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GMB viewers don't want Richard Madeley as Piers Morgan's permanent replacement

A RadioTimes.com poll revealed GMB viewers don't want Madeley to take over as permanent host.

Published: Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 at 5:37 pm

Since Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain, many media personalities have filled in for him on ITV's breakfast show, including presenter Richard Madeley.

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A few media outlets reported that the journalist could be taking over from Morgan for good, suggesting he had landed a permanent contract. But is this what GMB viewers want?

According to an exclusive RadioTimes.com poll, the answer is no.

When asked whether they wanted Richard Madeley to be Piers Morgan’s permanent GMB replacement, 70 per cent of RadioTimes.com readers voted 'No', with only 131 (30 per cent) of the total votes going to the 'Yes' camp.

Madeley has denied rumours he is taking over as Morgan's permanent replacement, with his representative telling The Mirror: "Richard is part of a revolving family of presenters and no plans to change that.

They declined to offer any comment on the rumours that he had secured a permanent contract worth £300,00.

On Wednesday morning, the presenter himself addressed the rumours on Good Morning Britain, saying: "I think someone's put two and two together and got four and a half." He went on to deny he'd be stepping into Morgan's role, confirming he'd continue appearing alongside Susanna Reid on a regular basis instead.

The presenter is also rumoured to be a part of this year's I'm a Celebrity, with The Sun reporting that "I’m A Celebrity will effectively be the perfect launch pad to start" presenting GMB permanently, "and he’s a brilliant addition to the GMB squad".

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