Richard Madeley speaks out on Good Morning Britain future after Ben Shephard’s exit

Good Morning Britain viewers will still be waking up to Richard Madeley on their screens as he confirmed his future presenting the ITV show. Rumours have been rife that one of the current GMB presenters will be given a full-time slot to replace Piers Morgan, who quit in 2021 amid a row over Meghan Markle.

Ben Shephard also recently left his spot as he moved on the breakfast show with a move to This Morning. Richard explained he is set to share the gig with Ed Balls and says a job share suits him fine,

“I am really happy exactly where I am,” Richard told The Mirror. “It has settled down now to me and Ed Balls doing GMB. I did start to fill in for Piers before he left.

“I only did it as his holiday relief and then Piers left and then they had about five of us on a rolling thing and that was fine but now it seems to have settled and it is me and Ed.”

In a jaw dropping moment, Piers walked off set during an angry exchange with weather presenter Alex Beresford following Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah in 2021.

After the disagreement, Piers quit rather than apologise for his comments, which included him saying he “didn’t believe a word” from her. Meghan also filed a complaint to ITV.

Richard has caused controversies aplenty in his time on the GMB panel beside Susanna Reid, as well as other presenters including Kate Garraway.

“I am lucky I have had my career arc and to be honest I am just now having fun,” continues Richard. “I would not do it if it wasn’t fun. It’s quite fun to watch, too.”

Ben confirmed that he’d be leaving his role on the ITV programme after a decade to join This Morning alongside co-host Cat Deeley.

He often presented GMB alongside Kate and the duo fronted their final show together on February 23.

In a special farewell episode, Ben’s co-hosts looked back at his time on the programme with some special guests popping in to wish him luck in his new role.

 

As the show drew to a close, he said: “It’s not lost on me that I wouldn’t be able to do it if you lot [his co-hosts] weren’t amazing and hadn’t been such fabulous friends and brilliant colleagues.

“The extended family here at GMB, it’s not just us, we just get to do the glorious bit when it goes right.

“The team behind the cameras and everybody thank you to all of them and thank you to all the viewers as well for trusting me to wake you up in the morning with this amazing team. I can only cope with this because I know I’m not going very far.”

Good Morning Britain continues weekdays on ITV from 6am.

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