Richard Madeley on GMB with Keir Starmer

Richard Madeley mocked by GMB viewers for remark to Keir Starmer: ‘Get him off!’

Oh Richard!

GMB fans cringed this morning after Richard Madeley made an awkward remark to Keir Starmer.

The 65-year-old was grilling the Labour leader about reports he had broken the lockdown rules.

Footage of Mr Starmer drinking beer with colleagues in April 2021 has emerged and Richard jumped straight in with a zinger.

Richard Madeley on GMB

He quipped: “Let’s cut to the chase. What do you say to the fact that evidence seems to be emerging that there were about 30 people takeaway meals, and bottles of beer and social intercourse that went on, did that happen?”

Fans flocked to Twitter mocking Richard’s choice of phrase.

The father-of-two is often compared to Steve Coogan’s hapless radio host Alan Partridge for his interviewing skills.

One person shared a meme of the fictional character and wrote: “Social intercourse” alongside Alan’s favourite expression: “AHA!”

Richard Madeley on GMB May 4
Richard was compared to Alan Partridge after his comment on GMB today (Credit: ITV)

Another tweeted: “I’m off to work for my daily dose of social intercourse.”

Meanwhile, a third was really irritated by Richard and fumed: “Did @richardm56 just say #socialintercourse? WHAT! Get him off now! #GMB”

It’s not the first time Richard has angered viewers of the show.

Last month, he sparked Ofcom complaints over comments he made to a guest.

The presenter interviewed an oil protestor and branded their slogan “childish” and “very Vicky Pollard”.

According to The Sun, TV watchdog Ofcom received 59 complaints relating to the interview.

Keir Starmer on GMB May 4
Keir Starmer appeared on GMB today (Credit: ITV)

The seasoned presenter is now a regular on GMB after Piers Morgan left the show after the Meghan Markle debacle.

Piers also courts controversy and is making plenty of headlines on his new Uncensored show.

I’m off to work for my daily dose of social intercourse.

In the first week he interviewed Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne and Tyson Fury.

We wonder what Richard thought of his technique!

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