Good Morning Britain viewers tickled as Richard Madeley says rude word live on air

The TV star quickly corrected himself and used a different word

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Richard Madeley attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Richard Madeley had a slip on Good Morning Britain. (Getty Images)

Richard Madeley was left red-faced after accidentally saying the word “a***” on Good Morning Britain.

The TV star was hosting the ITV morning show with Kate Garraway and they were talking to a traveller on video, a man who had been affected by the flight chaos.

“It’s a good job you kept your passport on you,” Madeley pointed out as they talked.

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"And it’s a good job you’ve got a couple of credit cards on you as well.

"Otherwise you really would be stuck, you would just basically be sitting on your a***."

Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain.(ITV screengrab)
Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain.(ITV screengrab)

Garraway, 56, looked slightly surprised at her co-presenter’s choice of word as she sat quietly beside him.

But the TV star quickly realised his gaffe and put it right.

Throwing his hands up in the air he said to viewers: “Excuse me.”

He then repeated the sentence but used the word “bottom” instead.

"Sitting on your bottom, at the airport on the floor, which so many people are," he said.

Madeley, 67, and Garraway then pressed on with a chat about the man’s comfy choice of clothes for travelling.

While Madeley was quick to correct his mistake, the little slip up didn’t go unnoticed and was spotted by some viewers who then shared their reactions on Twitter.

Richard Madeley, ITV Palooza!, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, 15 November 2022, Photo by Richard Goldschmidt
Richard Madeley corrected himself after saying the word. (PA Images/Alamy)

One person posted a confused emoji as they asked: “Did Richard Madeley just say a***?”

Another fan tweeted a crying with laughter emoji as they laughed that they had only been watching for five minutes and had heard the cheeky word.

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“I do believe Richard Madeley just said 'a***' live on air,” posted someone else.

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