became the boy wonder in The Sun’s showbiz section, penning the infamous ‘Bizarre’ column. Morgan professed not to care about pop stars – the meat of the column – but did know about “self-publicity” (at least he's self-aware).
And much of his career seems to have been built on the latter, with a healthy dollop of offending anyone he can along the way...
When he left the News of the World editorship, it was after publishing pictures of Princess Diana’s sister in law leaving a rehabilitation clinic, whicj was deemed a “serious” breach of the editor’s code of conduct. And he was sacked from the editorship of the Daily Mirrorafter a frontpage featuring hoax photographs of British troops abusing Iraqi detainees.
After a brief (strange) stint on Britain's Got Talent he’s now making his name as a political commentator, most recently with a headline-grabbing run as the co-host of Good Morning Britain.
It’s not exactly been a smooth run, but that’s how Morgan likes it.
Morgan has lambasted the government for being slow to move at the start of the pandemic and backed calls for an inquiry into why Cheltenham Festival – which around 60,000 people attended – was allowed to go ahead.
He’s even laid excoriatingly into old pal Donald Trump, saying he’s “failing the American people” and that Trump’s daily briefings are "self-aggrandizing, self-justifying, overly defensive [and] politically partisan”. Ouch.
Morgan’s sudden U-turn has not gone unnoticed either, and it’s left commentators and the public alike confused.
The Guardian published an op-ed on Wednesday titled “Piers Morgan, voice of reason? Now I know the apocalypse is nigh”, while The Metro also ran a piece along the same lines, stating: “You don’t have to like Piers Morgan but he’s absolutely right about coronavirus”.
Social media users have also weighed in.
There’s self-professed lefties saying “thank goodness” for him.
What a load of mealey-mouthed nonsense from Brandon Lewis on #goodmorningbritain! Thank goodness we have Piers Morg… https://t.co/HobCyfiEt6