GOOD Morning Britain fans collectively cringed today when Richard Madeley awkwardly accused Sir Keir Starmer of "social intercourse".
The broadcaster, who is often compared to Steve Coogan's fictional radio host Alan Partridge, grilled the Labour leader alongside Susanna Reid on the ITV breakfast programme.
One person shared a meme ofPartridge and a dozen frown emojis and typed on Twitter: "Social intercourse" alongside the fictional radio star's favourite expression: "AHA!"
Another person tweeted: "I’m off to work for my daily dose of social intercourse"
And a third raged: "Did @richardm56 just say #socialintercourse? WTF! Get him off now! #GMB"
Richard had pressed Sir Keir over his alleged lockdown beer and curry party — after calling for the PM’s head over his Covid fine.
Read more TV stories
Richard Madeley ‘goes missing’ AGAIN from GMB after revealing show doubts
The 65-year-old asked: "Let’s cut to the chase: did you have social intercourse with 30 people and a takeaway?"
Cutting off a cabinet minister mid-flow, swearing live on air, telling a Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer act consisting of schoolchildren that their performance “wasn’t perfect” and turning up for work looking like an Oompa-Loompa are some of his other comments that have been likened to a Steve Coogan script.
Most read in TV
Soap star Philip Olivier is expecting fifth child 7 months after having fourth
Olivia Attwood branded ‘TV’s biggest diva’ after string of demands on The Games
Beauty queen reality star dead at 16 after 'incident in Las Vegas'
Helen Skelton's ex dating daughter of his multi-millionaire rugby club president
He previously reacted to the comparison and told The Sun: “If people want to take the p**s, that’s fine. It’s a harmless joke.
“I can take it. I don’t take myself even remotely seriously.
"I know some people do, and they get offended by being teased — but it’s only teasing.”
Read More on The Sun
No-nonsense Susanna makes Boris squirm as she grills him over cost of living
Piers savages ‘money-grabbing’ Meghan in rant about her Netflix axe
Richard has taken a few bashings on Twitter, recently over his fake tan disaster which made the papers, and which he explained on air the following day.
He added to The Sun: “People were laughing into my earpiece from the gallery.
"I asked to see myself on screen, and it was like I had just come back from a timeshare in Chernobyl. There was glowing radiation.”
Source: Read Full Article