Richard Madeley apologised for his “pumpkin-like” tan today after a guest on Good Morning Britain drew attention to his appearance.
The presenter, who was standing in for Piers Morgan, was speaking to Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli about new reality TV show Celebs On A Ranch.
Vandelli then drew attention to Madeley’s skin tone, asking him: “Were you in Barbados? “Your tan is phenomenal.”
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) April 10, 2019
Madeley replied: “I know. I was in the south of France for two weeks and came back a few days ago just before the start of this, but I agree with you, it’s looking a bit orange.
“It can only be make-up I think. There is a tan underneath it. Sorry everybody if it’s a bit pumpkin-like. Take it down, wash it off.”
Co-host Charlotte Hawkins informed Madeley he was trending on Twitter because of it, before adding: “It’s just in comparison to me because I look anaemic.”
Madeley has had an eventful week on GMB whilst stepping in for Morgan, starting it off by swearing live on air twice.
Getting stuck in to a serious interview with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan about air pollution, Madeley went on a tangent about knife crime and blurted out “there’s no point in d***ing about”.
He then slipped up again in a later interview with The Voice UK winner Molly Hocking and her coach Olly Murs.
He said to the teenage singer: “How do you feel when you wake up, because obviously the first thing we think about is the cat, putting the kettle on, how does it feel when reality kicks in and you remember and you think ‘oh, s**t, I’ve won it’?”
The presenter didn’t even register what he’d said until he was prompted by producers to apologise.
“Apparently I just said the word starting with “s” and ending in “t” – sorry. I didn’t realise I’d said it. I do apologise,” he said.