Richard Arnold to take break from Good Morning Britain
22 December 2017 - 10:00 AM

Richard Arnold to take break from Good Morning Britain

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ichard Arnold is "taking a break" from "Good Morning Britain".

The 48-year-old presenter - who is the Entertainment Editor for the ITV's breakfast show - revealed on air this morning (22.12.17) that he won't be returning to the programme after the festive break as he's decided to "retire from the public life."

He said: "I'm retiring from public life. I'm disappearing for a while - who knows when I'll be back. You know what it's like in this business."

"I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" star Iain Lee - who came third in the competition - will be filling in for him "momentarily" but he doesn't know how long.

He said on his replacement: "Momentarily, I'm told, but who knows?"

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A clip was then shown of Iain relaxing in Richard's dressing room while drawing beards on pictures of him to "save money" replacing them with photos of himself.

He said: "Hello Richard, Iain Lee here. I'm only filling in for you for a couple of weeks so please don't panic.

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"I haven't got time to get my own publicity pictures so I'm just colouring in the beards here. Saves me a bit of money. Have a great break by the way!"

But Richard didn't seem impressed and is convinced he'll never get his job back.

He quipped: "There he is in my dressing room. Oh wow. Already settling himself in on my pleather with my fan art - the only piece of fan art I own. He's "temporarily filling in" - we know what that means in this business. That's showbiz!"

Meanwhile, Richard isn't the only showbiz reporter taking an extended break over the New Year as This Morning's Rylan Clark-Neal has also decided to step away.

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield last week, he said: "I've not really said anything but after Christmas, next Friday, I'm going to be going away for a little bit. It's definitely not goodbye but I'm going to be taking a little bit of a break new year. But I just want to say thank you because it's been lovely and I will be back."

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