Good Morning Britain viewers have begged ITV to ‘get rid’ of presenter Richard Madeley over the comments he made about Partygate during the show today
Good Morning Britain viewers have begged ITV to “get rid” of Richard Madeley over his Partygate comments
Richard and Susanna interviewed the Transport Secretary today, and discussed the new photo of Boris Johnson at an event, where he can be seen holding up a glass with bottles of alcohol on a nearby table.
Whilst Mr Shapps tried to defend Mr Johnson’s attendance at the “gathering”, Richard’s comment angered fans.
During the interview, Richard looked towards his iPad before saying: “Reading what our viewers think on Twitter, quite a large proportion of our viewers say they don’t care about Partygate anymore.
“The bubble of anger burst some weeks ago and reading the room, you can probably tough this out – is that a fair assessment?”
However, his co-host Susanna quickly added: “They’re not the messages I’m reading, sorry Richard.”
“No they’re mixed, but there are quite a few messages from people saying they don’t care,” he added, defending his comment.
However, it didn’t sit well with viewers and after the comment, fans flooded social media to criticise Richard for what he said.
One wrote: ” @richardm56 being exposed by @susannareid100 for being disingenuous about people not caring about the PM breaking lockdown laws. Madeley pushing misinformation. You can easily check the twitter feed of #GMB and it shows people in the large majority are angry,” as a second added: “Richard Madeley cannot resist, Demonstrating his biased in Favo ur of the government.”
A third angry viewer penned on Twitter: “I’m incandescent with rage that @richardmadeley1 undermined @susannareid100 ‘s excellent probing of @grantshapps by saying ‘reading the room people don’t care about party gate anymore’.
“What planet are you on Richard?! Alan Partridge personified. Leave interviews to susanna. #GMB.”
“Richard Madeley (talking to Grant Shapps ) claims the majority of messages #GMB is receiving from the public say they are tired of hearing about #Partygate Well done to Susanna Reid who immediately contradicts him,” a fourth wrote.
Another viewer called for the show to get rid of Richard over his comment, writing on Twitter as they fumed over his comment: “Get rid of Madeley he’s an embarrassment as a presenter. #GMB.”
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