Richard Madeley absent from 'Good Morning Britain' for third day

Richard Madeley hosts 'GMB'.
Richard Madeley has been absent from 'Good Morning Britain' this week. (ITV)

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."

Lewis teased: "Have a good one. I left the chair warm!"

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.

Martin Lewis is co-hosting 'Good Morning Britain' with Susanna Reid. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Martin Lewis has been co-hosting Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid. (ITV/Shutterstock)

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.

<p>Talking about Anne Marie's tumble at the 2022 Brits, GMB host Richard Madeley took the opportunity to remind viewers about his wife Judy Finnegan's own on-stage blunder at the NTAs in 2001.</p>
Richard Madeley hosts Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid. (ITV)

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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