Morgan’s wife Celia Walden made this revelation one week after her husband received threats on social media, with one Instagram user also mentioning their son.

The comment in question, which Piers shared to social media himself, read: "@PiersMorgan your a marked man, calling the police, big tech or beefing up your security isn’t going to stop us getting to you, this isn’t a threat Piers it’s a promise, your getting killed. [sic]."

Opening up on the frightening ordeal in her latest Telegraph column, Piers' wife, Celia recalled the police visiting her home to address the threats before they decided to install heightened security that, if activated, would see authorities alerted immediately and at the front door in four minutes.

Celia's post reads in part: "Yet it was only when I was told my phone number would be listed with a ‘rapid response’ unit specialising in death threats, and a security engineer came to install a panic button by our bed that would have the police there within four minutes, that a trembly feeling started up in my stomach.

"I thought about the nine-year-old I’d told to stay in her bedroom until 'Daddy’s work colleagues have gone' and composed a convincing lie for when, as she inevitably did, my daughter asked what the contraption in our bedroom was for."

 Celia called for the end of social media anonymity, in an effort to limit these sorts of threats.

She went on to note her thoughts about family members who may "disproportionately panic" at the security move, not realising how commonplace threats can be, as she added she initially felt "basic irritation", before feeling "incensed" at the idea of "having to look left, right and behind me every time I took my daily exercise."

She continued: "Here we are, about to enter the second year of this waking nightmare and trying every day to quash the personal challenges and sadnesses we’re all facing, while somewhere in a basement, behind their anonymous egg-shaped profiles, these human vermin can think of nothing better to do than spread poison, and deliberately instil fear in others.

"I say a basement, but perhaps these people live above ground, alongside the rest of us. Maybe the person who set up an Instagram account purely in order to tell my husband he was going to be murdered was standing behind you in the supermarket this morning. Maybe the trolls who mocked and abused Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family (both as he lay dying of Covid in hospital, and after his death) and subjected footballer Marcus Rashford to death threats and abuse are your work colleagues. Or maybe – imagine this – they were sitting at your breakfast table this morning."