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Richard Madeley suffers nasty fall as he heads to hospital for GMB special

Richard Madeley suffered a nasty fall as he headed to hospital for a Good Morning Britain special episode today.

The 66 year old hosted the show alongside Kate Garraway from Whiston Hospital to speak to staff about how challenging the NHS is over winter.

It comes as tens of thousands of nurses voted to strike for the first time in a century in a bitter dispute over pay.

But after last night's heavy snow, Richard struggled to travel to work and ended up suffering a nasty accident.

Explaining that the hospital had been dealing with a "lot of falls", he revealed that his own incident.

Richard Madeley suffered a nasty fall on his way to work (ITV)

"I fell over this morning getting out of the car," he said. "Full-on fall!"

"It was very intense," Kate agreed.

"A lot of people walking into hospitals all over the country where it's freezing cold with fall accidents, that's really putting the pressure up," Richard said.

During the show, Richard was dubbed "peak Alan Partridge" as he rolled his sleeves up to host from the "front line".

He was branded 'peak Partridge' today (ITV)

"If you've just joined us, the reason we're in shirt sleeves and tie tucked in and all the rest of it - though that isn't really compulsory but I've done it just in case," he told the cameras. "Because it's a live ward and it's all about being bare below the elbow and being hygienic, so that's why we're going to look a bit casual."

Viewers couldn't resist making the inevitable comparisons, with one tweeting: "Richard Madeley is Peak Partridge this morning! 'You don't have to tuck your tie in....I've done it just in case!' #gmb #goodmorningbritain."

While another commented: "Richard Madeley going all Alan Partridge."

A third wrote: "Richard Madeley with his sleeves rolled up as if he’s about to deliver a baby #gmb."

Another joked: "Just when the NHS thinks things can’t get worse, Richard Madeley rolls up his sleeves and turns up on the front line. #GMB."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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