Richard Madeley absent from 'Good Morning Britain' for third day
Richard Madeley has been absent from Good Morning Britain for a third day this week.
The former This Morning presenter revealed last year he had accepted a permanent, part-time role as Piers Morgan's replacement, hosting the ITV morning show with Susanna Reid.
But this week Madeley, 65, was absent from the GMB desk, and was replaced by 'Money Saving Expert' Martin Lewis on Monday and Tuesday.
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Wednesday's show saw Good Morning Britain regular Adil Ray joining Reid, 51, as co-anchor.
Ray, 47, tweeted: "Back on your box tomorrow @gmb with the ace @susannareid100 latest from Ukraine, look ahead to the Spring Statement, Keith Allen drops by. Oh and I am very GRATEFUL. Just in case you were wondering…see you at 6."
Join us this morning♥️ https://t.co/by5zWkEl2B
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) March 23, 2022
Lewis teased: "Have a good one. I left the chair warm!"
Have a good one. I left the chair warm!
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) March 22, 2022
Madeley — who is married to 73-year-old Judy Finnigan — has been keeping a low profile in his absence.
Last year the TV presenter took part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! but was forced to quit the ITV reality show early after he suffered a 'funny turn' caused by dehydration and was sent to hospital for a health check.
Morgan, 56, left ITV's GMB in March last year after sparking a record number of complaints by saying he did not believe claims made by Meghan Markle about her mental health in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Since he walked out various presenters have been drafted in to join Reid, including former politician Ed Balls, Ranvir Singh, Richard Bacon, Kate Garraway and temporarily former BBC Breakfast host Bill Turnbull.
Madeley confirmed last year: "I’m doing the show down the line, along with other people.”
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Morgan is now hosting his own show Piers Morgan Uncensored, which will air on new global channel talkTV from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
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