Rachel Riley: Countdown beauty left stunned by GMB star’s Piers Morgan admission

Rachel Riley, 33, and host of Countdown, Nick Hewer, 75, were joined by Good Morning Britain showbiz reporter, Richard Arnold, on today’s programme.

Richard was in the Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, and went on to share a story about his ITV co-star, Piers Morgan.

The star said Piers had once completely spoken over a TV package which featured him being blown up.

Richard’s story began after Nick quizzed him: “Richard, who have you been lucky enough to meet this year?”

The Good Morning Britain reporter spilled: “Richard Madden, the man of the moment.

“The bosses at GMB decided they would cast me as a bodyguard and blow me up using the same special effects team as they used when Keeley Hawes’ character was blown up on the stage in character, and Richard rushed to try and saved her.”

He went on: “They took me to a deserted car park, surrounded by the same social effects people, obviously huge duty of care on behalf of ITV.

“I thought if there’s one way I can get a word in edge ways with Piers Morgan it will be if I get blow up on Good Morning Britain, they might actually run the entire VT (video tape).”

But Richard wasn’t pleased with Piers’ behaviour as he continued: “I was blown up, they ran the tape, Piers talked all over it.”

“So a wasted opportunity there,” he added.

Rachel raised her eyebrows at Richard’s story, as she sat and intently listened.

Wile Nick said: “They blew you up in a car park… He (Piers Morgan) will not be put in the shadow will he.

Countdown airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 2.10pm. 

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