Richard Madeley had a few “accidental Partridge” moments when interviewing a naked anti-Brexit campaigner on Good Morning Britain.
Dr Victoria Bateman, who believes that leaving the European Union leaves Britain “naked”, appeared in the GMB studio on Tuesday morning in the nude to speak to stand-in host Madeley and his co-presenter Kate Garraway.
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In the clip above, a rather flustered Madeley explains which parts of the slogan “Brexit means Britain naked” are on top of or underneath each of Dr Bateman’s breasts, before adding: “It’s beautifully written in capitals, who wrote it?”
Madeley was quick to reiterate that he definitely did not find Dr Bateman’s nakedness at all shocking in any way.
“As the only male presenter here, I don’t find it at all shocking,” he said. “It’s unusual, it’s a bit strange, but it’s not shocking or rude.”
He added that the crew’s main problem had been where to put the microphone.
It’s not the first time Madeley has been compared with Steve Coogan’s TV creation Alan Partridge – and we’re sure it won’t be the last…
Richard Madeley on #GMB using the rather unfortunate phrase “girding your loins” whilst interviewing a naked woman. ????. You can always rely on Richard.
— Josephine Formby (@JosephineFormby) February 12, 2019
— Katharine Sharpe (@KatharineS93) February 12, 2019
— Gully Burrows (@gully_burrows) February 12, 2019
Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain is full on Alan Partridge. Literally EVERYTHING he says, the tone of his voice. It’s so hard to watch ????
— Ellie (@_ellieshaw_) February 12, 2019
Richard Madeley aka Alan Partridge back on the tele.
— Alex (@EvsUk_) February 12, 2019
Dr Bateman also stripped off to make her point on Radio 4’s Today programme, and revealed presenter John Humphrys had been unaware she was going to take off her clothes.
'I invite Jacob Rees-Mogg to a naked debate about Brexit!' ????️
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) February 8, 2019