The GMB presenter has returned from his American break, and viewers couldn’t help but notice Richard was sporting a nice golden glow on his return.
His co-host Susanna Reid welcomed him to the ITV show on Monday morning, but didn’t mention his golden tan as the duo caught up on screen.
The 65-year-old TV host beamed from ear-to-ear as the GMB team welcomed him back.
Detailing his holiday, Richard told Susanna that he had just returned from an extended trip to the States on Friday and was delighted be back hosting the ITV breakfast show.
Eagle-eyed fans flocked to Twitter to share their reaction as one viewer joked that Richard would be the perfect advocate for a fake tan advert.
“Well Richard’s been away on Holiday or someone’s been heavy handed with his make-up. He should be in a take tan advert,” one GMB viewer quipped.
“Richard’s tan is brighter than my future,” another mocked.
“Richard Madeley is back!! Does he have fake tan on? He’s looking tanned,” someone else tweeted.
A fourth chimed: “Watching GMB and Richard looks so different? I can’t put my finger on it? Is it the tan?”
Meanwhile, a fifth joked: “I was almost blinded when I turned on my TV and saw Richard Madeley’s tan.”
Richard’s return to Good Morning Britain comes after Susanna was named as the highest-paid woman on British TV having signed an incredible £1.1m deal to stay on the ITV programme.
The lucrative deal means that 51-year-old Susanna has now overtaken fellow ITV presenter Holly Willoughby to the title of highest-paid woman.
Holly allegedly takes home £730,000 a year for her role on This Morning.
Susanna’s contract with ITV reportedly ended in November, and it is said that she ‘dug her heels in’ to bag the sparkling new deal signed this week.
The TV host knows she is a huge part of the show and is increasingly involved in the day-to-day decisions too, alongside her presenting role.
“Plus there is already uncertainty over who will co-anchor long term after Piers Morgan left last year, so she was definitely in a strong position,” a source told The Sun.
“Bosses rate her highly and wanted to keep her, but she didn’t agree straight away. She’s certainly played a strong negotiating game and it has worked out for her.”
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