Piers Morgan has had his Twitter account taken down after a hacker gained access to the account. 

Hackers took control of Morgan's account in the early hours of this morning, sharing a series of offensive tweets. 

The Sussex-born TV presenter's account was flooded with a string of offensive tweets that took aim at the late Queen along with pop singer Ed Sheeran. 

It comes as Chichester MP Gillian Keegan's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked.

It was seen replying to tweets and sharing a link for a range of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Dogecoin.

While the Chichester MP’s banner remained the same, tweets posing as Ms Keegan included links to a website advertising the online currency.

All mentions of Ms Keegan in her Twitter biography, photo and banner have now been removed.

The Education Secretary’s account appears to have been hacked shortly before 7.30pm on Christmas Day, when the tweets began to appear.

Reportedly, hackers gained access to information 400,000,000 Twitter users in January this year.

Morgan's account also had a name change, with the hacker changing the account's title to 'lol' and later 'Michael'.