GMB’s Richard Madeley ‘couldn’t deliver something’ as he responds to backlash of claims
Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley insists he is ‘unable to give any information’ about the complaints surrounding his role on the show. It follows 800 plus complaints sent to Ofcom about Richard’s comments about death threats
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Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley “did not comment” on the complaints he received.
The ITV host – who regularly hosts the breakfast show alongside Susanna Reid – insists he’s not worried about sparking a backlash with his comments about the show.
It comes after Richard’s comments on death threats to Sir Keir Starmer were subjected to more than 800 complaints by Ofcom, after he appeared to ‘take down’ the threats.
The opposition leader received death threats after Prime Minister Boris Johnson falsely accused Keir of not prosecuting Jimmy Savile as a pedophile and throughout the show, journalist Andrew said that “the politicians Politicians always get it,” Richard replied. : “I was going to say, actually, is that a big deal?”
Now, Richard has responded to the backlash over his ‘controversial’ comments over the past few months in a new interview.
“Almost any day I do Good Morning Britain, you can go to Twitter an hour later and there’s going to be some Twitter storm starting because of something I said or did,” he said. Express.co.uk.
“You have to decide if it’s important, whether it really affects what you say or do the next day, or whether you’ll be offered another contract or people will spit on you in the street.”
When asked if the criticism was important to him, he replied: “It didn’t have any effect at all.”
While Richard admits he sometimes says something “really controversial” or a “real mistake”, he insists he has never been “uncontracted” over his comments. .
“I never withdrew or changed a contract. It didn’t come to life. I couldn’t deliver a thing!” he shared.
“I really, really, can’t give something because I know it doesn’t matter. I’m still here and I’m still asked to work, and nobody spits on me in the street, no impact in the real world.”
Following Richard’s comments last week, many viewers urged him to skip the show.
“WHY do you continue to recruit #richardmadeley after his crass and inflammatory comments about @Keir_Starmer’s death threats?” one viewer wrote on the social network.
Another added: “Please, get rid of Richard Madeley. His insincere apology this morning exemplifies his vanity and self-obsession.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/gmbs-richard-madeley-couldnt-give-26345566 GMB's Richard Madeley 'couldn't deliver something' as he responds to backlash of claims