Rich seemed to have undergone a drastic makeover…
The 62-year-old presenter looked more bronzed than usual as he stood in for Piers Morgan, 54, on the ITV breakfast show, even poking fun at himself as he admitted he looked like a ‘pumpkin’.
Trying to explain his colouring is down to two weeks in the sun and some heavy-handed make-up, Richard tweeted following the uproar: ‘I was in the south of France for two weeks, came back a few days ago just before the start of this, but I agree with you. It’s looking a bit orange!
‘It can only be make-up, I think. But no, there is a tan underneath it. Sorry everybody if it’s a bit pumpkin-like!’
Richard’s tangoed new look certainly didn’t go unnoticed by viewers either, who quickly took to social media to draw some hilarious comparisons to his OTT tan.
Many amused GMB fans likened the former This Morning host to President Donald Trump, who is known for showcasing a colourful complexion.
One Tweeted: ‘Richard Madeley with his quiff & (fake) tan is starting to look like Donald Trump,’ while another wrote: ‘Richard Madeley doing his best to look like Donald Trump’s twin.’
Some viewers compared him to Willy Wonka’s fluorescent orange Oompa Loompas while others were simply entertained by his new look.
‘Has Richard Madeley been tangoed??’ penned one, with another added: ‘Please remind me where not to go for my spray tan Richard Madeley. You look totally ridiculous #gmb #orange.’
This isn’t the first cringe worthy moment Richard has suffered on live TV lately, shocking viewers when he accidentally let TWO swear words slip on the early breakfast show earlier this week.
During an interview with the winner of BBC’s The Voice and judge Olly Murs, 34, on Monday, the telly star seemed to forget the golden rule of live presenting.
Speaking to 18-year-old Molly Hocking about her win, he seemed to let out the S word, saying: ‘How does it feel when you think “S***, I won it!”’
Earlier that morning, Richard forgot his manners again, telling Mayor Sadiq Khan that there is ‘no point dicking about’ during a discussion about London’s air pollution.
Oh dear, Richard!