Richard Madeley's return date to Good Morning Britain revealed after a week off

RICHARD Madeley is finally set to return to Good Morning Britain after taking a week away from filming.

ITV has confirmed that the regular host will be making a come-back on Monday morning's show after sitting back from presenting.

Richard, 65, took time off to enjoy the Easter period this week – as he was replaced by a host of other ITV presenters.

Fans were left disappointed this week when they tuned in and the star was missing, instead replaced by Adil Ray and Kate Garraway.

He was then later replaced by guest presenter Richard Bacon, who stepped in on Thursday morning to fill his spot.

Divisive Richard only recently had a break from the show last month and has been absent this week too, without giving a reason.


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Now, ITV confirmed that he will be coming back next week, and joined by his regular co-star Ranvir Singh.

It comes after Richard was slammed with HUNDREDS of Ofcom complaints after he rowed with an eco-campaigner live on air.

The Good Morning Britain presenter clashed with Just Stop Oil protester Miranda Whelehan in the studio last week.

The ITV programme received 59 complains within hours of the interview, but later Ofcom announced the number rose to 147.

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Richard kicked off the discussion by telling Miranda she had zero support from viewers after her group blocked petrol supplies.

Miranda struggled not to cry after Richard compared the Extinction Rebellion representative to Little Britain's Vicky Pollard and accused her of being a hypocrite for wearing clothes.

"It's a very complicated thing and this 'just stop oil' slogan is very playground-ish, it's very Vicky Pollard, it's quite childish," he scathed.

"'Just stop oil', I mean there's more to say than that isn't there?"

Miranda was shocked by his remark, and replied: "I would say that the answers are actually very simple. We need to stop new oil licensing and that's what we're asking."

Richard continued to hammer her with questions, saying: "You talk about democracy but lets talk about hypocrisy.

"The clothes that you're wearing to some extent owe their existence to oil. There are so many ways oil impacts on your life as a protestor but you don't acknowledge that."

Viewers sympathised with Miranda and accused Richard of bullying while also claiming his co-host Ranvir Singh failed to bring balance.

One person tweeted: "A young woman comes on to highlight the seriousness of the climate emergency and the supposedly impartial RICHARD MADELEY attacking her for wearing clothes."

It's not the first time viewers have complained about Richard's interviewing, later complaining about his chat with Ant Middleton.

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Ant left the SAS: Who Dares Wins last year after four women accused him of making "lewd and suggestive comments" on set.

But his appearance left viewers fuming as they accused hosts Richard and Ranvir Singh of "fawning" over him despite his past controversies.

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