ITV presenter Richard Madeley has announced that he will be hosting Good Morning Britain for a whole month amid rumours he will be joining I’m A Celebrity
Richard Madeley has announced that he will be hosting Good Morning Britain for a whole month – as it looks as though ITV bosses could be gearing up for him to replace Piers Morgan permanently.
Since combative host Piers, 56, suddenly quit the ITV show in March, Susanna Reid has been joined by a number of different weekly presenters.
Richard, 65, has appeared on the programme numerous times and was previously the favourite to land a permanent job.
And, joining Susanna once again this morning, he announced to viewers: “I’m with you now for a solid month, so i’m sorry about that!”
It comes as Richard is rumoured to be appearing on this year’s I’m A Celebrity.
The show will be airing for the second year in a row in Wales’ Castle Castle Gwrych after producers struggled to make it work in Australia amid the coronavirus restrictions.
Richard has reportedly signed a “£200k” deal to join the line-up of this year’s I’m A Celebrity.
Fans of the telly host have been desperate to see him do the Bushtucker Trials and the rest for years, more so after his appearances on GMB.
According to The Sun, Richard could be about to make dreams come true, after saying “yes” to taking part.
The source told the publication: “Richard’s been asked year after year but the timing has never been right. But now, finally, he’s said ‘Yes’.
“He’s a favourite with ITV execs. He’s brilliant off and on screen so it seemed as good a time as any to throw caution to the wind and eat animal bits.”
Susanna quizzed Richard about the rumours as he joined her today, asking: “I read you were going into the jungle…”
“I’ve asked ITV what I can say,” he admitted. “Because I may be going and I might not be going.
“I could be a hare that could be running in the race, I could be a distraction.”
An ITV spokesperson previously told The Mirror: “Any names suggested for the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! are just speculation.”
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV