GOOD Morning Britain viewers were delighted to see Martin Lewis replace Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain today.
The money saving expert took part in a special today alongside Susanna Reid – meaning Richard wasn’t on air.
Richard, who typically presents Monday to Wednesday, decided to end his week early in order to make space for Martin. Martin impressed viewers by his passionate and useful advice.
One person posted: “How refreshing to see Martin instead of the tripe that’s Richard #GMB.”
A second: “Quite liked having Susanna Reid flying solo without Richard Madeley talking about himself for the first hour.”
As someone else noted: “What no Richard Madeley? Thank God for that!! I’ll watch today. I love the programme but don’t watch when he’s on it.”
Richard’s absence comes after having on air arguments this week with Susanna Reid as the pair clashed over Will Smith’s Oscars slap.
He also took a week long break earlier this month as well, and was replaced then by Martin Lewis and Adil Ray.
The Sun exclusively revealed in November that Madeley had signed up to replace Piers with an estimated £300,000-a-year deal.
A source said at the time: “Richard has always maintained he would never do GMB full-time, as he loves his life as it is.
“But as the weeks have gone by, and he’s proven a constant hit with viewers, he’s really got into his stride and has been enjoying it more and more.
“He polls really well with fans and ratings have steadily been on the rise again over the past six months. After meeting with ITV bosses, he was offered an ITV staff contract. He decided to go ahead with the contract after consulting his family, particularly his wife Judy. ‘sod it’ — and to go for it.”
Piers infamously quit the popular morning programme last year after he stormed off set following a row with weatherman Alex Beresford.
After walking out on the show, Piers revealed he turned down 20 jobs before signing a historic deal with The Sun, adding how he was “coming home”.