RICHARD Madeley has pitched for Love Island to be bumped as much as ITV after the collection remaining final night time.
The Good Morning Britain host has famously shunned the hit actuality present and even threatened to depart the nation to keep away from the frenzy.
2Richard Madeley recommended Love Island needs to be bumped up from ITV2 to ITV2Editorial Use Solely. No Merchandising. No Industrial Use. Obligatory Credit score: Picture by ITV/Shutterstock (12963260m) Gemma Owen ‘Love Island’ TV Present, Collection 8, Islanders – 06 Jun 2022Credit: RexToday he made a U-turn after the 2022 remaining aired final night time and put it to viewers that the present needs to be given recognition on ITV’s prime channel.
Talking to Showbiz Editor Richard Arnold, the TV veteran mentioned: “Richard, given it’s been so successful. The rankings – they’ve by no means had rankings prefer it – do you suppose they’ll convey it over to ITV one?”
His colleague replied: “Properly that’s an excellent level. However ITV2 looks as if a pure dwelling for the demographic, don’t you suppose?”
Madeley wasn’t satisfied and continued: “Properly I do not know, it’s getting so massive.”
Richard, who yesterday returned to GMB after an extended break, was unimpressed and mentioned he ‘could not care much less’ because the Love Island line-up was introduced in June.
The outspoken presenter even apologised to viewers at dwelling after his co-host Charlotte Hawkins screamed the fact TV present’s phrase “received a textual content!”
He later mentioned he’d fortunately be part of an enormous airport queue to flee the nation throughout Love Island season.
As GMB launched three Love Island forged favourites, together with Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma Owen, Madeley, 66, quipped: “If there’s ever a great purpose to affix a queue out of the airport and get in another country, that’s it.”
It comes as Michael Owen mentioned his daughter Gemma had “carried out us proud” following the finale of ITV actuality present Love Island.
Gemma and her accomplice Luca Bish completed in second place on the programme, dropping out to Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti, on Monday night time.
Posting a photograph of himself and his daughter in a restaurant, Owen wrote on Twitter: “She’s carried out us proud.”
Forward of Gemma’s look on the present, the previous Liverpool striker, 42, described the expertise as “a father’s worst nightmare”.
Talking to ITV he mentioned: “I’ve no doubts that she’s going to make us all proud.
“It is most likely a father’s worst nightmare, however no matter she needs to do. You have to be supportive.”
He later joked that he’d gone “all the way in which to Germany” to “keep away from” watching his daughter on the present whereas commentating on an England’s Nations League match in June.