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

Richard Arnold to take break from Good Morning Britain

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?"

Rylan Clark-Neal worries about job 'every day'

Rylan Clark-Neal worries about job 'every day'

11 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

Rylan Clark-Neal worries about job 'every day'

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.

Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning

Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning

15 December 2017 - 4:00 PM

Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning

"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."

Stephen Mulhern to miss first Britain's Got Talent auditions due to illness
16 January 2018

Stephen Mulhern to miss first Britain's Got Talent auditions due to illness

Stephen Mulhern to miss first Britain's Got Talent auditions due to illness
Shane Richie is set to return to Benidorm
16 January 2018

Shane Richie is set to return to Benidorm

Shane Richie is set to return to Benidorm
Helen George opted for C-section after working on Call the Midwife
16 January 2018

Helen George opted for C-section after working on Call the Midwife

Helen George opted for C-section after working on Call the Midwife
'Soap Queen' Sharon Marshall is pregnant
16 January 2018

'Soap Queen' Sharon Marshall is pregnant

'Soap Queen' Sharon Marshall is pregnant
Vicky Pattison postpones wedding for 'year or two'
16 January 2018

Vicky Pattison postpones wedding for 'year or two'

Vicky Pattison postpones wedding for 'year or two'
Celebrity Big Brother rocked with double eviction
16 January 2018

Celebrity Big Brother rocked with double eviction

Celebrity Big Brother rocked with double eviction
The Apprentice's Michaela Wain and Harrison Jones are dating
16 January 2018

The Apprentice's Michaela Wain and Harrison Jones are dating

The Apprentice's Michaela Wain and Harrison Jones are dating
Vicky Pattison: The gym boosts my mental wellbeing
16 January 2018

Vicky Pattison: The gym boosts my mental wellbeing

Vicky Pattison: The gym boosts my mental wellbeing
Helen George is temporarily written out of Call the Midwife
16 January 2018

Helen George is temporarily written out of Call the Midwife

Helen George is temporarily written out of Call the Midwife
Aaron Chalmers to quit Geordie Shore?
16 January 2018

Aaron Chalmers to quit Geordie Shore?

Aaron Chalmers to quit Geordie Shore?
Lucy Fallon wants Corrie alter ego Bethany Platt to 'have more fun'
16 January 2018

Lucy Fallon wants Corrie alter ego Bethany Platt to 'have more fun'

Lucy Fallon wants Corrie alter ego Bethany Platt to 'have more fun'
Jacqueline Jossa was 'desperate' to shoot dramatic Queen Vic fall
16 January 2018

Jacqueline Jossa was 'desperate' to shoot dramatic Queen Vic fall

Jacqueline Jossa was 'desperate' to shoot dramatic Queen Vic fall