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Zara Woodcock

Frank Skinner's co-star remains in a coma as police appeal for information about crash

Fans of the 'funny and gentle' Gareth Richards sent their well wishes to the star after he was involved in a horrific road accident.

Over the weekend, Frank Skinner broke down in tears as he revealed his former co-host Gareth is fighting for his life.

Gareth's agent has since shared how the comedian remains in a coma in intensive care, as police appeal to anyone with information about the crash to come forward.

His manager Lynne Johnstone said: 'We are praying that he makes a miraculous recovery and are in touch with his family who are taking one day at a time, our thoughts go out to them and to all and his friends.

'We are all thinking of him and willing him to pull through.'

Frank Skinner became emotional as he revealed his co-host Gareth Richards' condition over the weekend (West Bromwich Albion FC via Gett)

The police have published a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward if they have any information about the crash that was reportedly on the M25 near Heathrow Airport on March 27.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the crash but police are calling on anyone with any information or dashcam footage of what happened to contact them, Sky News reports.

The Metropolitan Police said that a man remains in the hospital in a "life-threatening condition".

Police officers are continuing to look into the horrific collision.

Gareth is currently in a coma in intensive care (INSTAGRAM)

Gareth was involved in a serious road accident earlier last week and has been in a coma in intensive care.

After hearing the news, fans and friends rushed to social media to share sweet messages about the comedian.

"I'm not a comedian, not in the biz but I do know of Gareth Richards and have only heard good of him," one user said.

"Here's hoping he pulls through and everything works out ok. He is loved by all."

Another fan wrote: "So sad to hear about Gareth Richards terrible accident. What a lovely, funny, gentle man. Sending so much hope out for recovery."

Gareth used to work on Absolute Radio with Frank and many others (FACEBOOK)

"We haven't seen each other for years but @garethrichards is one of the best people and has been a great friend. If you're the kind who prays please do what Frank says and send one up for Gareth. Sending you all the best mate," an old pal posted.

"Just heard about Gareth Richards. Terrible news. He was great on Frank’s radio show and I saw him support Frank and he was brilliant." another commented.

Breaking the sad news over the weekend on his radio show, Frank said: "One thing you have to learn to do in this line of work is out on a false front and the show must go, that's what happened this morning."

Talking to his co-host Emily Dean, he continued: "We have been doing this show for 14 years and when we first did the pilot for it, me and Emily, it was rubbish, just the two of us. Couldn't do it.

Frank got emotional on the radio show on Saturday (Getty Images Europe)

"We got a guest on the next one who was Gareth Richards, who was brilliant on here and we asked him to do the show. And so for the first few years it was me, Em and Gareth.

"He became a very close friend and has supported me on tour. Gareth and Emily are very very close."

Explaining Gareth's condition, Frank added: "Gareth was in a very big road accident this week and it is not looking great for Gareth. He is in hospital and he is fighting and it's not looking great. I didn't want to do this show without mentioning him."

Frank then appealed to listeners to keep Gareth in their prayers.

"He is a fantastic bloke. I don't know if any of you do pray but if you do, give one for Gareth this week," he said.

An emotional Emily added: "We love you, Gareth."

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