Piers Morgan slams EastEnders for ditching meat on screen and turning Ian Beale's cafe vegetarian

PIERS Morgan has slammed EastEnders for ditching meat from its cafe menu.

The Good Morning Britain host hit out at the BBC soap after The Sun revealed it had banned bacon and sausages and turned Ian Beale's cafe vegetarian.

Piers has campaigned against vegetarian takeovers in the past – including Greggs and their vegetarian sausage rolls last year.

And he admitted he couldn't stand the news that the BBC had overhauled the menu at Ian's cafe.

Piers held a copy of The Sun newspaper and said: "They're not all vegetarians. Jake Wood (Max Branning) was out with me the other night and he was eating meat.

"This is such virtue signalling nonsense. Come on Eastenders, eating quorn sausages, honestly. The world's gone nuts.

"EastEnders eating quorn sausages? Honestly."

The Sun exclusively revealed BBC bosses hired an “eco consultant” to cut the soap’s carbon emissions.

It could also mean a very different kind of Christmas party in the Queen Vic this year — with landlord Mick Carter and co sitting down to a nut roast instead of the traditional turkey.

For the past year, meat consumption on screen has been reduced in the eco drive.

Last night, a source said: “When Ian Beale tucks into a full English at the caff, not a rind of bacon passes his lips.

“Instead, all food now shown on air is vegetarian. This means Quorn sausages and bacon, and some sort of kidney bean concoction for black pudding.

“Like everyone these days, EastEnders’ bosses want to do their bit for the environment and this is all part of a massive ongoing drive to reduce carbon emissions.

"It means less food is wasted as veggie or vegan items can be re-heated — and obviously pigs, cows and sheep aren’t being slaughtered.”

The Walford cafe, now called Kathy’s, has served bacon and sausage baps and meaty fry-ups since the soap began in 1985.

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