RICHARD Madeley clashed with Richard Arnold on Good Morning Britain as they heatedly discussed his I’m a Celebrity charge.
In the past series of ITV reality shows Richard, 65 years old, forced to withdraw after just three days due to injury – but still receiving his reported £750k fee in full.
In the Wednesday morning edition of GMB, Richard, co-host Susanna Reid and showbiz reporter Richard Arnold discussed celebrity interactions.
The former This Morning host commented that he missed Judy Finnigan’s 35th wedding anniversary thanks to being at I’m a Celeb castle.
He told Richard, 52: “It was our 35th wedding anniversary while I was in the castle.
“I left her an emerald ring, so there it is!”
When Susanna asked how much the ring cost, Madeley said: “750,000 pounds”.
When Susanna looked shocked, she laughed and added, “Of course not.”
But Susanna quickly added: “That’s pretty much all your charge, isn’t it?”
Richard Arnold quipped: “And earned in just a few days.”
Madeley replied, “Yes, I heard you talk about that.” Richard replied: “I may have had to mention it, it’s our job to report the news.”
Substitute Piers Morgan said: “I thought we were friends.” But Richard muttered, “No.”
The presenter then released a statement: “Hello everyone! Richard is here – first of all just to say that I am absolutely AMAZING.
“I started feeling unwell for a short time in the morning and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
“By leaving the camp, I therefore broke the Covid ‘bubble’ and thus, I had to leave the castle and all the great celebrities left in the camp.
“Obviously I would love to leave so soon but the safety of all my camp mates is the number one priority.
“I’m super excited to watch their journey continue…even more so with the prospect of being somewhere a little warmer than Gwrych Castle…
“Thanks to everyone who supported me on this short but utterly unforgettable adventure – I made some amazing friends and honestly, I had the time of my life.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8192756/richard-madeley-richard-arnold-gmb-clash/ Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley and Richard Arnold in awkward clash over star’s I’m A Celeb charge