Richard Madeley recalls on-air altercation with Shakin Stevens He went mad

Richard Madeley recalls on-air altercation with Shakin' Stevens

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Joining the Loose Women panel on Friday, Richard Madeley was on hand to discuss his current BBC series, This is My House. The presenter reunited with co-star Judi Love but while he was on to promote the series, the panel wanted to know about his “feud” with Shakin’ Stevens.

Presenter Kay Adams asked: “What’s up with you and Shakey? Why did he jump on you?”

“Ah you put your finger on it in his name,” Richard replied.

A clip of Shakin’ Stevens, real name Michael Barratt, jumping onto Richard was then shown on the ITV panel show.

“Actually he had just arrived on the scene then and I’d never heard of him,” he explained.

“My briefing notes said he was Shakin’ Stevens and he was happy to called Shakin, with n, apostrophe.

“So I started the interview, I think he felt a bit upstaged by Status Quo to be honest.

“Anyway, he came on and I called him Shakin’ and he said, ‘No, no, it’s Shakey.’

“And I said, ‘Yeah well anyway…’ I thought he was winding me up I said, ‘Anyway Shakin’…’

“And he went, ‘No, like I said Richard, it’s Shakey.’ I said, ‘No it’s Shakin’.’”

Richard continued: “He went mad and attacked me. But you know we’ve met many times since. It was no harm.”

The Good Morning Britain host admitted he was a “baby” when the interview took place having just started his journalism career.

“I was on Yorkshire Television, the show was called, get this, Calendar Goes Pop!” he recalled.

“Calendar was the regional title and I was probably 21 or 22.”

Earlier this week, Richard confirmed he would be taking a break from his presenting duties on Good Morning Britain over the summer.

Speaking on Sunday Brunch, he said: “I don’t see GMB as the next step in my career because I’m a pensioner. I get my state pension now. I just do stuff I get a kick out of.”

Host Simon Rimmer asked: “So will you keep doing it Richard? You know, you’re doing it because you said you do things because you enjoy them.

“If they said they want to make it more permanent would you be…?”

Richard explained: “I’d consider the offer but they haven’t said that.

“Since Piers left, as you know, his chair has been a kind of rotating gig and all sorts of presenters have come in and done it.”

He added: “I’ve got quite a big break in the summer, I’m going to France and then I’ll be back quite a lot in the autumn.”

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV from 12.30pm.

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