Richard Madeley has been sitting alongside presenter Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain for months but as of late, he has been seen less often on the breakfast show. ITV fans have been left wondering what’s the rationale for his absence as other hosts have been getting into his role increasingly. The 66-year-old has recently opened up on his whereabouts and his future on Good Morning Britain.
Actor, comedian and presenter Adil Ray filled in for Richard on Friday, June 24, on GMB.
The previous Citizen Khan actor confirmed this wasn’t a one-off last week but gave no insight as to why he had taken over presenting duties.
Viewers who’ve tuned in today [Monday, June 27] saw that this was the case as he was once more back with Susanna to host the news programme.
There was also no explanation given as to why he was taking on from Richard.
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Where is Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain?
Richard has been honest about his part on GMB, stating that he’s currently on a brief contract.
So despite appearing most mornings, he hasn’t yet been made the series’ official co-host.
Previously opening up on Sunday Brunch, Richard explained: “Since Piers [Morgan] left, as you recognize, his chair has been a sort of rotating gig and all styles of presenters have are available and done it.
“It’s true that of late I’ve sort of risen to the highest of that pile I suppose.”
Presenter and journalist Piers Morgan left GMB after six years in March 2021 after an explosive onscreen row.
He was at loggerheads with weatherman Alex Beresford over their opinions on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers has been very outspoken regarding the Duchess of Sussex and was critical of a number of the revelations within the interview.
Alex went on to state that he was only attacking Meghan as she “cut” Piers out of her life when she began dating Prince Harry.
This led to Piers walking off set and later quitting the show as he refused to apologise for his remarks about the royals.
Piers has since launched his very own talk show entitled Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV.
Viewers can hearken to his tackle global events, the host having fiery debates and straight-talking interviews with a number of the world’s leading figures and stars.
A few of his interviewees to this point have included former President Donald Trump, Martina Navratilova, Caitlyn Jenner and Tyson Fury.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.