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Richard Madeley ‘tipped to replace Piers Morgan’ on Good Morning Britain

Abbianca Makoni
·2-min read
<p>Richard Madeley presenting with Ranvir Singh</p> (ITV)

Richard Madeley presenting with Ranvir Singh


Richard Madeley is reportedly being tipped to replace Piers Morgan as Good Morning Britain’s host.

The broadcaster, who has decades of TV experience, could join the programme in June with the option of extending the deal if the “trial” goes well, a source told The Sun.

Madeley, 64, has had several stints on the show in the past.

A ITV insider told The Sun that although Piers is “nigh-on impossible to replace” Madeley had his own “inimitable style.”

“Like Piers, he’s a trained journalist who knows how to press guests and get a decent ‘line’ from interviewees,” they added.

The news comes after Madeley said it would be “bonkers” not to grab the opportunity if it presented itself.

The journalist, who has been a substitute host on the show since 2017, told the Metro that he enjoyed “sitting in” for the full-time presenters, where he had “all the fun and very little of the responsibility or flak.”

When asked if he would be bothered by the trolls and social media hate that comes with being a GMB presenter, he said: “I personally couldn’t give a f***. Far too many younger presenters have been affected by Twitter and cowed by it.

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“I remember when I started sitting in for Piers on Good Morning Britain, I’d have a look at Twitter after I’d done a programme and, yes, you get some nice comments but you also get horrendous abuse and, from time to time, death threats,” he added.

Following Morgan’s abrupt departure from the ITV show last month, there has been growing speculation on who exactly will join Susanna Reid as her full-time co-host.

Morgan, who emerged as one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s biggest critics, left his job at GMB after refusing to apologise for comments about the couples’ interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He said he did not believe claims made by Meghan in the interview, which included comments about her mental health and racism within the royal family.

The presenter has since said he became the “latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of every day.”

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