Danny Miller backs Richard Madeley amid Good Morning Britain interview backlash

By Simon Duke

Danny Miller has backed his I’m A Celebrity co-star Richard Madeley as the presenter came under fire from viewers for his interview with a survivor of the New York apartment block fire.

Overnight on Sunday, 19 people were killed when a blaze broke out in a high rise building in the Bronx area of the city.

One of the survivors, Winter Thomas, appeared in Monday’s Good Morning Britain and was quizzed by Richard and co-host Susanna Reid on her ordeal.

But This Morning legend Richard landed in hot water with many people watching at home for some of his questions and comments.

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After hearing that some people jumped from the ninth floor, Richard then asked: "Well presumably then, they wouldn't stand a chance, would they?"

He angered viewers further by asking Winter how she'd "manage" after witnessing the devastation and what the "worst part" of the ordeal was.

Viewers flocked to Twitter to condemn Richard’s approach to what should have been a sensitive and delicately handled interview, with one accusing him of having “a sensitivity bypass.”

But reigning I’m A Celebrity champion Danny threw his support behind Richard, posting: “Our @richardm56 is back on @GMB today and I couldn’t be happier for him!

“A beautiful man with some belting stories and the most caring nature. Miss you Dickie lad! See you soon for that beer.”

Richard had to quit I’m A Celebrity at the end of last year after a medical incident in the castle.

He went to hospital to get looked over but then had to withdraw as his visit meant he’s broken the show’s strict Covid bubble.

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