GMB fans ask for Richard Madeley’s deportation after ‘playing pranks’ on Keir Starmer with death threats

Richard Madeley issued an apology in Wednesday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, after seemingly dismissing threats to kill Sir Keir Starmer. Some viewers of the ITV show were not happy with his apology – some even called for the presenter to be fired.

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Richard Madeley says death threats ‘never accepted’

Good morning England Viewers are not satisfied with Richard Madeley The presenter’s recent apology, following the presenter’s controversial remarks about the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer.

On Tuesday, Richard, 65, appeared to question whether death threats were made against the leader of the Labor party really a “big deal”.

After an assured backlash online, ITV the presenter addressed his earlier comments during Wednesday’s edition of the early morning show.

The I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! The star stressed that death threats were “acceptable”, as he apologized for his controversial comments earlier in the week.

“Yesterday was a really busy show, we have so much work to do. I want to say one thing very quickly at the beginning here,” Richard began on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain programme.

Richard Madeley addressed his controversial comments on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain



“I was trying to pose a question to one of our initial discussions on the show about the prevalence of death threats online. I really didn’t hit it the right way, I didn’t go into it.”

He added: “I just want to reiterate the clear statement that death threats are clearly never accepted.”

Despite apologizing for his comments on Tuesday’s show – which he made during a discussion with Conservative commentator Andrew Pierce – Good Morning Britain viewers are still outraged.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has received death threats recently



A fan has arrived Twitter after the show aired on Wednesday to ask ITV bosses: “WHY do you continue to recruit #richardmadeley following his crass and inflammatory comments about @’s death threats Keir_Starmer?”

“Please, get rid of Richard Madeley. His insincere apology this morning exemplifies his vanity and self-obsession,” another wrote, with a third adding: “This is not an apology or retraction, it’s a poor excuse.”

One angry viewer even attached a hashtag purporting to remove the presenter from his spot on the ITV show.

Some Google My Business viewers want to see Richard dropped from the show



“#MadeleyOut ‘sorry’ is trash – Richard Madeley didn’t even start today’s story with it, he was quick to say sorry after talking about his family then ‘sorry’ with all the enthusiasm an 8-year-old boy is doing to say sorry to his brother for hitting him,” the scathing tweet read.

Another revealed that they reported Richard and Good Morning Britain to the regulator broadcast.

“First time in my life complaining about Ofcom,” the fuming viewer tweeted on Wednesday.

“Capture Richard Madeley’s comments to his close Tory guest yesterday about death threats being sent to Keir Starmer and other MPs is not a big deal. Crime can happen. ”

Richard’s comments on Tuesday caused an online backlash

Richard’s insulting comments come as the star is discussing the death threats the Labor Party leader has received in recent weeks with guest Andrew Pierce, the Daily Mail’s consulting editor .

Earlier this week it was reported that Sir Keir Starmer had received threats, after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson falsely accused the Opposition Leader of not prosecuting Jimmy Savile as a pedophile.

Discussing the threats, journalist Andrew said that “politicians get it all the time”, to which the presenter replied: “Actually, am I going to say that’s a big deal?”

The Mirror has approached representatives of Good Morning Britain for comment.

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