Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley swears on live TV as he stands in for Piers Morgan
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Piers Morgan has always been pretty controversial when it comes to fronting Good Morning Britain. So you’d think nothing could go wrong with Piers off on his holidays, and Richard Madeley standing in for him. Well, think again.

Despite being well-versed in live TV, former This Morning host Richard let slip a swear as he interviewed The Voice UK winner Molly Hocking.

Speaking to Molly about her win, he said: "Reality really kicks in when there’s a moment and you say, 'Shit, I won it'."

Molly, who was appearing alongside her coach Olly Murs, didn’t seem to notice his slip-up and carried on talking about her achievement.

Richard later apologised for the gaffe, saying: "Apparently I just said the word starting with s and ending in t, I apologise."

It wasn't the only slip-up that Richard made during his first guest presenting role of the week.

While interviewing London Mayor Sadiq Khan about air pollution, Richard said his approach was "there's no point dicking about".

And some viewers even likened Judy Finnegan's husband to Alan Partridge as he interviewed Britain's Got Talent act Flakefleet Primary School, who got the first Golden Buzzer of the series from judge David Walliams.

Speaking about their performance, Richard pointed out it "wasn't perfect", with headteacher David McPartlin agreeing.

"It definitely wasn’t perfect," Richard said. "But that was the point."

However, some viewers thought his remark was a little too brash, considering the ages of the children appearing.

Good Morning Britain
airs on weekdays from 6am on ITV.


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