A COUNCILLOR whose former girlfriend died from an eating disorder has attacked Piers Morgan after he dismissed complaints a GCSE exam question could trigger eating disorders.

Councillor Andrew Gordon, who represents Lee Chapel North on Basildon Council, took to Twitter to condemn the Good Morning Britain host’s “toxic views”.

It came after Piers burst into debate with co-host Susanna Reid about the maths question on their weekday programme.

The controversial GCSE question asked: “There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast.”

Piers said: “This country is going completely bonkers. We don’t re-write the entire maths paper which has a perfectly reasonable question because somebody may have a trigger moment. Otherwise - here’s what will happen - with this snowflake generation, you end up with zero questions. You won’t be able to ask any questions about anything because it may trigger somebody and their anxiety - it is nonsense.”

In response Mr Gordon said on Twitter: “My girlfriend had an eating disorder and is unfortunately no longer with us. I had an exam days after she died which asked me to count calories. That question broke me. Piers Morgan if you ever want to be educated on the subject, drop me a line because your views are toxic.

“Unfortunately, I just have to accept there is no real support for people in my shoes. I failed the exam, but oh well.

“That man is so dangerous, he is pushing a narrative that is dangerous and Good Morning Britain just sits back and allows him to shout over everyone who disagrees.

“There is absolutely nothing to gain from exposing someone to such a question. Compassion costs us nothing.”

Exam board Pearson Edexcel addressed the controversial question on Twitter too, saying: “In a maths exam last week, candidates were asked to solve a practical problem calculating the number of calories in a banana and a yoghurt. We have reviewed the question and find it to be valid.

“We encourage any student who thinks this question may have impacted their performance to get in contact with us via their school.

“We understand the summer exam series is a stressful time for students and we wish all students every success with their remaining exams.”