By Chris King • 03 November 2021 • 0:41
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Good Morning Britain have reportedly confirmed that Richard Madeley will be the replacement for Piers Morgan, as a full-time presenter. It is believed that the 65-year-old is in the process of completing a deal worth an estimated £300,000-a-year.
Madeley will reportedly start his position, accompanying Susanna Reid, after competing in ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity’, which is back on our screens soon. According to insiders, following a discussion with his wife Judy Finnegan, Richard accepted the role on GMB. He has been guesting recently, and proving a big success with the show’s viewers, especially with his off-the-cuff comments, some of which have gone viral of late.
An inside source said, “Richard has always maintained he would never do GMB full-time, as he loves his life as it is. But as the weeks have gone by, and he’s proven a constant hit with viewers, he’s really got into his stride and has been enjoying it more and more”.
Adding, “I’m A Celebrity will effectively be the perfect launch pad to start the new gig, and he’s a brilliant addition to the GMB squad”.
Richard will not be earning as much as his 50-year-old co-presenter, Susanna, who has been on the show since 2014, and fronts it four days each week. He is of course, no stranger to morning television, having co-hosted This Morning, from 1988 until 2001, with wife Judy.
The inside source explained about Richard’s appointment, “They don’t want any big fuss or major announcement so as not to heap too much pressure on either Richard or Piers. Obviously, Piers is utterly unique and no one could like-for-like fill his size 12 shoes”.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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