GOOD Morning Britain viewers were left cringing earlier today when the show’s LA correspondent, Ross King, repeatedly called host Adil Ray “Richard Madeley”.
The star appeared to be confused by who was presenting the ITV breakfast show today, and remained oblivious even after 44-year-old Adil corrected him.
Ross confused Adil for Richard Madeley
Ross, 57, was interviewing Wolfgang Puck in Los Angeles for GMB this morning, with the Hollywood chef talking Ross through the 30-dish menu that he has curated for this weekend’s Oscars ceremony.
As the interview drew to a close, Adil said: “On my 40th birthday a few years ago I went to Wolfgang’s restaurant in Las Vegas and it was superb.”
Hearing through his ear piece, Ross passed the message on – but didn’t realise who he was speaking to.
The presenter awkwardly told Wolfgang: “Our host Richard Madeley in London is saying on his 40th birthday he went to your restaurant.”
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Initially thinking that Ross had confused him for actor Richard Bacon, Adil exclaimed: “Richard Bacon?!”
Ross laughed off that blunder, quipping: “Richard Madeley I said!”
While his co-host Ranvir Singh burst into laughter beside him, shocked Adil continued: “Richard Madeley!
“Give this guy a monitor, will you?”
Adil’s co-host Ranvir found the blunder hysterical
Seemingly oblivious to Adil’s outrage, Ross continued chatting to Wolfgang before asking the host: “How are you doing, pal?”
Adil replied: “I am well but it’s Adil, not Richard.”
It is unclear whether Ross understood as he did not acknowledge his live TV blunder.
Viewers at home found the entire exchange uncomfortable, taking to social media to share their response.
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One tweeted: “Does Ross King realise yet?”
Another wrote: “Oh Jesus how f***ing awkward is this interview with Ross King thinking Adil Ray was Richard Madeley?”
A third said: “Complete car crash TV this morning, especially with Ross King’s Richard Madeley faux pas.”
A tickled fan added: “That was the funniest thing I’ve seen on Good Morning Britain. Guy was steaming being called Richard Madeley.”
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